Wellington Square Mall To Rebrand as The Shoppes On TransCanada

Artist rendering of the planned changes to the Wellington Square Mall

For several months we’ve been telling you of some major changes coming to the east end mall currently known as the Wellington Square Mall. Today we can show you some of the changes planned under a new name, The Shoppes on TransCanada.

The owner of the mall has partnered with Goudy Real Estate Corp. of Markham Ontario, who also represents the Churchill Plaza, to rebrand and attract new tenants to the location.

Plans announced last year by mall management shows a new major tenant, Giant Tiger taking over the western part of the property. The other major tenant, Food Basics will continue to operate from the eastern side of the complex.  The remaining mall area will be transformed into larger, store front stores eliminating the “mall area”.

Goudy has already been successful in attracting several new tenants to the re-imagined location including a burger chain, Subway and National Coffee. Lyn from Goudy stated that there will be a variety of retail space opportunities with stores ranging in size. An existing tenant in the shopping complex, IDA, will be moving from it’s current location to a space near the grocery store.

The Wellington Square Mall opened in the early 1980’s giving east side shoppers a convenient retail complex that featured a number of stores ranging from a department store, Radio Shack, sit down restaurant , clothing and boutique shops.

Over the past decade the mall no longer attracted major retail outlets and thus less shoppers. A plan was announced early last Spring to re-do the mall and make the shopping complex into a plaza that would allow the stores more exposure and signage to the trans Canada highway. Giant Tiger is expected to open in July 2020.

For more information about Goudy Real Estate Corp., CLICK HERE.


Note: This story has been edited to note that Goudy Real Estate Corp. is the commercial leasing company contracted by the current owner and not a new owner of the property. 


  1. Goudy does not own or have anything to do with Churchill plaza. Skyline retail owns it. This article needs to be updated. 2nd time posting this. Attn Craig H.

  2. Dayum! Deadly upgrade. Woulda been been kool to see a Kernel’s Popcorn and or a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt kiosk in there

  3. Lol… Exactly what the Soo needs more retail jobs for it’s folk. Way to boost the economy. 👍

  4. well Giant Tiger is just another dollar store, which we don’t need, lets hope they bring an Old Navy or Chapters or something more exciting

  5. Wow Giant Tiger and Food Basics for the anchor stores. No need to travel to Toronto for shopping anymore.

    • The RadZone which had the bookstore in the mall previously, moved downtown on Queen St across from Camera Craft right before the Queen St/East St intersection. They still carry books there 🙂

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