CityMash.com - It’s no secret that Vancouverites love to shop, and now we’ve got the stats to prove that this shopping love affair is real. The Retail Council of Canada has released their 2016 Canadian Shopping Centre Study and lo and behold, some of Canada’s most popular malls are right here in VanCity. So, here’s everything you need to know:
The second and third most revenue generating malls per square foot are Oakridge Centre ($1,537) and Pacific Centre ($1,523). Meanwhile, Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby falls in eighth place and Richmond Centre lands at 13th. Who claimed that #1 spot? It looks like the mall that beat out two of Vancouver’s finest was Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto ($1650.85).
On top of the serious cash flow going through our malls, it appears Canadians really enjoy Vancouver’s shopping centres; per capita, we’re home to more of Canada’s favourite malls than any other region in the country (we count in at 6 out of 30). If our locals are spending so much time at the mall, we might as well make them enjoyable, right?
We’re led to wonder, what is it about Vancouverites that makes us spend so much in the local malls? We know the obvious answer: there’s a ton of money in this city, but there’s got to be more to it.
Weigh in, Vancouver! Why are Vancouverites spending so much dough at the mall? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
In the mean time, happy shopping, folks!