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Gallery Square is the next big phase for Downtown Markham

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Kenneth Chan Nov 29, 2018 1:17 pm 186

The suburban municipalities of the Greater Toronto Area are booming, and Markham is certainly no exception.

Local developer Remington Group plans to transform a site on Birchmount Road near Enterprise Boulevard into Gallery Square, a mixed-use redevelopment with upscale residential and retail spaces.

The mid-rise project, designed by architectural firm Quadrangle, will contain 600 homes and over 150,000-sq-ft of retail and restaurant space within the lower two levels.

Gallery Square Downtown Markham

Artistic rendering of Gallery Square in Downtown Markham redevelopment. (Quadrangle / Remington Group)

Gallery Square Downtown Markham

Artistic rendering of Gallery Square in Downtown Markham redevelopment. (Quadrangle / Remington Group)

The redevelopment will have a significant public realm, with its central public courtyard and outdoor promenade lined by the retail storefronts. The planned promenade is a continuation of the new district’s multi-block long public space.

A 2023/2024 completion is planned for Gallery Square.

Gallery Square Downtown Markham

Artistic rendering of Gallery Square and its location within the overall Downtown Markham redevelopment. (Quadrangle / Remington Group)

Overall, when fully complete, the emerging Downtown Markham area will span a land area of about 240 acres — equivalent to one-third of the area of Toronto Islands — and provide housing for up to 15,000 people, two million-sq-ft of retail, restaurant, and entertainment spaces, and 3.4 million-sq-ft of office space.

Some of the most unique and largest elements of the multi-phase redevelopment have already opened, including the ‘Pride of Canada’ carousel — the world’s first power-producing carousel — as well as a Cineplex cinemas location with a total of 2,500 seats and a Marriott Hotel with 220 guest rooms.

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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