Canada's first large-scale interior mall was built in the northern stretches of Metro Toronto, at the intersection of the MacDonald Cartier Freeway and proposed Spadina ["spuh-diy-nuh"] Expressway. YORKDALE CENTRE, housing one hundred stores and services, opened for business February 26, 1964. It was anchored by Toronto-based Eaton's and Simpson's.
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The Canadian capital's first fully-enclosed mall opened its doors in late 1967. ST. LAURENT CENTRE, a 30 million dollar complex, was anchored by Simpsons-Sears and Ottawa-based Freimans.
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