Big box shopping centres will need to reinvent themselves, planners say

April 1st, 2015

The recent closures of Future Shop and Target stores highlight a conundrum that’s got urban planners and real estate experts talking.

As Canadians migrate from the suburbs to the inner cities and do more of their shopping online, big box shopping centres face an uncertain fate. Experts say many of these shopping centres will need to reinvent themselves as mixed-use lifestyle hubs to avoid a bleak future.