AIMCo and Oxford Properties' Yorkdale Shopping Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and after a half century of success and a number of expansions, Yorkdale is growing yet again with a $331 million expansion that will add 298,000 square-feet of space in a 4-storey addition, designed by MMC Architecture, at the mall's east end.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, TorontoExcavation at the site of the Yorkdale Mall expansion, image by Craig White

Work on the project got under way late last year, and in the time since, crews have made significant progress on the site's excavation. The first tower crane should be assembled soon, allowing the concrete to start to flow.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, TorontoExcavation at the site of the Yorkdale Mall expansion, image by Craig White

The new expansion will be anchored by a 188,000 square-foot Nordstrom, one of five initial Canadian locations of the US clothing retailer.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, TorontoExcavation at the site of the Yorkdale Mall expansion, image by Craig White

To provide a better understanding of how this latest expansion will look upon completion, Yorkdale commissioned a fly-through video rendering that shows how both the interiors and exteriors should appear.

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the project's Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.