Fairview shopping centre celebrates 50 years

WATCH ABOVE: Fairview Pointe-Claire celebrated its 50th birthday, but as Global’s Tim Sargeants reports, there was no celebration to commemorate the landmark.

POINTE-CLAIRE – The Fairview shopping centre in Pointe-Claire is 50 years old.

The iconic West Island mall opened its doors August 12, 1965.

Eaton’s, Simpsons, Pascal’s and Ogilvy’s are all some of the mall’s original shops.

“There was Holt Renfrew and Ogilvy and all that,” Joan Haggarty, a Fairview employee told Global News. She was at Fairview the day it opened.

The mall used to be one floor only but expanded to a two-storey building in the mid-80s.

One of the original shops, Laura Secord, has stood the test of time. It hasn’t changed location in the 50 years the mall has been open.

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Thousands of shoppers continue to flock to Fairview despite the strong growth in online retail sales.

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