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Upper Canada Mall Redevelopment – What to Look Forward to


Posted on Jul 24, 2017

Earlier this year, it was announced that Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket would undergo some pretty extensive renovations. Well, if you’ve passed by the popular shopping destination anytime recently, you’ve probably noticed that construction for this project is fully underway – and you may be wondering what exactly is going to change. Here is the 411 on everything you can look forward to at Upper Canada Mall once the $60 million transformation is complete in 2018:

Upper Canada Mall Redevelopment

New Stores:

Some new retailers have already begun to pop up around the mall, with more scheduled to open over the next year or so. Just a few weeks ago, a Sunrise Records location opened in the space vacated by HMV on the second floor of the shopping centre. At a time when many music stores are closing as more and more people are getting their tunes digitally, this will likely turn into a can’t-miss destination for old school music lovers who prefer to purchase hard copies of their favourite albums.

Those with a sweet tooth are sure to be excited for the pending arrival of Squish Candies, the Montreal-based boutique chain that specializes in gourmet gummies. Along with the 100-plus flavours of gummies they offer, you will also be able to purchase chocolate, licorice and marshmallows at this new shop.

Perhaps the most noteworthy new opening will be the completely redesigned, one-level, 64,000 square foot Sport Chek store that will replace the existing two-floor location. The new store, which will be among the last to open as part of the plan that has been set out, will use state-of-the-art technology to provide the best possible customer experience for athletes and sports fans.

New Food:

It looks like Upper Canada will soon become a destination for foodies living north of the city. Arthurs Landing Bar Grill Hub, part of The Landing Group restaurant chain, has already opened in time for the summer months. From weekend brunch to late night drinks while watching the game, this new restaurant looks like it will appear to a wide range of eaters. But this is just the start to the food additions Upper Canada will be making.

The cornerstone piece of the redevelopment project is yet-to-be-officially-named Food Market, a first-to-market grocery market featuring more than 25 food vendors – think a more modern, easier-to-get-to Kensington Market. According to the Oxford Properties press release, shoppers can look forward to, “an assortment of fresh foods and prepared take-away options, including; produce, a butcher shop, fish monger, cheese shop, bakery, a juice bar, and a gourmet gift shop.” This market looks like it could really be a game-changer for the grocery shopping experience in Newmarket.

The Market is also expected to include a number of full-service restaurants, although it is not clear yet which ones.

Mall-goers can also look forward to a having a brand new, two-level court space to relax during a busy day of shopping.


Last Minute Holiday Season!


Posted on Dec 23, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback in winter


The holiday season is in full swing and it’s time for those last minute things. You know, that one person that you still can’t seem to figure out what to get or that other person that you forgot about until now (it happens to the best of us). I was in a very similar boat over the past weekend. So I set out on a mission, because holiday shopping is a battle and I was going to come out on top. I made a list and checked it twice, and pushed start in the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch!


Christmas List

Chevy Cruze interior

Newmarket Real Canadian Superstore

Chevy Cruze Hatchback photo


I’m going to tell you now that making a list was the best thing I did that day, because when you’re on a holiday shopping mission the last thing that you want to do is get distracted. First off I headed to the Real Canadian Superstore (which happens to be next door to our GM dealership)!  Even though the Superstore is usually the place to stock up on everything food I think that I hit the jackpot on holiday wrapping paper and cards – it’s the small things people!


Upper Canada Mall Chevrolet

Chevrolet Cruze MyLink

Chevy Cruze grill

Christmas List


After the Superstore I headed over to the dreaded mall.  I know, going to the mall the weekend before Christmas, call me crazy. But I love the mall so the crowds weren’t really a big deal. Upper Canada Mall is loaded up with the best of the best making it easy to find something for everyone your list. Now, this part is very important; pick up a little something for your self because you were brave enough to brave the mall, take it from me it will raise your spirits.


Skating on Newmarket Main Street

Skating on Newmarket Main Street

Newmarket Ice Lounge photo

Newmarket in winter


I think that it is important not to get lost in all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and spend some time appreciating the actual season. In Canada we’re very lucky that we have four seasons. So, even though the sun sets earlier and the temperature drops it’s still nice to spend time outside. In Newmarket we have so many options to enjoy the winter, skating on Main Street, tobogganing or just taking a walk with friends and family!


Chevrolet Cruze in snow

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback photo

Chevrolet Cruze backup camera

Chevy Cruze photo


Here’s the deal, I think that the Chevy Cruze might be perfect & I think I might have an obsession with the back-up camera. Not only was it extremely helpful in the crowded parking lots but, reversing in general was a breeze – even in the snow. I’m also a personal fan of the keyless entry – it makes taking cover from the snow so much faster and simpler! The hatch back was also IDEAL for loading in all my gifts with tons of room. This small but mighty car will make dealing with the holiday season so much easier!


Holiday To Do List



Final Guessing Game with the Mazda CX-3


Posted on Oct 26, 2015

Mazda CX-3 at Upper Canada Mall


Mazda CX-3 at Upper Canada Mall


Alright people, here it is – your LAST CHANCE to play!  We have our final vehicle in the Upper Canada Mall. By now you know the drill. Head over to the Upper Canada Mall, take a peek in the trunk of this awesome Mazda CX-3 crossover and take your best guess at how many shoe boxes fit in the trunk! If you guess right you’ll have a chance to win a $500 gift card for the Upper Canada Mall. Yes, it’s that easy! The Mazda is located in the Yonge Court (near Starbucks entrance).


Contest ends on Sunday, November 1st, 2015.  Good Luck everyone!


Mazda CX-3 at Upper Canada Mall


Mazda CX-3 at Upper Canada Mall


Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall


Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall


Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall



Subaru Outback Guessing Game


Posted on Oct 14, 2015

Upper Canada Mall Subaru Outback Guessing Game


You know what they say, third times a charm! Right?  Well, now is your third chance to with a $500 gift card to the Upper Canada Mall!  All you have to do is head over the mall at the Yonge Court and take a look at the 2016 Subaru Outback and guess how many Coach Shoe Boxes fit in the truck and you could win!


Upper Canada Mall Subaru Outback Guessing Game


Upper Canada Mall Subaru Outback Guessing Game


Stay tuned for our next guessing game with Upper Canada Mall!


Upper Canada Mall Subaru Outback Guessing Game

Now’s your chance to win a $500 gift card to the Upper Canada Mall in the 2016 Subaru Outback Guessing Game!



GMC Canyon Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall


Posted on Sep 29, 2015

Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall


Its time for round 2 of our guessing game with Upper Canada Mall! We have the all-new 2016 GMC Canyon, Night Fall edition on display at the Yonge Court (Starbucks Entrance). Guess how many Coach shoeboxes fit in the truck bed and you could win $500 to the mall! Contest ends October 5th.


Stay tuned for our next guessing game!


GMC Canyon Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall


Upper Canada Mall


Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall


GMC Canyon Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall


GMC Canyon Guessing Game at Upper Canada Mall




Sorento Guessing Game at Upper Cananda Mall


Posted on Sep 15, 2015


Kia Sorento


Kia Sorento in the Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket



Can you guess how many Coach shoeboxes fit in the trunk of the Kia Sorento? Head over to the Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket to give it a try!





Sorento Guessing Game at Upper Cananda Mall




Stay tuned for the next couple of months for more chances to win! Who knows what vehicle might drive through the mall next!



Girls Night Out featuring the Cadillac ATS


Posted on Aug 26, 2015

Cadillac ATS


Whether it’s a intimate dinner, or heading out on the town there’s nothing better than getting together with some friends for a night out. I recently surprised one of my oldest friends with a girl’s night out on our local main street in Newmarket.  As an added bonus I picked her up in a new Cadillac ATS! We headed down to Main Street to embrace the small town vibes, and of course have a little fun with the ATS!


Girls Night Out Nemarket


Cadillac ATS


Girls Night Out Nemarket


Newmarket has been going through some major changes over the past few years and it’s really expanding – one place where this is very evident (other than the multiplying subdivisions) is on Main Street. With new restaurants popping up constantly and the new community centre, Newmarket has become quite a city. It’s no Toronto but a girl can dream.


Cadillac ATS


Girls Night Out in Nemarket


Cadillac Girls Night Out


We ended up at one of my all time favourite places in Newmarket, Made in Mexico. This authentic Mexican restaurant has been featured on the Food Network show You Gotta Eat here, and for good reason! We indulged in some fruity drinks and delicious Mexican food.


Hungry Brew Hops


ATS in Newmarket


Cadillac ATS grill


I’ve always loved the drive to Main Street, it feels like you’ve stumbled upon a secret when you finally arrive. The mix of the old architecture and the new modern buildings give off a “heart of the city” vibe that can sometimes get lost when you live in suburbia. Another great part about Main Street is its proximity to Fairy Lake, you really get the best of both worlds here.


Cadillac Cue on Main Street Newmarket


Cadillac ATS on Main Street Newmarket


We took the ATS up Main Street and parked right on the side of the street, one thing that I really noticed about this vehicle is its amazing handling. No surprise that the ATS is named one of the sharpest handling cars in its class! This nimble handling made it extremely easy to park where ever and how ever. Need to turn on a dime? No problem! Parallel parking only? Done! Seriously this car was MADE for city driving.


Cadillac ATS dashboard

Cadillac ATS sighting in Newmarket


ATS. Cadillac ATS.


Taking photos with this beautiful ride only secured the fact that the Cadillac ATS exudes class, with some old school luxury vibes. I’m not going to lie, I felt pretty chic driving around in this bad boy. It’s precise, exact and exhilarating all in one compact sports sedan.


Check out these Girls Night out essentials from Upper Canada Mall.


Girls Night Out on Main Street



Upper Canada Mall FREE Holiday Shuttle Service


Posted on Dec 10, 2012

Upper Canada Mall NewRoads Holiday Shuttle Service

Two of our volunteers Robert Rubin and Ray Belanger.


Being a part of our Community matters all year long, but this year we really wanted to do something where our employees could offer something to our “neighbours” over the holidays.


In conjunction with the Upper Canada Mall (which by the way is simply a great organization to work with) our regional mall, we decided to offer a FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE for people from the mall doors to their vehicles.  It’s a great way to help those who may be carrying an abundance of gifts, who have simply had to park far or those just looking to chat with another about the upcoming holidays.


Our employees – from technicians, drivers, salesepeople, accounting staff, managers have all volunteered for the “duty”.  Why?  Because it’s fun!


We’re handing out FREE candy canes as well and being sure to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holidays!


Jim VanDusen – General Manager
NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Dealer in Newmarket, Ontario