On my regular weekly walk of the downtown core every week, the Eaton’s Centre is always the last stop. And it’s the shortest. It’s so busy and crowded all the time, especially on a Saturday, that I can’t stand to be in there for more than a half hour.
But according to the Toronto Star, “the move is likely aimed at bringing more light and airiness into the centre, especially on the lower floors.”
Phew. I know I’m certainly sick of the cramped, darkened atmosphere of the mall.
And we won’t have to wait long! The makeover is projected to begin July 1 and continue for the next 18 months. And it deserves a makeover! It’s one of very few malls in North America that is built directly in the downtown core of a metropolitan city. And it’s a big tourist attraction. AND it’s Canada’s fourth largest mall.
One thing is for sure about the purposefully vague renovation though. The Toronto Star reports that:
The iconic glass ceiling, home to artist Michael Snow’s rendition of a flock of Canadian geese in flight, will remain untouched, the developer said.
I know I can’t wait to have a mall within walking distance that doesn’t make me feel overwhelmed… other than the Dufferin Mall. But Dufferin Mall somehow doesn’t have the same appeal.