Vaughan Mills Canada, Vaughan

Vaughan Mills

Vaughan Mills is one of the largest shopping centres in Canada located adjacent to Canada's Wonderland at the southeast corner of Highway 400 and Rutherford Road, in Vaughan, Ontario. The mall opened on November 4, 2004, and was the first regional enclosed shopping complex to be opened in the Greater Toronto Area since the Erin Mills Town Centre in 1990 as well as the first in the GTA built in the 21st century. It is the largest shopping mall in York region with almost 1.3 million square feet (110,000 m²) of retail space.

The shopping centre was designed and built by Ivanhoé Cambridge and the Mills Corporation, the latter of which owns a portfolio of malls across the United States. JPRA served as the design architect for the centre, with Bregman + Hamann Architects as the project architect. Like its American counterparts, Vaughan Mills incorporates a "race track" layout to maximize the exposure of the mall tenants. The complex has over 200 retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment outlets. Fifteen anchor retailers are present, including Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, H&M, The Children's Place, and Urban Planet. Entertainment located on the site includes the first Legoland Discovery Centre in Canada.

In August 2006, the Mills Corporation sold its stake in Vaughan Mills to partner Ivanhoé Cambridge. In January 2013, plans were announced to add 150,000 square feet and 50 new stores to the mall, which opened in late 2014.

York Region Transit buses connect to this mall at Vaughan Mills Terminal.

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