Confederation MallEdit profile
Confederation Mall is a shopping mall located at 22nd Street and Circle Drive in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The mall was originally named Confederation Park Plaza when it opened in the early 1970s, at which time its anchor tenants were Canada Safeway and Woolco.
The mall was originally planned for a location on Saskatoon's east side, at the southwest corner of Clarence Avenue and Circle Drive, but in May 1972 Saskatoon City Council rejected the plan citing community concerns. As a result, the mall's developers looked to build on an alternate site on the city's west side.
In 1994, Woolco became Wal-Mart, and around this same time the mall underwent an expansion that added a food court and a new Safeway store; the original Safeway location became part of the food court with the remaining space used for a third anchor tenant, initially a branch of the Family Video home video rental chain, and later Petland. Other stores include clothing stores, electronics, services, florist, banks and jewelers.
In the summer of 2009, a new Wal-Mart was constructed in a new power centre commercial area in the Blairmore Suburban Centre several kilometres west of Confederation Mall; the one in the mall closed and in 2010 was renovated to house a Canadian Tire (with Mark's Work Wearhouse) that opened in 2011. Currently a McDonald's is being built in the southeast corner of the parking lot where an Esso station once stood. The new McDonald's is slated to open in 2012.