This week, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) put together and shared a slideshow of old photos of Shoppers World.
The video takes you on a walk down memory lane showing what Brampton’s original indoor shopping mall was like in its earlier years, all the way back from its opening event in 1969.
The mall was the go-to destination in Brampton for superstores like K-Mart, Dominion and Canada Safeway, clothing giants like Marks and Spencer, and specialty stores like A & A Records.
Opening with just 25 stores, including a movie theatre, Shoppers World evolved over the decades into a single-storey shopping complex of over 190 stores covering its 781,000 square footage area, and connecting with the transit hub that is now Gateway Terminal.
This commemorative video is in honour of the mall being closed and replaced by a new neighbourhood. 5,000 new residential units will be established, from apartments and condos, from three to 28 storeys, and multiple level townhouses.
This residential complex will be established in phases and should be completed in about 30 years.
In reminiscing as we say goodbye to a gem of Brampton’s history, also check out our feature article of Shoppers World in its Glory Days, through its multi-stage redevelopments.