Fairview Mall is among the largest shopping centres in the Greater Toronto Area with over 170 retail stores and 860 thousand square feet of retail space. With anchor stores including Hudson’s Bay, Sears, H&M and Shoppers Drug Mart as well as major retailers like Sephora, Zara, Guess and Aritzia, Fairview Mall is a convenient and all-encompassing shopping destination for those who find themselves at the junction of Highway 404 and Sheppard Avenue.
As a matter of fact, it is likely that you will find yourself in the area, if not for the mall, there surely for something beside it – Shielded by the Fairview Public Library as well as a large community health centre consisting of a pharmacy, various doctors & dentist offices, Fairview Mall is a convenient drop-by for those who are engaging in daily responsibilities and other recreational activities.
When the mall was built in 1970, Fairview was the first multi-level shopping complex in all of Metropolitan Toronto. It has seen major redevelopments throughout its lifespan, including a 90 million dollar rejuvenation project from 1987 to 1989 that included the installation of glass-tiered ceilings and major changes to the interior design. In late 2008, Fairview Mall completed another 90 million dollar expansion that welcomed a new LCBO, an increase in retail floor space, an increase in the common space area of the mall as well as the addition wood finishes. In 2009, Fairview was further diversified with the introduction of a brand new Cineplex Theatre that replaced its antiquated Rainbow Cinemas predecessor.
With regards to travel, Fairview Mall can be accessed by public transit by taking the TTC subway line and hopping off at Don Mills station. The mall can also be accessed through several TTC bus routes as well as the York Region bus rapid transit line. For drivers, it is located essentially at the intersection of Highway 404 and 401 – And don’t worry, the mall surrounded by free public parking spaces as well as parking garages, so you shouldn’t be stressed to find a spot.