Shopping: Outlet Collection at Niagara – Canada’s largest open-air outlet mall

Outlet Collection at Niagara

Situated in magnificent Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Outlet Collection at Niagara heralds a new concept among Ivanhoé Cambridge’s array of shopping centre developments. Anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Phase 1 of this open air, outlet shopping shopping centre will feature sophisticated architectural design in eight, single-level buildings totalling 520,000 sqft. of retail space. Upon completion, this unique property will be home to 100 renown and eclectic retail brands and will open in May 2014.

It is slated to be Canada’s largest open-air outlet mall, and it will be right here in the Niagara Region in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The new Niagara Outlet Mall (under construction by Ivanhoe Cambridge), called the “Outlet Collection”, will feature 100 retail stores, including only one of three Bass Pro Shops in Canada. That store alone will be 80,000 square feet of space within an outlet mall that will expand over 520,000 square feet of space at Glendale Avenue and Taylor Road, right across from White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor David Eke, told the St.Catharines Standard that “When we’re shopping here, the Outlets of Niagara will be the item that puts Niagara on the map”. There is no doubt that this particular Niagara outlet mall will be a magnet for visiting tourists, with its estimated cost at $200 million and with a wide selection of some internationally popular retail stores on board — those such as Forever 21, Banana Republic,Bench Outlet, Brooks Brothers Outlet, Calvin Klein, Gap Outlet, Izod, Michael Kors Outlet, Naturalizer, Osh Kosh, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen. The mall’s stores and food operations will create 1500 Full and Part-Time jobs.

The mall will also feature a farmer’s market in which local Niagara region and International produce will be presented, to maintain the reputation of being one of the world’s already most popular destinations, seeing as Niagara Falls alone draws an estimated 12 million tourists to the city alone. This addition will stabilize that familiarity encouraging those tourists to stay within the Niagara Region. It’s close proximity to the Niagara Falls and its hotels and attractions , will most surely be a major tourist draw.

According to David Baffa, the senior vice president of retail development for Ivanhoe Cambridge, the design of the mall’s open-air concept would sit nicely with the Niagara-on-the-Lake’s climate. The region gets little snow and the covering between the buildings will keep the shoppers weather protected.

Ivanhoe Cambridge expects the “Outlet Collection” to bring between 6 to 8 million visitors per year and is expected to reduce cross-border shopping. The wide variety of selection that this mall will have, will feature many of the stores that Canadians head over the border for — thus encouraging locals and not just tourists, to keep the shopping local.

Lord Mayor David Eke also stated “Not only will it create thousands of jobs and generate more tax revenue for our area, it has the potential to make the Glendale interchange at the QEW a major commercial hub for both the Southern Ontario and Northeastern U.S. markets.” The Outlet Collection is planned for an opening date of May 15, 2014.

About Ivanhoé Cambridge

Outlet Collection at Niagara is proudly Canadian and is owned and managed by Ivanhoè Cambridge. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a pre-eminent Canadian-based global property owner, manager, developer and investor, focusing on high-quality shopping centres located in urban areas. Beyond its strong Canada wide presence, the Company is also active elsewhere in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, where it owns a number of properties either by itself or through joint ventures with prominent real estate partners. Abroad, Ivanhoé Cambridge also holds interests in several shopping centre development and management companies and maintains offices in Europe, Latin American and Asia. Its real estate portfolio consists of more than 50 million square feet (4.6 million square metres) of retail space and includes 80 regional and super-regional shopping centres.

Address: 300 Taylor Rd, Niagara on the Lake, ON, Canada, L0S 1J0
Website: outletcollectionatniagara.com