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Changes to Food Service Within Super-Regional Shopping Centres in Toronto

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posted on 24.05.2021, 17:55 by Brian Truong, Tony Hernandez
This research explores how the changes in food services have affected super-regional shopping centres in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area between the years of 2014 and 2019. As shopping centres have begun to shift some of their operations away from traditional retailers and begun to invest in food services throughout the centre. The research examines seven food service categories and how each of them affect the overall trade areas of the shopping centre. Trade areas were created through a 60:40 weighting system for the attractiveness of each shopping centre, with 60% going to retail while 40% going to food services. The results of this study indicated that a growth in Fast-Casual, Gourmet Food, and Impulse food services across all shopping centres. While trade areas of shopping centres have seen mixed results due to the growth of food services. Keywords: Food Services, Shopping Centres, Huff Model, Toronto





Master of Spatial Analysis


Spatial Analysis

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type