In the Pacific Coast’s version of the perfect storm, mix a mega mall opening and the crush of excited shoppers with ferry bound cars on a Thanksgiving weekend. Provide two lanes westbound on Highway 17, a torrential weather system, poor access and egress, and you have a complete motorist meltdown.
Tsawwassen Mills, the 1.2 million square foot mega mall built on First Nations owned Class 1 farmland by the Quebec company Ivanhoe Cambridge had its first weekend. And there were a whole bunch of motorists that were not amused.
This mall is based upon Ivanhoe Cambridge’s successful CrossIron Mills near Calgary and Vaughan Mills near Toronto. If you look at the design of these two other properties, they are located on large plots of land, are car dependent, and strangely all look alike.
As reported in the Daily Hive “The parking lot traffic at Tsawwassen Mills was at…
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