Oakridge Centre
Oakridge Centre is a mall in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the intersection of 41st Avenue and Cambie Street. Its focus is on fashion, and has several fine shoes, jewellery, and clothing stores. It hosts a fall fashion show every year. The mall was awarded the Georgia Straight Stars of Vancouver Readers Choice Award for the best shopping centre for 2005. It was originally opened in 1959 by Woodward's Stores which anchored the centre until it was sold to The Bay in 1993.

Mall Facilities
Oakridge Centre is a fairly large mall, with approximately 150 stores, from BCBG to Purdy's Chocolates. It also contains one of the city's only Tommy Bahama locations, as well as a number of stores usually found in downtown upscale areas, such as Lacoste, Harry Rosen, Coach, and Hugo Boss. There are also two office towers, medical and dental offices, as well as 32 urban condominiums. Vancouver's second Apple Store opened at Oakridge on September 26th, 2009. It is located next to the mall entrance of The Hudson's Bay Company. The third Armani Exchange store in the Vancouver area opened here on November 2, 2010. Other attractions include a 3-screen Empire Theatres cinema, a children's play area, and a self-playing piano. A central food court is located near the Safeway entrance, with approximately 15 food kiosks. Several other restaurants, including White Spot, are located in other parts of the mall. The mall also hosts free space for charitable organisations, allowing approximately thirty such organisations a year to fundraise at the mall. The Oakridge branch of the Vancouver Public Library is located downstairs from the main mall.

Anchor stores
  • Apple Store
  • The Bay (182,485 sq. ft. / 16,953.4 m²)
  • Zellers (79,679 sq. ft. / 7,402.4 m²)
  • Safeway (50,099 sq. ft. / 4,654.3 m²)
  • Empire Theatres (16,891 sq. ft. / 1,569.2 m²)

Former Anchor Stores
  • Woodward's - now The Bay/Zellers
  • Woodward's Food Floor - now Safeway
  • Marks & Spencer - now The Gap & Food Court area
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (Woodward's operated this Canadian division in the 1980s) - now mall retail.
The original centre in 1959 also housed a Kresge store and a Woodward's Furniture & Appliance store separate from the main store.

Oakridge ”“ 41st Avenue Station
The Oakridge ”“ 41st Avenue Station on the Canada Line is newly opened under the plaza at the southwest corner of 41st and Cambie. In addition, the city is conducting a "master planning" process for the Oakridge Centre area which will potentially increasing retail, residential, commercial, office and community uses on the site. Facts This was a shooting location for the hit '80s T.V. series 21 Jump Street .


2 photos

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated 8 media and uploaded a media file
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com