Iconic shopping centre celebrates monumental anniversary by giving back to local charity, Seniors Secret Service
(CALGARY, AB) September 16, 2020 - This year marks a major milestone year for CF Chinook Centre as it proudly rings in its 60th anniversary. As one of the city’s most beloved shopping and entertainment destinations, CF Chinook Centre is known for its engaging in-property experiences and diverse retail offering. To commemorate this significant occasion, Cadillac Fairview is honouring its commitment to building vibrant communities by empowering each of its CF Chinook Centre employees to give back to the local community it proudly serves. Now more than ever, community support is vital and Cadillac Fairview is pleased to donate $200 on behalf of each CF Chinook Centre employee to contribute to a local charity. The property team at CF Chinook Centre is thrilled to donate $12,800 to support Seniors Secret Service, a Calgary-based charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals 60 years or older who are alone or isolated in the community.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate six decades of operation. This marks an incredible milestone for our business and is a true testament to the strength and tenacity of our employees and our retail partners,” said Cam Gresko, Vice President of Operations, Cadillac Fairview. “We recognize we would not have attained this achievement without the support of our local community. Community is at the heart of our business, and it will continue to be a driving force as we look to maintain our legacy in Calgary.”
CF Chinook Centre Over the Years
Throughout CF Chinook Centre’s 60-year history, the shopping centre has undergone several redevelopments to continue matching shoppers’ expectations, as well as to evolve to meet ever changing consumer shopping preferences. CF Chinook Centre recently completed a major $101 million redevelopment project that includes: the new 61 Avenue S.W. pedestrian bridge, the revitalization of the centre’s Dining Hall to include 835 seats and feature 20 dining retailers, the South property redevelopment, and the welcoming of first Saks Fifth Avenue in Western Canada to the shopping centre. The centre which featured 45 stores on opening day now offers more than 250 stores and services.
“Since opening our doors in 1960, CF Chinook Centre has consistently maintained its position as a marquee destination in Calgary,” said Paige O’Neill, General Manager, CF Chinook Centre. “This can largely be attributed to our team’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for our guests and continue to help build a more inclusive, sustainable and vibrant community.”
Those who are interested in learning more about CF Chinook Centre and its rich history are encouraged to visit https://www.cfshops.com/chinook-centre/news-events/news/60-facts-for-our-60th-anniversary.html, where Cadillac Fairview has housed a collection of key property milestones and interesting facts about the shopping centre since its opening on August 17, 1960.
About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 327,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at over $30 billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 35 million square feet of leasable space at 69 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Tour Deloitte and CF Carrefour Laval.
North Strategic (on behalf of Cadillac Fairview)