Back to Tsawwassen Mills Mall, Being Afoot, and Crossing Highway 17

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If you have ventured out to this mall which takes up 1.2 million square feet of real estate, you will have noticed that it is very much the same kind of mall reminiscent of the last century. It is located very close to the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal on the Delta flood plain which did contain the most arable soils in Canada. It has no density around it, and while there are transit connections, it’s still a hike to get there from anywhere. To attract employees the mall has laid on its own bus to move employees from Scott Road Station in  Surrey. This mall  is really designed with its 6,000 parking spaces for people with vehicles prepared to drive a long way and go for a day shopping. It’s so twentieth century.

The mall is very lightly used by consumers on weekdays. There is such little mall traffic that the…

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