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Dead/Decaying Malls of Greater Toronto

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I’ve shopped at Farm Boy in Ottawa often. I find them expensive. It’s a different concept from the traditional Loblaws/Metro approach. It will be interesting to see how they do in the Toronto market. Some locations” demographics make sense to me, some I question.
 

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I’ve shopped at Farm Boy in Ottawa often. I find them expensive. It’s a different concept from the traditional Loblaws/Metro approach. It will be interesting to see how they do in the Toronto market. Some locations” demographics make sense to me, some I question.
Well, Alderwood Plaza has been pretty quiet. I am sure that starting next Thursday when they open, they will bring a traffic boost to that plaza. Farm Boy is not exactly the cheapest, but that's how it is supposed to be. The company has a " buy less, shop more " idea, meaning it is a bit different than your average supermarket. Also, this is the first supermarket for South Etobicoke since TOPS closed in 2015. I will post here on March 3rd some pictures from the Grand Opening.
 

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[...] I will post here on March 3rd some pictures from the Grand Opening.
I look forward to the photos, since it may be some time before I get out that way. Thanks.

There is actually now a separate thread for this: Farm Boy Expansion in the GTA. Probably the better spot for your photos and this discussion, since as of March 1 Alderwood Plaza will likely no longer qualify as a dead or decaying mall (the subject of this thread).
 

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Okay then, I will post in the Farm Boy thread then. But, we need to talk about Woodbine Mall/Fantasy Fair in Etobicoke. Fantasy Fair is doing just fine, but the interior portion has lost a lot of stores over the years, and the former Sears space has been replaced by a cheap goods store ( forgot the name ).
 

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How can you tell the difference? ha ha


Yeah there really is no difference. The interior portion has lost a lot of businesses over the years. If you search" Woodbine Mall " on Google, and scroll a bit, someone asked the question " Does Woodbine need a Walmart ". Also, a Sweet Jesus ice cream shop is opening up in Woodbine, maybe that will help out.
 

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Not sure if this was posted elsewhere:

The Galleria is in its death throes and yet the lights stay on. We asked eight writers and a photographer to find the meaning of the mall

https://www.westendphoenix.com/february-2018-the-long-goodbye

Galleria Mall will be redevolped in the coming years into a condo. The mall would stay, but a condo would be built on top ( there is obviously a delay though if the mall still is open in 2018 )
 

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