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Masonville Place (known locally simply as Masonville) is a major shopping mall in north London, Ontario. It is located at the southeast corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota — the third-largest in the world. ... Nickname: The Forest City Established: Date month, year Area: 421. ...

Masonville Place was constructed by the Cadillac Fairview corporation in 1985, and was considered the largest, most state-of-the-art mall in Southwestern Ontario. It marked many firsts for London, including the first multi-level shopping centre. It also had three major commercial tenants: Sears, Eaton's, and Loblaws. This article is about the year. ... Western Ontario is a region of Ontario centred on London, Ontario. ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ... Eatons was once Canadas largest department store retailer. ... Loblaws is a supermarket chain of 68 stores, headquartered in Toronto, with stores across Ontario and Quebec. ...

The opening of Masonville marked the beginning of a period in London known unofficially as the 'Mall Wars', where the major commercial shopping malls in the city began rapid expansions. Within five years, both White Oaks Mall and Westmount Mall would have massive additions. Also, the two-block large Galleria would be built in the Downtown core (Note: The Galleria has moved into steady decline, almost directly a result of Masonville and White Oaks malls). White Oaks Mall is a major shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ...

In 1991, Masonville expanded with 75 new stores and services including an indoor miniature golf course, which has since been removed. A Zellers store was also built a few years later in 1994. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zellers Inc. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...

In 1999, when the Loblaws store moved out of the mall, the vacant space was converted into a Famous Players movie theatre. This was around the same time the Eaton's store was closed due to bankruptcy, and was replaced with The Bay. Also, many big box stores such as Chapters and Future Shop were built nearby along Fanshawe Park Road. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Famous Players is one of the Canadian movie theatre banners operated by Cineplex Galaxy LP; it includes numerous locations stretching from British Columbia to Quebec. ... Eatons was once Canadas largest department store retailer. ... La Baie on Montreals Saint Catherine Street, with 1501 McGill College in the background The Bay is a chain of 100 fashion department stores that operate across parts of Canada. ... Chapters is a bookstore chain throughout Canada. ... Future Shop is a Canadian electronics retailer. ...

Today, Masonville Place is a regional shopping centre with 200 stores and services. It also has a bus terminal for the London Transit Commission. The London Transit Commission (LTC), is the public transit system for the City of London, Ontario. ...

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