CF Rideau Centre Expansion

If you live in Ottawa area and you still haven’t visited renovated CF Rideau Centre, we strongly advise you to do so. You’ll be missing a lot!
About a year ago a multi-million three year project came to an end, making the shopping centre in downtown Ottawa one of it’s kind in this part of the world.

One of the country’s best performing shopping centres has been undergone the serious reconstruction started in 2013, that included renovating the existing mall, a brand new food court and a four-level expansion.  The project also included integration of three light rail transit access points from the shopping centre to Rideau Station,  that’s expected to open in the spring of 2018, as well as connection to a three-level underground parking garage with nearly 400 stalls.   

Company that stands behind the project is Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, a company that invests in commercial real estate properties. What they have done in the first phase of the project was, they redeveloped Sears store, so that it’s ground floor could become 35,000-square-foot dining hall with 16 eating establishments and seating for 850 people! Stunning, right? It was opened it August 2014 featuring reusable dinnerware, glassware and metal cutlery. Second Nordstrom store in Canada took space of two floors above, once also part of the Sears store. The final and the most challenging part of this redevelopment was building a new wing of the mall. Cadillac Fairview first reconstructed the whole historic Ogilvy Building and then integrated it in the construction of the mall. The renovated building is now a new Simons store.

As for the fashion, this project brought the shopping lovers incredible 28 new stores, including Tiffany & Co., Ted Baker London, Anthropologie, H&M, Victoria’s Secret,  Massimo Dutti etc.

Today, this shopping mall is connected to the Westin Hotel, the Ottawa Convention Centre and just next to the vibrant By-town Market, more and more popular among young professionals and visitors from abroad.

Cadillac Fairview also did a remarkable job in redesigning the full interior - complete facelift included upgraded washrooms, charming art corners all over the building and façade enhancements. If you visit this place, you will also notice stylish quartz flooring, modern amenities and high quality lighting.

They also rebuilt the bridge that goes over Rideau Street into the centre. Digital part of the story was not neglected either. Come to the CF Rideau Centre and you will experience upgraded wi-fi, mobile charging stations waiting for you in urgent moments, as well as interactive digital directories that help visitors getting around. Well done people!

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