The CF Shops at Don Mills, an open air shopping complex in the heart of North York, will soon complete a $21-million revitalization, with parking and pedestrian improvements, an expanded entertainment zone and new landscaped spaces.
“Through property investment, we are bringing more of what guests love to the centre, creating an inviting and accessible space where everyone can spend the day and come together year-round,” said Niall Collins, senior vice-president of development at Cadillac Fairview.
Construction has already started and expected to finish in spring 2017. A “pedestrian facelift” will include the widening of sidewalks, the installation of cobblestone roadways and a catenary lighting system. Upgraded signage and wayfinding will be installed for better navigation, while parking will include new, illuminated, digital signage displaying real time parking counts and better access to the free, four-level, 1,000 stall parkade through a new pedestrian entry way.
The property will also feature new furniture and seating areas, art installations and the landscaping of green space, including a more artistic water fountain. In addition, public spaces will be expanded for community members and shoppers to congregate. A second entertainment experience zone at the junction of Leadly Lane and Karl Fraser Road will be added to increase regular programming and entertainment onsite.
“The redevelopment effort incorporates changes based on valuable recommendations from our guests to allow us to effectively meet the needs of shoppers and our community, added Ilene Klein, general manager at CF Shops at Don Mills.