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Poll: Best mall in Greater Victoria (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Best mall in Greater Victoria

  1. Westshore Town Centre (Can West Mall) (6 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  2. Hillside Centre (23 votes [25.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.56%

  3. Mayfair Shopping Centre (32 votes [35.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.56%

  4. Bay Centre (Downtown) (26 votes [28.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.89%

  5. Tillicum Centre (2 votes [2.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.22%

  6. University Heights Shopping Centre (1 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

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#81 LJ

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:35 PM

Cabela's and Bass Pro provide long needed competition to MEC. MEC is awesome, but pricey.

And MEC shouldn't be given their co-op status. It gives them an unfair advantage over other businesses. 

 

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#82 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:02 PM

Our exclusive 42-passenger shopping shuttle provides free roundtrip transportation from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Tsawwassen Mills daily, coordinating with the Nanaimo and Victoria ferry sailing times.

Monday - Saturday: 10AM to 9PM
Sunday/Holidays: 10AM to 7PM

Please note Ferry parking is not permitted at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

 

https://www.tsawwass.../ferry-shuttle/

 

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Seems odd they built a new mall, and bought/hired an old bus.


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#83 Mike K.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:25 PM

I'm quite certain that's what the newest cheese boxes look like.

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#84 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:30 PM

Bass Pro Shops (there's a huge new one opening at Tsawwassen Mills) has bought Cabela's (there's one in Nanaimo). The Kanata Cabela's just opened a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...abela-1.3788834

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#85 lanforod

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:49 PM

Bass Pro Shops (there's a huge new one opening at Tsawwassen Mills) has bought Cabela's (there's one in Nanaimo). The Kanata Cabela's just opened a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...abela-1.3788834

The Tsawwassen one actually opened today :). Mall's grand opening is tomorrow, though I don't think the entire mall yet.


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#86 Bingo

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:57 PM

The Tsawwassen one actually opened today :). Mall's grand opening is tomorrow, though I don't think the entire mall yet.

Allow an extra hour to get to the ferry terminal. 



#87 Mixed365

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:30 PM

It is kind of like the Vancouver version of the View Royal Cs

 

https://www.tsawwass.../ferry-shuttle/

 

 

Seems odd they built a new mall, and bought/hired an old bus.


It's like Vancouver's version of the free View Royal Casino shuttle. 

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#88 Bingo

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:32 PM

https://www.tsawwass.../ferry-shuttle/

 

Seems odd they built a new mall, and bought/hired an old bus.

 

Looks like military surplus.



#89 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:32 AM

http://dailyhive.com...-day-congestion

 

Thousands of people are already lined up outside before it's scheduled to open. Traffic congestion is expected.

 


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#90 LJ

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:55 PM

Looks like military surplus.

Actually it looks more like a prison bus from the US.


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#91 Bingo

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:45 AM

The mall is setting sights on Island shoppers, but what do they have there that we can't get on the Island?

The only time I take that road is when I am getting off the ferry and heading to another destination, or when I am returning home, and will not be stopping to tramp around a mall when I can relax on the ferry enjoying a bowl of clam chowder.

Pounding the pavement in a large mall is not my idea of a peaceful days outing, and I am not even curious enough to check this one out.

 


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#92 Bingo

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:47 AM

I predict that 33% of the shops at Tsawwassen Mills will not survive the first year.



#93 lanforod

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 07:26 AM

A lot of people enjoy a mall. I dunno. There are some unique shops there. Bass Pro for one, though now that they bought Cabela's, Nanaimo would be a quicker option.



#94 jonny

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:30 AM

The bass pro shop will be cool to check out, but Metro town and Robson Street have better stores overall, IMO.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:14 AM

Admittedly, I'm not much of a shopping or business savant, but really wonder about the assumptions behind Ts..Mills.  Are they banking on Islanders or mainlanders stopping there on the way by? With the way the ferries are, I've usually missed, or are on the last minute to catch, a ferry, so there's no time to stop.

Is there enough population in Tsawassen or Ladner to keep it going? If not, are they going to rely on people driving from other parts of the lower mainland to shop there?  Do/will people actually drive ?45+ minutes to a shopping mall, passing several other possible locations on the way?

I have a hard time thinking that it's any more than superficial 'economic development' for the Tsa.. First Nation - to me, true economic development involves making a product, and then marketing it, not simply acting as a retailer for other products.  Is it rent from the land that will benefit the FN? Ok, but then you need a sustainable set of businesses within that mall to make it viable.

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#96 RFS

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:09 AM

Dont forget metro van is going to grow by another million people over the next couple decades and a great deal of that will be tsawassen/delta area which is fairly undeveloped now. Shopping malls are long term investments
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#97 Danma

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:45 AM

They said the same in Calgary when CrossIron Mills opened, and it seems to have survived. The anchor stores (also a Bass Pro Shop) really make it attractive, particularly for rural folks


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#98 LJ

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 07:36 PM

^I was in that CrossIron Mills mall a couple of years ago, I was surprised who made up a majority of their clientele.


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#99 AllseeingEye

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:56 PM

I'll definitely check out Bass Pro but certainly would not make a pilgrimage to the ML simply to see this mall. Fortunately I'm over there enough I'll probably just swing by on the return trip to the ferry. Usually I default to Island Outfitter's locally for fishing gear because they're knowledgeable folks and not far from home but lures are expensive; it'll be interesting to see how Bass Pro prices compare. We're heading to the San Juan river this weekend for the northern coho run - on lures alone since I need to re-stock mine, I can easily drop $75-80 as they average around $6 a pop....



#100 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:36 AM

Can't you just use worms as lures?


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