$110 million renovation to transform Markville Shopping Centre
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited has announced a $110 million renovation plan for Markville Shopping Centre, including new south-facing restaurants with “al fresco” seating, a new interior dining area with north and south-facing exterior entrances and a contemporary interior redesign. Interior common areas will be revamped with sleek, architectural details and a central atrium, with a sweeping, curved staircase and sculpted ceilings to create a dramatic and modern shopping environment.
Over 250,000 square feet of commercial space will be re-merchandised with best-in-class and new-to-market brand-name merchants. 12,000 linear feet of glass handrails and 180,000 square feet of new high quality flooring materials have chosen to provide a clean, refined look for the common areas. Restroom facilities in the dining court will include separate family washrooms and a mothers’ room, and will be fitted with low flow toilets and “touchless” water, soap and hand dryers.
Construction will commence in September 2011. The new dining court is expected to open for Christmas 2012 and the majority of the new merchants will be open for Christmas 2013.
Markville Shopping Centre has been recognized by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for achieving environmental excellence. This achievement is part of Cadillac Fairview’s ongoing commitment to sustainability through its GREEN AT WORK program. Initiatives implemented in Markville’s existing operations will be carried over into the redeveloped Centre. Last year, Markville was the recipient of the Facilities Gold Award presented by the Recycling Council of Ontario, in recognition of the Centre’s landfill diversion rate of 75 per cent.