The company, which owns and operates 19 malls across six provinces in Canada, with nine malls in Ontario alone, is reducing its hours to 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
In a statement posted online Saturday, the company said it has not been “advised” by public health to close the malls.
“However, effective Monday, March 16, mall operating hours will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. every day (unless the regularly scheduled closing hour is earlier),” the company said.
The new reduced operating hours will be in place for two weeks, after which the company will evaluate its options.
“Access to the property will remain unchanged, as we understand there are some services and tenants that may operate as per their usual hours of business, and we will continue to support them in their approach,” the statement said.
Its office properties remain “open for business.”
“However, it is up to our clients to determine individual operating hours based on their business needs,” the company said.
Cadillac Fairview has also cancelled or delayed all events on their property that “bring groups together,” such as group yoga or seminars.
The company has also ramped up cleaning in common areas, increased hand sanitizer stations, and installed handwashing signs.
The malls owned and operated by Cadillac Fairview in each province are:
- Toronto Eaton Centre
- Fairview Mall in Toronto
- Shops at Don Mills in Toronto
- Sherway Gardens in Toronto
- Ottawa’s Rideau Centre
- Fairview Park in Kitchener
- Lime Ridge in Hamilton
- Markville in Markham
- Masonville Place in London
- Carrefour Laval
- Fairview Pointe Claire
- Galeries d’Anjou
- Promenades St-Bruno
- Chinook Centre in Calgary
- Market Mall in Calgary
- Polo Park in Winnipeg
- Pacific Centre in Vancouver
- Richmond Centre in Richmond
- Champlain mall
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