Plans for a major redevelopment of CF Fairview Pointe Claire on Montreal’s West Island have been unveiled.
The mall, co-owned by Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoé Cambridge, is preparing for the arrival of La Maison Simon to the facility.
“Today’s announcement represents an extremely exciting stage in the evolution of CF Fairview Pointe Claire,” said Brian Salpeter, senior vice president of development at Cadillac Fairview. “The addition of Simons, one of the premier retailers in Quebec, as well as the anticipated arrival of the new light rail transit station near the shopping centre, will serve as catalysts for the transformation of the property and the adjacent lands into a new, vibrant mixed-use community that will become the city centre for the entire West Island.”
“We value our loyal customers in the West Island, so we are pleased that we will be able to better serve them, alongside new customers, with a Simons location in their community,” said Peter Simons, Co-owner and President of Simons. “As we continue to grow inside and outside of Quebec, we know that physical locations are a vital part of the retail experience and go hand-in-hand with the growing digital economy.”
Simons will move into the former Sears space located at the western end of the property in 2021, occupying the second and third floors, with the ground-floor space being reimagined to accommodate enhanced dining options for the centre.
CF Fairview Pointe Claire said it is committed to providing enhanced services for its guests. The shopping centre has invested in its digital offerings, providing free enhanced WiFi access and CF SHOP! Text, a text-message-based concierge service that provides customers with access to directions, mall info and store suggestions with the click of a button.
Most recently, the mall introduced its electric vehicle charging program, partnering with FLO, the Canadian leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles, to install three networked electric vehicle chargers. The chargers are connected to the FLO charging network, Canada’s largest network and provider of electric charging stations.