The $331 million expansion of AIMCo and Oxford’s landmark Yorkdale Shopping Centre, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues to progress with excavation now proceeding on a new 298,000 square-foot retail expansion at the mall's eastern end. Designed by MMC Architecture, the new 4-storey addition is being built along Yorkdale Road, immediately adjacent to the Yorkdale TTC subway station, in space which was occupied by a multi-level parking garage serving Yorkdale shoppers up until last year.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion, MMC Architects, Oxford Properties, NordstromLooking north across the Yorkdale construction site, image by Jack Landau

The new addition will be anchored by a 188,000 square-foot Nordstrom, one of the first five Canadian locations for the US clothing retailer, as well as a host of new stores occupying the remaining 110,000 square-feet of space.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion, MMC Architects, Oxford Properties, NordstromExcavation progress at Yorkdale construction site, image by Jack Landau

This addition follows on the mall's recent $220 million, 145,000 square foot expansion in 2012, and another $110 million expansion a few years prior in 2005. Once the current expansion is complete, Yorkdale will have undergone over $650 million of additions and upgrades, with over 600,000 square-feet of added space since the 2005 expansion began.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion, MMC Architects, Oxford Properties, NordstromLooking northwest across the Yorkdale construction site, image by Jack Landau

For a look into the future, we have included a video depicting a rendered fly-through of the new expansion.

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