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Ottawa’s Rideau Centre getting $360M facelift


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The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. is spending $360 million to redevelop and expand Ottawa’s Rideau Centre shopping mall.

Redesigning the 30-year-old Rideau Centre will make room for retailers Simons, Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, J. Crew, and allow the Harry Rosen store to be transformed into a flagship location. A four level expansion will add 230,000 sq. ft. of leasable space and a three level underground parking garage.

The mall’s façade on Rideau Street will be refurbished with an Ogilvy Building heritage façade and the interior will feature quartz flooring, enhanced lighting, glass guardrails and modern amenities. The Rideau Centre will also include two light rail transit access points to Rideau Station along Ottawa’s new Confederation Line.

A key feature of the redevelopment project is a 35,000-sq.ft. food court featuring 16 restaurants, seating for 850 people, and reusable dinnerware, glassware and metal cutlery.


Construction runs until 2016 and the Rideau Centre will be open for business during redevelopment. For more information visit rideaucentre.com. 


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