This fading Ontario shopping mall will be transformed into climate-resilient mixed-use neighborhood

Debuting in 1969, Shoppers World Brampton signaled that the suburban Toronto city of Brampton, a once-sleepy agricultural outpost famed for its flower-growing operations, had officially arrived. Over 50 years after the opening of its inaugural indoor shopping mall, fast-growing Brampton is still very much on the up and up as the third most populous city in Southern Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region behind Toronto and Mississauga, and the ninth most populous municipality in all of Canada with more than 600,000 residents.

As for Shoppers World Brampton, which initially opened on a modest plot of farmland with only a few dozen retailers and a movie theater, it has grown alongside the

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