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White Oaks Mall is a major shopping centre located in London, Ontario. It is located at the southwest corner of Wellington Road and Bradley Avenue, just north of Highway 401. Motto: Nickname: The Forest City City of London, Ontario, Canada location. ... This article is about the Ontario 400-series highway. ...


The mall was originally constructed as an outdoor plaza in 1962, featuring a Sayvette department store. 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sayvette was a discount department store wholly-owned and operated in Canada by Loblaw Companies Limited, a large grocery distribution and retail business, from 1961 to 1971. ...


In 1972, the plaza was completely demolished to make way for a massive expansion. It was rebuilt to become a fully enclosed shopping centre, featuring a Woolco department store and 40 other tenants. The main entrance to the mall included artistic steel sculptures, including a massive arch-like gateway, which still exist today. 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Woolco was a discount retail chain, founded in 1962, as a subsidiary of The F.W. Woolworth Company. ...


The mall expanded again in 1976, which included a Simpson's department store (now The Bay), a food court, and 60 new stores. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the London restaurant called Simpsons, see Simpsons-in-the-Strand. ... La Baie on Montreals rue Sainte-Catherine, with skyscraper in the background The Bay is a chain of 100 fashion department stores that operate across Canada. ...


By the late 1970's, the area surrounding the mall began to change rapidly, with new residential subdivisions being constructed. All of the fields that surrounded the mall were being replaced with single-family homes and high-rise apartment buildings. This trend continued through the 1980's Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...


White Oaks was enlarged once again in 1988, with an additional 75 new stores added. This made the mall one of the largest shopping centres in Ontario. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


In the mid 1990's, lack of parking became such a problem that a nearby office building was demolished to allow for more spaces. Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...


In early 2005, the mall was sold to the CPP Investment Board 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


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