The rise and fall of the ethnic mall

[ Globe and Mail ] - [ Jun 19, 2012 1:12:15 GMT ]

They all made boastful, superlative-ridden claims: The Largest South Asian Indoor Shopping Centre in the GTA! The Biggest Chinese Mall in North America! North America’s First Tamil Plaza! But years after these ambitious projects under the names The Sitara, The Landmark, and T.Junction were announced – all with target opening dates that have since passed – none are open. The projects never got off the ground. Several other new mall developments or expansions of existing ones that would have amounted to millions of square feet of retail space have stalled in construction or been rebranded as mainstream shopping centres. [ full story ]

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