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Toronto - Apple plans huge new Eaton Centre store

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I'm surprised to learn that Eaton Centre is North America's busiest shopping mall. Not surprised in the sense that yes it is always busy, just surprised that some place in Canada beat so many places in the USA.
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lefroset wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:11 am
I'm surprised to learn that Eaton Centre is North America's busiest shopping mall. Not surprised in the sense that yes it is always busy, just surprised that some place in Canada beat so many places in the USA.
Maybe USA has more malls, so usage is spread out a bit there?
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Given that Ryerson is right beside the mall and a couple of very big homeless shelters are close by ... could it be that the number is a little inflated?
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lefroset wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:11 am
I'm surprised to learn that Eaton Centre is North America's busiest shopping mall. Not surprised in the sense that yes it is always busy, just surprised that some place in Canada beat so many places in the USA.
Most of the really dense US cities with good transit have shopping streets, not shopping malls. They're structured more like Yorkville with outdoor storefronts instead of indoor malls and lots of foot traffic and nearby public transit. The cities with big malls are all in really car-focused areas, which limits how busy they get.
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lefroset wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:11 am
I'm surprised to learn that Eaton Centre is North America's busiest shopping mall. Not surprised in the sense that yes it is always busy, just surprised that some place in Canada beat so many places in the USA.
This list of the largest malls in the USA shows that they are all in suburban areas, which limits how busy they can get. If Toronto was part of the US, it would be the third largest city, so having a giant shopping mall in the heart of a very large city would result in it being the busiest.
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lefroset wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:11 am
I'm surprised to learn that Eaton Centre is North America's busiest shopping mall. Not surprised in the sense that yes it is always busy, just surprised that some place in Canada beat so many places in the USA.
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I took the attached photograph on Boxing Day, 2018. I hadn't gone Boxing Day shopping in years. I went home without buying anything as most "deals" weren't even that good, and it was too crowded and uncomfortable for me to try much on. By the time I was leaving, all levels of the mall were like the main floor.
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lefroset wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:11 am
I'm surprised to learn that Eaton Centre is North America's busiest shopping mall. Not surprised in the sense that yes it is always busy, just surprised that some place in Canada beat so many places in the USA.
Americans, in general, have less tolerance for crowds/lines, so they would have built another mall in the general area to take some of the load off Eaton Center.

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