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Rideau Centre

Rideau Centre

50 Rideau St, Ottawa (ON), K1N 9J7, Canada

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(613) 236-6565

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Description The Rideau Centre is a four-level shopping centre on Rideau Street in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It borders on Rideau Street, the Rideau Canal, the Mackenzie King Bridge, and Nicholas Street. Over 20 million people visit the mall annually.Anchors and majorsAnchors Nordstrom Hudson's Bay La Maison SimonsMajors Shoppers Drug Mart Victoria's Secret, including the companion Pink store Harry Rosen Inc. Forever 21 Old Navy H&M ZaraFormer anchorsEaton's - closed; replaced by Sears in 1999Sears - closed; replaced by Nordstrom in 2015HistoryWhen it was built in 1981 and 1982, the Rideau Centre was controversial: a whole block of stores was torn down to make room for the Rideau Centre, and many people were opposed to their destruction. Others feared the impact of increased traffic and buses on the area. The Eaton's department store chain, one of the partners in the development, caused further controversy when it attempted to rename the mall the "Rideau Eaton Centre" while it was under construction; the company backed down in the face of local opposition to the name change. This mall was officially opened on March 16, 1983. On the morning of June 8, 2016, the Rideau Centre was evacuated after a sinkhole opened up on Rideau Street.

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