Sprawl And The Mall

Is Canada's first new, major enclosed shopping facility in 14 years 'Shoppertainment' or bad development?
October 30, 2004, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Upon hearing the mall is divided into six retail 'neighbourhoods,' distinguished largely by the colour and composition of flooring materials, [Chris Winter, co-chair of the Ontario Smart Growth Network] laughs. 'Part of the trouble is that most developers don't know the meaning of the word neighbourhood. It's not some re-creation in a shopping mall,' he says. 'Neighbourhoods have a mix of amenities and activities, including shopping. They're places where people feel comfortable walking to the various destinations. How many people will arrive at Vaughan Mills on foot?'

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Published on Saturday, October 30, 2004 in The Globe and Mail
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