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Westmount Mall
Westmount Mall.JPG
Location 785 Wonderland Road South
London, Ontario
N6K 1M6
Opening date 1973
Developer Sifton Properties
Management Bentall Retail Services
No. of stores and services 65
No. of anchor tenants 4
No. of floors 2
Website Westmount Shopping Centre

Westmount Shopping Centre or also referred to as Westmount Mall is a shopping centre located in London, Ontario. It is located at 785 Wonderland Road South at the northwest corner of Wonderland Road and Viscount Road.

History[edit]

Westmount Mall's first phase opened originally in 1971 with 15 stores.

In 1973, the mall expanded and became fully enclosed with about 50 additional retailers, with Horizon as the main anchor.

In 1978, Horizon was closed and converted into an Eaton's department store.

Expansion[edit]

The mall was completely rebuilt as a two storey mall, with underground parking and over 160 retailers. Construction began in 1987 and was finished in 1989.

By 1999, Eaton's was closed due to bankruptcy and subsequently converted into a Sears department store.

Downturn[edit]

By the early 2000s, however, Westmount's fortunes experienced a slump. The vacancy rate in the mall took a sharp increase as 40 stores slowly left the mall.[1]

Future[edit]

In March 2010, the London Health Science Centre announced that, pending final approval from the Ministry of Health, it would open a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) kidney dialysis centre in the mall in the summer of 2011. This new centre will replace two of the four existing dialysis centres in London. The London Health Science Centre selected the mall over two other competing locations in the city's core. The London Health Science Centre cited the mall's free parking, proximity to the 401 and 402, and shopping and entertainment facilities, as key factors in its decision.[2]

In March 2010, Bentall LP, the mall's owner, applied to the city for approval to demolish 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of floorspace to make room for parking.

Due to the demolition plans and rent increases, tenants either relocated within the mall or left the mall entirely. The mall plans to begin demolition in the summer and complete its changes by the end of 2010. The mall's second floor is to be used for office space and medical clinics.[3] The mall will be without a food court for 18 months.[4]

In October 2012, it was announced that the Metro store would be closing as of December 8, 2012 due to declining profitability. Over 60 employees will lose their jobs. The grocery store was one of Westmount's original tenants dating back to the opening of the mall in the early 1970s.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicole Borland (2015-03-28). "So what exactly happened to Westmount Mall?". LondonFuse. Retrieved 2016-04-02. 
  2. ^ Norman De Bolo (2010-03-12). "Kidney dialysis centre set for Westmount mall". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  3. ^ Norman De Bolo (2010-03-12). "Tenants displaced by mall demolition". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  4. ^ Norman De Bolo (2010-03-15). "Tenants angered by rent hike, demolition, at Westmount mall". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  5. ^ Chip Martin (2012-10-12). "Metro grocery store closing at London's Westmount Shopping Centre cuts 61 jobs". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 

Coordinates: 43°56′53″N 81°17′31″W / 43.948°N 81.292°W / 43.948; -81.292


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138 news items

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton Sun
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:06:11 -0700

LISA KRISTINE RANDHAWA, 42, was found dead in an apartment across from Westmount Mall near 114 Avenue and 132 Street. An autopsy determined her cause of death as trauma. 11. AMIN MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI, 30, and his brother were both shot ...

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Sun
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:00:00 -0700

At around 12:30 p.m., police found the two suspects at Westmount Mall, at Groat Road and 111 Avenue, where they were taken into custody. Wayne McGilvery, 38, and Tyrelle Rowan, 18, have each been charged with break and enter to commit robbery, ...

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton Sun
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:54:54 -0700

MARCH 28: LISA KRISTINE RANDHAWA was found dead in an apartment across from Westmount Mall, 11455 132 St. APRIL 8: ADRIAN STANLEY REDCROW was found in an alley near 116 Avenue and 91 Street. APRIL 10: BRAD MACDONALD, was ...

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton Sun
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:51:57 -0700

MARCH 28: LISA KRISTINE RANDHAWA was found dead in an apartment across from Westmount Mall, 11455 132 St. APRIL 10: BRAD MACDONALD, was found dead in a grassy area near Stony Plain Road and Winterburn Road on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton Sun
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:26:15 -0700

Two men were shot in the melee, and were taken to hospital, where one man died. MARCH 28: LISA KRISTINE RANDHAWA was found dead in an apartment across from Westmount Mall, 11455 132 St. twitter.com/ClaireTheobald. ctheobald@postmedia.com ...

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton Sun
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:45:00 -0700

... outside Tribute Lounge at 81 Avenue and 105 Street. Two men were shot in the melee, and were taken to hospital, where one man died. MARCH 28: LISA KRISTINE RANDHAWA was found dead in an apartment across from Westmount Mall, 11455 132 St.

Am980 London News

Am980 London News
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:14:32 -0700

By the end of next week, all of London's Target stores will have shut their doors for good. Staff at Target's Westmount Mall location have confirmed the store will officially close next Saturday, April 4th. Officials announced on Tuesday the Masonville ...

CTV News

CTV News
Tue, 13 May 2014 16:55:33 -0700

London police say one male youth was transported to hospital and another arrested after reports of a stabbing at Westmount Mall. Officers were called to the shopping centre at 785 Wonderland Road South just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. A male youth was ...
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