Beat the Heat in One of Canada’s Favourite Shopping Centres

    In Canada, August is hot. Depending on where you’re located in the country, it can feel humid or dry but the one commonality between provinces and territories is that it’s very, very hot. 

    People find air-conditioned places to escape whenever possible during these last few weeks of summer, and one popular spot to hide from the heat is the cool and refreshing shopping centre (or mall). Folks have been drawn to the cold, air-conditioned stores of the shopping mall since it was first possible to do so, and going to the mall remains a popular cooling activity today. 

    August is also the month of summer sales. At the end of the summer, retailers like to place items on sale to make room for all the back-to-school merchandise — products from running shoes to BBQs can be found at lower prices.

    What better way to cool down from the late summer heat than to browse amazing deals in a Canadian mall near you — before the madness of the back-to-school shoppers? To find the most exclusive and limited deals in your area, be sure to review this list of shopping malls in Canada and research which shopping centre fits your needs the most beforehand. 

    Be sure to read some reviews on various stores and shopping areas to get some insight on prices, customer services, and also to see if there are any valuable deals taking place.

    Let’s take a look at a couple of Canada’s top shopping centres and see what makes them so popular, as well as some clever shopping tips for each.

    Georgian Mall in Barrie, Ontario

    Georgian Mall is the largest enclosed shopping centre in the greater Simcoe County area with over 150 premier retailers including Lululemon, Forever 21, Sephora, and HomeSense. 

    The shopping centre is conveniently located just minutes from Highway 400 and easily accessible by Barrie Transit with 2 bus stops located on-site.

    The mall offers some of the most sought-after brands and delicious restaurants — such as DavidsTea and Moxie’s — and it also hosts important community events. Last month, the Georgian Mall facilitated a Canadian Blood Services drive as well as a Terry Fox Run awareness event.

    To get the hottest insider tips, sign up for their “My Mail” feature which notifies you of any sales and events!

    Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    If you’re an East Coaster, there is no doubt that you have either visited or heard of the Halifax Shopping Centre. As Atlantic Canada’s largest multi-building shopping centre it holds some of the biggest names such as MAC Cosmetics, Bootlegger, and H&M. 

    This mall has it all: free WiFi, a text concierge where shoppers can ask questions about any store or where to eat, and even a “Cuddle Corner.” Cuddle Corner is a quiet place located in the mall where people can bring their children to comfort and to hold.

    There is also a must-read style blog that informs readers of season gift guides, promotions, and fashion tips.  

    Keep up-to-date with Canadian shopping centres by accessing the most informative shopping directories with current articles, reviews, and sales. While it’s still hot, find a food court with a Baskin Robbins and treat yourself to ice cream! 

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    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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