Latlng: (43.934024, -78.867063)

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Five to Zero

Oshawa, Ontario

Location Owner KnightHawk
Creation Date Aug 22 2017
Status Demolished
Category Commercial
Location Oshawa, Ontario
Site number #14917

Five Points Mall has been going downhill for a long time, but the death knell [i]really [/i]sounded when the much-touted & anticipated Target folded up its tents and left town. The Target space has sat empty since, despite rumours that Canadian Tire or Walmart would open a location there. While Walmart did take over some former Target/Zellers locations, Five Points was [i]not [/i]one of them. Since then, the mall has steadily been bleeding tenants, including Hallmark, New York Fries, clothing stores, a pet store, and hairdressers, just to name a few. Now, although the mall is not technically "[i]abandoned[/i]", it most certainly [b]is [/b]a dead mall. The few remaining tenants I saw open have until the end of August to vacate their spaces. Some moved to the outdoor portion of the mall, while others have either closed for good or relocated elsewhere. The one remaining anchor (Metro) is planning to stay right where they are, thank you very much. By December of this year, demolition of the indoor portion of the mall will have started, so if you want to check this one out, you had better hurry! While I was there, I got some curious looks from one or two of the remaining merchants, but security walked right past me twice while I was taking pictures, and didn't say a word. This is definitely an interesting one, & I'm glad I had the opportunity to see it at just the right time; just before the patient is [i]completely [/i]deceased, but before the burial.

Latlng: (43.934024, -78.867063)

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avatar of Mr-Bone
Mr-Bone Always hated this mall. Gave me deep feelings of despair being in it.
Sep 14 2018
avatar of clay70
clay70 The 5 roads there in the 1800s used to come together at Ritson and Taunton (hence the name "5 Points")
Aug 25 2017
avatar of IamcRAzy46
IamcRAzy46 So reminds me of Warden Woods Mall, (Warden Ave at St. Clair Ave.) in Scarborough. It ended up as a dead mall. Now townhouses and Condos.
Aug 23 2017
avatar of chiller
chiller Reminds me of the decline of Morningside mall years ago. When Walmart bailed to a larger location, the mall dwindled one by one. Great post btw.
Aug 23 2017
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canucks747 was here last month, found it gave me a really sad feeling being in there.
Aug 23 2017
avatar of Motleykiwi
Motleykiwi Nice one!
Aug 22 2017