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I went to the mall recently and wow is the mall in a bad state. So many storefronts are empty. the food court was not busy, and the mall smelled. the stores that were open looked so run down. I hope the mall gets a new owner that could actually take care of the property.
 

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I went to the mall recently and wow is the mall in a bad state. So many storefronts are empty. the food court was not busy, and the mall smelled. the stores that were open looked so run down. I hope the mall gets a new owner that could actually take care of the property.

I'm hoping for a Blues Brothers sort of scenario.
 

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Yeah it looks worse than it did 20 years ago. I don't know who they hired to do the tile but it's gnarly. The weird 3d vinyl wrapped along all the open skylights gives it a creepy 90's arcade vibe.
 

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Across the street, renovations continue at the Woodbine Racetrack.

From the comments at Vintage Rexdale, I'm hearing this addition will be a hotel/entertainment centre. Some are also saying the Woodbine
Centre will be included in the racetrack renovations as well.

Though, with both the racetrack and the mall belonging to different owners, I find that prediction somewhat unlikely.

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Photo by Tommy Lister.

For further reading, I've also attached an article going over the plans for Woodbine Live from April of this year:
https://storeys.com/woodbine-racetrack-housing-mega-development-60-000-residents/
 

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Across the street, renovations continue at the Woodbine Racetrack ... I'm hearing this addition will be a hotel/entertainment centre...
Yes, there is another thread about that.
https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threa...3s-woodbine-ent-wzmh.697/page-37#post-1803502
If they hurry up and finish the 4200-seat theatre, they might be able to start having events before the new and strangely unused 5000-seat Fallsview theatre.
As mentioned in another thread, Pickering ("D-Live") seems to have at least temporarily dropped the notion of building an entertainment venue, and Rama's thin schedule looks more like the ones for the much smaller non-casino GTA venues like Rose Theatre Brampton and Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

And yes, as far as I know, the race track property has nothing to do with the mall across the road. For some time a few years ago there was a display inside the main entrance of the mall for alleged plans for additions that included condo buildings, a hotel, and an entertainment complex, so maybe that confused some people. There's photos of it back on page 4 and 5 of this thread.
 
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The urbanist in me hates all these casino performance venues anyway. It really sucks revenue away from the central city and I doubt it is where the artists (and in some cases their fans) actually want to see them perform. I saw the Pet Shop Boys at Casino Windsor in 2014 with a bunch of blue-haired women. Strange evening.
 

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The urbanist in me hates all these casino performance venues anyway. It really sucks revenue away from the central city and I doubt it is where the artists (and in some cases their fans) actually want to see them perform. I saw the Pet Shop Boys at Casino Windsor in 2014 with a bunch of blue-haired women. Strange evening.
Yup, the casino crowd often show up in the venues with a comped ticket, not necessarily knowing a band's music, and they are THE WORST audiences, even worse than the people who show up with corporate tickets at TIFF Galas and who have a deathly fear of emoting in public. Oof.

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The urbanist in me hates all these casino performance venues anyway. It really sucks revenue away from the central city and I doubt it is where the artists (and in some cases their fans) actually want to see them perform. I saw the Pet Shop Boys at Casino Windsor in 2014 with a bunch of blue-haired women. Strange evening.

I'm laughing and in a way quite sympathetic...........but.....(don't I always do that)...............

You know the PSB formed in 1981; a woman (or man) who took an interest in them at the age of 22 (in '81)....would have been 55 in 2014 and 63 today.
 

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I went to the mall recently and wow is the mall in a bad state. So many storefronts are empty. the food court was not busy, and the mall smelled. the stores that were open looked so run down. I hope the mall gets a new owner that could actually take care of the property.
SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE "CURRENT OWNER" AT THE BACK!!!
 

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