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Don Mills Plaza, Toronto, Canada, 2010[open in full screen]  

 
 

First Canadian planned community was started to grow around this space in 1954. Don Mills Centre was centrally located within walking distance of many rental units built around the core. It quickly became a regional centre.

  Following the modern principles of similar open air shopping centres in Europe, Lijnban in Rotterdam is one of them, it was a bright example of the Toronto urban development. Major renovation in 1978 completely changed the original idea. It was deteriorating over time and in 2006 the centre was demolished, and an urban village consisting of 100 retailers and services opened on 2009.   This Town Square with skating rink in the middle during the winter and very pleasant park in summer months is now a centre of freshly redeveloped Don Mills Centre and full circle was completed.

This new centre is very much like the first one from 1954!?

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