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Woodstock Downtown Mall
  • Following a failed attempt to bring a mall to downtown Woodstock, Ontario in the mid-1970s, in December 1988, city council revealed plans for a $30 million mall on a five-hectare (12.5 acre) downtown site, by London Developer, Alcor Investments Ltd. Plans for the project included the incorporation of a number of historic properties in the core area, including the Market building. The plans also called for ninety retail stores, a major and junior department store, supermarket, office space and movie theatres. In addition, there was a large parking lot, including eight hundred spaces, planned at the south end of the project and a senior citizens’ residence was considered. The site would have fronted Dundas Street between Wellington and Finkle Streets and would have been bounded at the back by McQueen Street and an eastern extension from Reeve Street to Wellington. If approved, most buildings on the site, would have been demolished including the post office, a bingo hall and bank, though the historic properties would have been retained and incorporated into the design. Public reaction to the proposed project was mixed with fear of higher taxes and traffic congestion, while others noted concerns of peripheral malls in the city being detrimental to downtown merchants. Ultimately, city council voted down the idea of the downtown shopping complex in early 1989.
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