Bay Centre

The Bay Centre, formerly the Victoria Eaton Centre, is a shopping mall in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Opening in 1990, the mall was the first large shopping mall in Victoria's city centre, occupying what were formerly two city blocks of the Old Town area. The development of the shopping centre was initially the subject of controversy, as construction involved demolishing several historic buildings (or reducing them to facades over new construction) and closing one block of Broad Street.

When Eaton's went bankrupt, the former Eaton's store in this mall was occupied for a short time by Sears Canada's "Eaton's" experiment, and an even shorter time by a Sears store. When Sears vacated the mall, the "Victoria Eaton Centre" was renamed to reflect the mall's new department store tenant, The Bay. The Bay Centre has 39,114.8 square metres (410,264 square feet) of retail space and is one of the largest shopping centres in the Greater Victoria Area.

Anchors & Majors
  • The Bay (19,300.6 m² / 207,750 sq. ft.)
  • Passport Canada (995 m² / 10,710 sq. ft.)
  • SportChek (1,799.7 m² / 19,372 sq. ft. )

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