Interesting Recently Released Facts About Square One


Published January 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Anthony Urciuoli/ photo

While most people know Square One  is a good place to dine and shop in Mississauga, few probably think about the hard—but fun—numbers associated with the ever-evolving (and ever more chic and stylishly designed) shopping centre.

A recent study commissioned by the Retail Council of Canada breaks down Canadian malls by a series of interesting numbers (such as how many sales they make per square foot) and has revealed a few fun facts that you might not know about Mississauga’s most iconic–and ever changing–mall.

For one thing, the study finds that Square One is one of the top 10 malls in Canada in terms of sales by square feet. It comes in after Yorkdale and the Eaton Centre, but beats out Sherway Gardens, Mapleview Shopping Centre in Burlington and Scarborough Town Centre.

It’s also the third largest mall in Canada in terms of square footage. The largest is the West Edmonton Mall (3,200,000 sq. ft.), followed by the Eaton Centre (2,098,754 sq. ft.).

Take a look at some interesting numbers—and see how the mall stacks up against its local and national counterparts—below:

$1,064 – Square One sales per square foot

($1,653 – #1 Yorkdale Shopping Centre)

1,904,595 square feet – Square One size

(3,200,000 Sq. Ft – #1 West Edmonton Mall)

Anchors over 50,000 square feet:

Walmart – 220,000 sq ft

Hudson’s Bay – 188,000 sq ft

Holt Renfrew – 140,000 sq ft

La Maison Simons 113,000 sq ft

23,000,000 – Square One Annual Pedestrian Count

(50,100,000 – #1 Toronto Eaton Centre)

8,704 – Square One Parking Spaces

(21,152 – #1 West Edmonton Mall)

Expansion/Renovation Plans?

The RCC offers a definitive “YES” to this question, adding that a north-west expansion plans in the works for the mall that recently welcomed a new luxury store wing (complete with Holt Renfrew, Jamie’s Italian and Starbucks).

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