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  1. Address: 550 King Street North, Waterloo
    Website: http://www.conestogamall.com
    Developer & Owner: Ivanhoe Cambridge
    Architect: pellow + associates architects inc
    Cost: 2006 press release states an estimated cost of $50 million, however cost as of fall 2009 was $76 million
    Completion: Spring 2010

    An additional 130,000 square feet of shopping and entertainment is coming to Conestoga Mall

    Montreal, Quebec, (December, 2006) - Ivanhoe Cambridge, owner and manager of Conestoga Mall, is very pleased to announce an investment of $50 million to expand and renovate this shopping center of choice located in Waterloo, Ontario. Construction work on this highly anticipated project started in the spring and will be completed by fall, 2009.

    George Fiddler, Senior Vice President, Central Region of Ivanhoe Cambridge, says, “We are very excited to redevelop Conestoga Mall, a project that is aligned with Ivanhoe Cambridge’s strategy of continuously reinvesting in its portfolio to further reinforce the position and profile of its properties in their respective markets. The renovation and expansion of Conestoga Mall will significantly enhance the operating environment for retailers, increase the convenience to customers and expand the retail and service offering in the north end of Waterloo.”

    This project underlines the vitality of Conestoga Mall and confirms its status as a prime retail destination in its market. Once completed, the shopping centre will present a renewed retail and service offering in a contemporary, fresh and modern setting. The availability of a wide selection of high quality brand name retailers will strengthen the regional appeal of Conestoga Mall in the Waterloo Region.

    Sandra Stone, General Manager of the property states: “This project is excellent news for Conestoga Mall, shoppers, the community and retailers! The mall is part of a thriving business and retail hub and as important members of the community; we want to contribute to the area’s vitality and growth. Renovation work will be planned in such a way as to minimize inconvenience to our tenants and to continue to provide a shopper-friendly environment to consumers.”

    Details of the project include:
    • relocating CIBC to a 8,000 square-foot independent site on the property (scheduled opening is early January 2007),
    • a large 18,800 square-foot Old Navy that will be located in the space left vacant by CIBC and scheduled to open in late summer 2007,
    • an expanded The Bay which, once completed in spring 2008, will reach 130,000 square feet,
    • a major 75,000 square-foot expansion at the property's south end which uses some of the space left vacant by The Bay, features a ‘race track design' which will link the new wing to the Zehrs wing and house high-quality, new retail concepts,
    • relocating and redesigning a new contemporary food court that will feature ten food retailers with seating for 700,
    • New, well-equipped, stylish washrooms,
    • Over 1,000 new parking spaces will be added to an expanded, pedestrian-friendly south end parking lot.


    Moreover, the expansive interior will showcase dramatic 25 foot high ceilings, a clear storey roof over the food court, fashionable interior design and well positioned lighting elements. The stunning combination of stone, glass and stucco exterior will present an exciting street façade that will make the community proud. The existing building will have fresh new flooring, lighting & skylight upgrades, modern interior décor / furnishings, attractive outdoor landscaping and new design elements incorporated into the King Street main entrance.

    This project will be led by general contractor Ledcor Construction of Toronto and is expected to create 130 construction jobs, with 235 full-time and 155 part-time new retail employment positions being added to the region when complete.

    About Conestoga Mall:

    Conestoga Mall is owned and operated by Ivanhoe Cambridge. Serving Waterloo and an extended Secondary Trade Area, the centre is positioned to serve middle, upper middle and high income markets. Anchors like Winners, Zellers and Sport Chek, and marquee retailers such as Gap and American Eagle, strengthen the centre's drawing appeal in this fast-growing market. A dominant 10-screen Galaxy multiplex theatre increases the centre's regional appeal.

    About Ivanhoe Cambridge:

    Ivanhoe Cambridge is a recognized leader in the Canadian real estate industry. It is one of the country’s pre-eminent property owners, managers, developers and investors. The Company focuses on high-quality shopping centres located in urban areas. Beyond its strong Canada-wide presence, the Company is also active in the United States, Brazil, Asia and Europe – where it partners with prominent real estate entities. Its real estate portfolio consists of more than 43.2 million square feet of retail space and includes over 65 regional and super-regional shopping centres. As at December 31, 2005, the market value of Ivanhoe Cambridge’s assets reached CAD $9.3 billion.

    Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ivanhoe Cambridge is a principal real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the largest institutional fund manager in Canada. Amongst its shareholders, the Company also counts four prominent Canadian pension funds. The Company's Internet address is www.ivanhoecambridge.com.

    Press Release Link: http://www.shopping.ca/cambridge/jsp...=cns&sectid=au

    New & Relocated Tenants


    New Tenants Now Open:
    • aerie
    • Aeropostale
    • Aldo
    • Altered Image
    • Bath & Body Works
    • Ben Moss Jewelers
    • Bikini Village
    • Charm Diamond Centres
    • City of Waterloo Museum
    • Costa Blanca
    • Crepe Delicious
    • Cultures
    • Dynamite
    • Eleventh Hour Clothing
    • Flight Centre
    • Freshly Squeezed
    • Game Stop
    • Garage
    • H&M
    • HMV
    • Jean Machine
    • Joneve
    • KFC/Taco Bell
    • Lenscrafters
    • Lids
    • Mac's Sushi
    • Melanie Lyne
    • New Balance
    • North By Northwest
    • Old Navy
    • Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill
    • Olsen Europe
    • PINK by Victoria's Secret (first location to open in Canada)
    • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
    • RW & Co
    • Sirens
    • Smart Set
    • Soft Moc
    • Spring Rolls GO!
    • Spring Rolls (restaurant)
    • Subway
    • Sunglass Hut
    • Tandoori
    • Teaopia
    • Tim Hortons
    • Travoto
    • T-Booth
    • Tonyc Salon & Spa
    • Villa Madina Mediterranean Cuisine
    • Vivah
    • Volum Studio


    Relocated/Renovated Tenants:
    • A & W
    • Ardene
    • The Bay
    • Bell
    • Bentley
    • Boathouse
    • Campus Crew
    • CIBC
    • Cleo
    • Crate Designs
    • Coles
    • Feta & Olives
    • Fido
    • Foot Locker
    • Hallmark
    • Jacob
    • Manchu Wok
    • New York Fries
    • La Senza
    • Laura Secord
    • Please Mum
    • Raffi Jewellers
    • Ricki's
    • S & H Health Foods
    • Shoppers Drug Mart
    • Spring
    • Stars
    • Telus
    • The Source
    • Timothy's
    • Trillium Dental Clinic
    • tripcentral.ca
    • West 49
    • Wireless Wave
    • Zehrs



    Other Conceptual Drawings of Expansion:


    Food Court Interior (Superseded - Released 2007)

    Image from: http://www.ivanhoecambridge.com/en-C...opmentProjects

    King Street Elevation (Released 2009)

    Image from: http://conestoga.shopping.ca/cambrid.../expansion.jpg
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  3. Urbanomicon's Avatar
    From Kitchener, Ontario | Member Since Feb 2010 | 981 Posts
    #21
    "That Game Store" also closed some time in the past few weeks. It looks like they went out of business.
    "Only the insane have the strength enough to prosper. Only those that prosper may truly judge what is sane."
  4. UrbanWaterloo's Avatar
    From Kitchener-Waterloo | Member Since Dec 2009 | 5,693 Posts
    #22
    HMV, Canada’s world class destination for music, movies, games and entertainment products is a diverse company that values its people. We are currently seeking dynamic candidates for our new store opening May 2010 in Waterloo, ON (Conestoga).
    http://clients.njoyn.com/cgi/xweb/Xw...bID=J0210-0858
  5. UrbanWaterloo's Avatar
    From Kitchener-Waterloo | Member Since Dec 2009 | 5,693 Posts
    #23
    March 26, 2010

    Altered Image (Former Timothy's)


    Formerly That Game Store


    New Balance (Former Food Court)


    Black's
  6. A number of retailers have opened at Conestoga Mall over the past few weeks:

    • LensCrafters
    • Flight Centre (relocated from Bridgeport Road location)
    • Jean Machine
    • Bikini Village
    • Things Engraved (formerly Personally Yours, now in new location)
  7. UrbanWaterloo's Avatar
    From Kitchener-Waterloo | Member Since Dec 2009 | 5,693 Posts
    #25
    Waterloo Council Meeting May 17, 2010 6:30 PM
    http://www.waterloo.ca/Portals/57ad7...il_Meeting.pdf

    10. CONSENT MOTION
    That Consent Motion Items (a) to (k) be approved.
    b)Sign Variance Committee Report | Page 79
    Report No: DS2010-021
    Prepared By: Shirley Hayes
    Recommendation: “That DS2010-021 be approved and that Council approve the following Sign Variance Applications:
    • S.V. 10-09, Conestoga Mall (H & M Store) (fascia sign), 550 King Street North

    as contained in the “Recommendation” Sections set forth in Development Services Report DS2010-021, dated April 16, 2010.”

    Executive Summary

    The Sign Variance Committee met on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 to consider the following applications:

    S.V. 10-09 Conestoga Mall (H & M Store), 550 King Street North (Northeast Ward)
    The applicant is proposing an illuminated fascia sign to be located on the west elevation facing King Street North. The variance is required as the Sign By-law requires that a fascia sign be located on the face of the building deemed to be the front of the unit. The unit is separated by an interior corridor and does not have a direct entrance to the exterior building facade. The Committee is recommending approval of this sign subject to conditions.
  8. UrbanWaterloo's Avatar
    From Kitchener-Waterloo | Member Since Dec 2009 | 5,693 Posts
    #26
    June 27, 2010

    West49 replacing the old Shoppers Drug Mart


    The Handmaiden, replacing the old Coles bookstore, although I feel this would fit better into St. Jacobs


    North by Northwest, replacing the old Mr. Sub
    Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 07-05-2010 at 06:45 PM.
  9. #27
    I have the feeling the "Handmaiden" is a temporary lease. Doesn't fit with the make over and the space clearly has not been renovated.
  10. Traditionally that Coles space has been used as a staging area for tenants while their new space is being renovated. I can't see HandMaiden sticking around for very long though.
  11. They are using the former Coles space for what's known as temporary in-line CRU leasing. These leases only usually last a couple of months and basically just use the leftover fixtures and furnishings from the last tenant.
  12. From Kitchener | Member Since Jan 2010 | 287 Posts
    #30
    Conestoga Mall has changed so much in the last year... I still can't shake the feeling of being in a different city (other than Waterloo) when I'm inside the mall. It's barely recognizable from it's pre-renovation days.

    It looks GREAT though, job well done.
  13. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn
    Conestoga Mall has changed so much in the last year... I still can't shake the feeling of being in a different city (other than Waterloo) when I'm inside the mall. It's barely recognizable from it's pre-renovation days.

    It looks GREAT though, job well done.
    It does look pretty schnazzy.... I was impressed with the new food court. That being said.. I have only been to Conestoga mall twice since it made those renovations. So there might be a slew of new stores... but nothing that seems to draw me there..
  14. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Tuuluuwag
    It does look pretty schnazzy.... I was impressed with the new food court. That being said.. I have only been to Conestoga mall twice since it made those renovations. So there might be a slew of new stores... but nothing that seems to draw me there..
    It's like that for a lot of people... Same ol' stores...I've been there once since it re-opened. If I was 15 then I guess there would be stores for me.
  15. Conestoga Mall wins 2 Maple Leaf Awards at 2010 ICSC Canadian Awards




    GOLD - Renovation or Expansion of an existing project
    Centres between 400,001 and 750,000 sq. ft. of total retail space


    Conestoga Mall
    Waterloo, Ontario


    Professional Recognition
    Owner/Management Company: Ivanhoe Cambridge
    Design/Production Architect: Pellow + Associates
    Lighting Designer: Hammerschlag + Joffe Inc.
    Landscape Architect: Green Scheels Pidgeon
    General Contractor: Ledcor Construction

    In 2009, Conestoga Mall was due for an expansion. By adding destination retailers, new restaurants and customer service facilities, the mall was able to meet the needs of Waterloo’s ever-growing population. The addition of a brand new food court adjacent to the cinemas allowed for greater synergy between the Centre and entertainment facilities. Once considered tired and dated, the Conestoga Mall was completely refurbished to reflect a new contemporary, chic shopping enviornment.


    SILVER - Grand Opening, Expansion & Renovation
    Centres between 400,001 and 750,000 sq. ft. of total retail space


    The Colour of New
    Conestoga Mall, Waterloo, Ontario


    Professional Recognition:
    Owner/Management Company: Ivanhoe Cambridge
    • Eva Bosnjak, Marketing Director, Mapleview Shopping Centre
    • Rhonda Richmond, CMD Marketing Director, Conestoga Mall
    • Sandra Stone, SCMD, SCSM, General Manager, Conestoga Mall
    • Joanne Ross, Director of Regional Marketing, Central Region, Ivanhoe Cambridge
    • Suburbia Advertising


    On October 15, 2009, the revamped Conestoga Mall opened with 30 new stores, a contemporary new food court and an in-mall Heritage Museum. “The Colour of New” became the creative platform. A multi-media advertising campaign delivered over 19.5 million gross impressions and publicity generated an additional 1,264,868. During the Grand Opening celebration, foot traffic increased 103% of which 29,833 visited the Centre on opening day. 57 guests attended the opening ceremony via virtual tour. Shoppers embraced the 'new’ Conestoga by pushing total sales for October up 36.6%.


    Last edited by Duke-of-Waterloo; 10-07-2010 at 09:32 AM.
  16. Becoming Santa: Maintaining the myth a goal of modern mall display
    BY: BOB VRBANAC | Thursday, December 23, 2010 | WATERLOO CHRONICLE

    It isn’t cheap being one of Santa’s helpers and extending the global reach of the jolly old elf.

    Never mind the suit, there’s also the trappings that come with the office. If you’re going to be a proxy for the world’s greatest wish granter you better provide the appropriate whimiscial environment for that type of magic to happen.

    That’s the lesson learned at Waterloo’s Conestoga Mall. A major renovation at the mall last year also lead to a major rethink about the mall Santa and how to make sure that kids got enough face time with the guy in the red suit.

    But the building of that buzz didn’t come cheap. To redecorate the whole mall, in addition to sprucing up Santa, cost a cool quarter of million dollars...
    To read FULL article on the Waterloo Chronicle's website, please click here.
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