|Dufferin Subway Station|
|Dufferin Mall - Stores|
The Dufferin subway station is located on the Bloor / Danforth line of the Toronto Transit Commission Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It was opened to the public in February 1966. Daily it sees about 28,000 people. Dufferin station is currently going under a modernization and more changes will be prevalent into the new year.
Located within minutes of the station is Dufferin Mall. Historically it was the site of the Dufferin Racetrack, a horse track that operated from 1907-1955. About a year a shopping plaza was built and and enclosed in the 70's into a shopping mall. Dufferin Mall has had a complete interior facelift in the past five years. Although this mall has all the trimmings of most retail malls, it is much less busy than the larger scaled arenas like the Eaton Centre, Fairview and the Scarborough Town Centre.
The Dufferin Mall is one of the few shopping centres that have a Wal-mart on the subway line. This is primarily due to the fact that property on or close to the Toronto Transit line is expensive and Wal-Mart stores tend to be very big. There is also a Zellers as well, which is the added bonus of cheap competition.
|Escalator for shopping carts!|
Once inside, we found lots of smaller retail stores that offered specialty items, such as LaSenza, Fairweather, Garage, EB Games, HMV, H&M, Payless Shoes, Carlton Cards and much more.
Maybe I don’t get out much but I have never seen before an escalator especially for shopping carts, and I think they thought I was a little strange being fascinated by this and taking pictures!
|SANTA & HELPER?|
Last but not least, around this time every mall needs to see a Santa. This Santa didn’t look very jolly and as a matter of fact, neither did the Gift wrapper, so I figured maybe they just had a long day!