We know what most of you are assuming, if Edmonton is going to win any mall awards it must be for one (not so secret) place. However, we're here to tell you that it’s not the shopping mall you’re thinking of with the waterpark, theme park, hotel, and movie theatre crammed inside. Because believe us, we thought the same thing.

According to a study completed by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), Southgate shopping mall in Edmonton was among the best shopping centers in Canada alongside Toronto and Vancouver. You would think that Edmonton’s own West Edmonton Mall would take the cake on this one, but it came in 29th place with $777 in sales per square foot whereas Southgate racked up $1,155 in sales per square foot.

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With Southgate mall constantly growing in terms of space, shops, entertainment, restaurants, and transportation, it serves as the focal point when it comes to local social gatherings. And in Edmonton, it shouldn’t come as a shock for the city is always looking to expand its infrastructure.

With Edmonton being ranked next to cities like Toronto and Vancouver, that are both notorious when it comes to their shopping malls, it's safe to say that we are on a winning streak when it comes to providing locals and tourists with the ultimate retail experience. Way to go Edmonton!

 What are your thoughts? Did this study surprise you?

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