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Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Expansion Opens: Best Mall in Canada?

Our tastebuds have already been tickled by the recent Yorkdale Fashion truck, but now we're ready for the main course. As of today, you can finally shop Yorkdale mall's new 145,000 square foot expansion!

In total, 27 new retailers will be opening their doors to shoppers and hosting special events, giveaways and promotions to mark the occasion. Ted Baker, LOFT, the second Ann Taylor location, Scotiabank, David's Tea, Hugo Boss, L’Occitane and Lacoste are all providing goodies, however, the best promotion has to come from Microsoft. Shoppers can line up their new store for a chance to meet and play X-Box Kinect with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky at 6 p.m!

If you're unable to make it down today, fear not, because some promotions will be running all weekend, including a special red carpet fashion shoot. Shoppers that visit the installation, located in the new Expansion, will receive a copy of their photo and be able to share through Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Facebook Page.

"Our goal is to provide shoppers with the most desirable retail options possible," said Yorkdale General Manager Anthony Casalanguida. "We’ve accomplished that in less than two years and with an impressive roster of new and interesting brands. Yorkdale is already one of Canada’s most successful shopping centers. Today’s opening is just reinforcing our position as the country’s leading shopping destination."

That's an interesting point about the country’s leading shopping destination. Alberta's West Edmonton Mall has always been considered the largest and most impressive mall in the country (what with its 3,800,000 square feet and 800+ stores), while the Pacific Centre in Vancouver has been consistently ranked as the most profitable per square foot (closely followed by Yorkdale in second place).

I am literally pulling on my coat to hit up the new Yorkdale expansion as I write this ("I'm coming Wayne!"), but before I splurge on some Christmas spending, do tell me, what's your favourite Canadian mall?

Image via Yorkdale Shopping Centre