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Intercity Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Intercity Shopping Centre is the largest of its kind in Northwestern Ontario. The mall was initially constructed in the 1950's on land that bordered the two former cities of Port Arthur and Fort William. Simpson-Sears served as the largest store was built along side a smaller strip mall that featured several smaller local businesses and national chains such as Loblaws, Woolworths and Consumers Distributors. The Intercity Mall was one of the first shopping malls in Thunder Bay. Other shopping plazas opened in later years. The Mall, an out-of-town shopping centre at Patchway, near Bristol, England. ... Motto: Superior by nature. ... Northwestern Ontario is the region within the Canadian province of Ontario which lies north and west of Lake Superior, and west of Hudson Bay and James Bay. ...


In the 1990's, the entire Intercity site was redesigned. Part of the expansion would take place on land formerly used as part of the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition. The strip mall was demolished and a new more modern mall was constructed with Sears (the Simpsons part was dropped in the 1980's) and a new Zellers serving as anchor tenants. The two popular national chains are linked by several national stores all under one roof, making the Intercity Shopping Centre an attractive place for shoppers.


The expansion also led to further development in the Intercity area. Other so-called big box stores" were constructed on lands not far from the Intercity Shopping Centre. Among the stores include Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Old Navy, Pier 1 Imports, Walmart, Sportmart, Chapters, Future Shop, JeanWarehouse, Super Pet and Winners. Big box store is a colloquial term used to describe a retail store housed in a rectangular, one-floor building with a high ceiling. ... Canadian Tire is a Canadian retail hardware and home goods chain. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is a home improvement retailer that aims for both the do-it-yourself consumer and the professional in home improvement construction. ... Old Navy refers to two distinct entities: For the clothing chain, see Old Navy (company). ... Pier 1 Imports, Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Chapters is a bookstore chain throughout Canada. ... Future Shop is a Canadian electronics retailer. ...


The mall is jointly owned by Osmington Inc. and the CPP Investment Board, a Crown Corporation created by Parliament in 1997 to invest the money of the Canada Pension Plan. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a pension meant to provide financial protection for senior citizens. ...


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Intercity Shopping Centre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (215 words)
Intercity Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the largest in Northwestern Ontario.
It features over 100 shops including Sears, Zellers and Sportchek, and has a large food court.
The mall is jointly owned by Osmington Inc. and the CPP Investment Board, a Crown Corporation created by Parliament in 1997 to invest the money of the Canada Pension Plan.
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