The Pen Centre

The Pen Centre (originally The Niagara Peninsula Shopping Centre) is the largest mall in the Niagara Region, located in St. Catharines, Ontario. At one point, The Pen was the fourth largest mall in Canada, with over one million square feet of floor space. Located next to the Highway 406, it features over 180 brand-name stores, three major department stores, a supermarket, six restaurants, a ten-screen movieplex, a ladies-only health club, and more recently, five big-box format stores. It also features the region's only H&M store. In addition, recent renovations have added more screens into the movieplex.

  • Sears (194,611 sq ft.)
  • The Bay (151,645 sq ft.)
  • Zellers (96,484 sq ft.)
  • Zehrs (59,908 sq ft.)
  • Empire Theatres (48,888 sq ft.)
  • Winners (28,476 sq ft.)
  • HomeSense (25,000 sq ft.)
  • SportChek (23,245 sq ft.)
  • Old Navy (20,673 sq ft.)
  • H&M (17,000 sq ft.)
  • Pier 1 Imports (9,800 sq ft.)
Previous anchors

The Pen Centre originally was an outdoor mall, eventually enclosed and expanded several times. The original anchors were Miracle Mart department store, Miracle Food Mart, Sears and Zellers. The Miracle Food Mart closed and Zehrs was added to the mall. Expansions added Eatons and the cinemas. Miracle Mart department store was sold to Robinson's which in turn became The Bay. When Eaton's went bankrupt the space was subdivided into Winners, A Buck or Two, EB Games, Sport Chek and Old Navy.


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