Pacific Centre facts for kids
The exterior of the grand atrium of CF Pacific Centre.
|Address||701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(sale of 25% interests to OPB and WSIB pending)
|No. of stores and services||100|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|Total retail floor area||710,593 square feet (66,016.2 m2)|
|No. of floors||3|
Pacific Centre (corporately styled as CF Pacific Centre) is a shopping mall located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and managed by Cadillac Fairview. Based on the number of stores, most of which are underground, it is the largest mall in Downtown Vancouver with over 100 stores and shops and the 7th busiest mall in Canada with 22.1 million annual visitors as of 2018. The mall is directly connected to the Hudson's Bay department store, Vancouver Centre Mall, two SkyTrain subway stations, and the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.
Built between 1971 and 1973, it was an unofficial Eaton Centre. The Pacific Centre was home to an Eaton's department store, succeeded by Sears Canada after 2002 and vacated in the fall of 2012. A Nordstrom store opened in its former space in 2015.
The City of Vancouver approved a 578,000 sq ft. expansion of Pacific Centre, including retail premises that will extend to the street on both sides of West Georgia Street, and a direct link connecting the shopping centre with the new Vancouver City Centre SkyTrain station on Granville Street. The link opened in the summer of 2009 in conjunction with the opening of the Canada Line.
In November 2012, B.C. attorney general Shirley Bond ordered an investigation into a Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) security guard, who had physically assaulted a person with a disability whom he had accused of shoplifting. During the altercation, which was recorded on security cameras and witnesses' cellphones, the guard was seen hitting the man, throwing him from his wheelchair, and yelling profanities at him. In January 2013, the Ministry of Justice ruled that the guard had used unnecessary force. He was fined $230, and had his security license suspended for two month with a condition requiring re-certification on use of force before he could receive his license.
On January 20, 2017, Cadillac Fairview announced an agreement to sell a 50 percent interest in its Vancouver properties, including Pacific Centre, to the Ontario Pension Board and Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, each to hold a 25% stake. Cadillac Fairview, itself a subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will retain the remaining 50% interest and continue to manage the properties.
The rotunda glass dome at the northeast corner of the intersection of West Georgia Street and Howe Street, is in the process of being redeveloped. Cadillac Fairview will construct a new two-storey pavilion building with 14,000 sq. ft. of floor area which will include a new Apple flagship store.
Pacific Centre is located at the Granville Mall, which is a junction between the Expo and Canada Lines of Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. Two stations service the mall, Granville and Vancouver City Centre station, respectively.
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