TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2017 /CNW/ – Cadillac Fairview (CF) is proud to announce it has completed its $21 Million revitalization at CF Shops at Don Mills, enhancing the overall experience and amenities at the outdoor lifestyle shopping centre. The renovations, ranging from pedestrian upgrades to expanded entertainment zones, are just in time for the centre’s peak summer season.
“CF Shops at Don Mills is more than a shopping centre, it’s a 40-acre, integrated community, featuring a range of independent and international retail brands, office space, elevated dining options, as well as a community park, three residential towers, with four to follow, and a future community centre,” said Niall Collins, Senior Vice President, Development, Cadillac Fairview. “When we began transforming the centre last year, our intent was to provide further integration with the growing condo community and amplify what was already a vibrant, mixed-use destination where people come together.”
Extended entertainment zones and enhanced outdoor gathering places
CF Shops at Don Mills has expanded its entertainment experience zones at the junction of Leadly Lane and Karl Fraser Road, as well as O’Neil Road with patio zones and overhead catenary lighting. These new spaces, along with popular attractions such as Town Square, add to its notable roster of public spaces known for hosting outdoor events and activities throughout the year. A property-wide music speaker system has been implemented heightening the overall ambiance at the property for all guests to enjoy.
Upgraded landscaping, furniture, seating options and new art installations have revitalized the look of the property. The existing water fountain has been refreshed to include artistic features for guests of all ages to relax and enjoy the distinct outdoor amenities that make the centre a true neighbourhood oasis.
Improved pedestrian and vehicle amenities
Navigating the centre by car and on foot is now more convenient with updated wayfinding, signage and connections. Guests visiting the property by car will appreciate new, illuminated digital signage and large entry identifier pylons. The free, four-level parkade has been updated with digital signage displaying real time parking counts for the 1,000 stalls. A new pedestrian connection off Karl Fraser Road has also been installed for better access to and from the retail area.
Pedestrians will notice improved walkways, which include widened sidewalks, new pedestrian connections, and improved site wide signage.
Commuters continue to have easy access to CF Shops at Don Mills via TTC. Station and track construction a nearby Science Centre Station (formerly Don Mills Station) continues for future access to the Crosstown LRT.
Seasonal Programming at CF Shops at Don Mills
Known for its yearly programming and event offerings through all four seasons, CF Shops at Don Mills is hosting an array of interactive events and activities this summer and leading into the fall throughout the property’s expanded public outdoor spaces.
- Community members can take part in group cycling classes every Tuesday and Thursday three times daily in Town Square until August 31, in partnership with the Rosedale Club
- Complimentary outdoor yoga classes are held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Town Square until September 3, in partnership with Physiomobility Don Mills
- Food enthusiasts can shop the region’s finest products at the weekly farmer’s market held every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Aggie Gardens until October 3
- Visitors can experience 70+ emerging artists exhibiting painting, photography, printmaking, drawings and more from August 18 to 20, in partnership with the Artist’s Network
- Train rides are offered for kids through CF Shops at Don Mills on select days until October 15
“As Ontario’s first open air lifestyle shopping centre, we see the heaviest traffic in the summer months with guests looking to take advantage of the warmer temperatures to spend time dining, shopping the latest trends or taking in our entertainment offering,” said Ilene Klein, General Manager, CF Shops at Don Mills. “We’re thrilled to unveil these new improvements, as well as our extended summer programming to give guests even more to experience with their families and friends and other community members.”
To learn more about the different events and activities visit www.cfshopsatdonmills.com
About CF Shops at Don Mills
CF Shops at Don Mills is Ontario’s first urban outdoor shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination and is home to an assortment of over 100 stores, services, restaurants and residences. For more information, visit www.cfshopsatdonmills.com.
About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at more than $28 billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 38 million square feet of leasable space at 67 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Tour Deloitte and CF Carrefour Laval.
SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited