Those familiar with Yorkville’s history will know that Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre was the original high-end Yorkville shopping mall, which opened in 1976. And now, it’s about to go through a very exciting transformation, which is all a part of a project spearheaded by the Centre’s owner, as well as the Whole Food Markets and TNT The New Trend.
Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre is going to be re-established as the community hub it once was, and will indefinitely become one of Yorkville’s hottest spots. Some of the changes in store include a major expansion of the Whole Foods thanks to a 50,000 sq. ft food emporium which will also have gourmet take out and dine in options. TNT will also turn into a two-level boutique housing TNT Woman, TNT Blu Concept and TNT Gallerie. One of our favourite future features has to be the addition of a new centre piazza, named Oval Square.
The Oval Square will feature mezzanines and balconies surrounding it, plenty of options to just come and hang out with seating, built-in lunch bars and wi-fi connectivity! There will also be a stage for the occasional celebrity appearances, fashion shows and community events.
Of course, there will also be a local pharmacy, post office, clinics, spas and other amenities which will ultimately make Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre a one-stop shop for all residents in the area, including residents of our own 1 Yorkville and Exhibit!
For more information on the rejuvenation project, check out BlogTO and Urban Toronto.
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