Masonville Place (known locally simply as Masonville or Masonville Mall) is a major shopping mall in North London, Ontario. It is located at the Southeast corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street.
Masonville Place was constructed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in 1985. It was the first multi-level shopping centre in London. It also had three major commercial tenants: Sears, Eaton's, and Loblaws. Loblaws, originally under the SuperStore Warehouse banner (used for large format Loblaw stores in the 1980s) opened on its own in late 1984, preceding the building of the rest of the mall.
In 1991, Masonville expanded with 75 new stores and services including an indoor miniature golf course, which has since been removed, and replaced with more stores. A Zellers store was also built a few years later in 1994.
In October 1998, the Loblaws store closed and a new standalone Loblaws was opened on the northeast corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street. The old store was demolished, and a Famous Players Silver City movie theatre was built in its place in 1999. This was around the same time the Eaton's store was closed due to bankruptcy, and was replaced with The Bay. Also, many big box stores such as Chapters and Petsmart were built nearby along Fanshawe Park Road.
Today, Masonville Place is a regional shopping centre with 180 stores and services. It also has a bus terminal for the London Transit Commission.
In the recent years as some of Masonville's original tenant leases have expired new upscale stores have been added. In 2007, new stores such as Marciano and lululemon athletica have opened and Milestones restaurant opened.
In the past 3 years, many new stores have opened including Banana Republic, Swarovski, Nine West, Nike, Mac Cosmetics, Aritzia, Aéropostale, Bluenotes, and La Vie En Rose.
Currently, a multimillion dollar renovation is underway. This renovation will include upgrades to entrances, ceilings, washrooms and the food court. The renovation will also include the removal of the clock tower and fountain to increase common area space. The renovation process will occur in phases with minimal disruptions to tenants and customers. New stores including a two floor Forever 21 will be added. http://www.masonvilleplace.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx