Stores had already been preparing to vacate the Market Village building as early as last spring, but it wasn’t until recently that signs appeared on the Chinese mall’s doors indicating that it will be closing officially on March 1.
One of the mall’s most popular tenants, Sam’s Congee, confirmed on its website that Wednesday, February 28 was its last day of service. Luckily it will be moving to a new location near Woodbine and Denison in late March.
The Remington Centre will eventually replace the 325,000-square-foot building (which once had a stable with live horses) at Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue.
It will be connected to Pacific Mall by an indoor walkway once built, though an opening date has yet to be set.