The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2017 Canadian Shopping Centre Awards, recognizing Canada’s most innovative shopping centers for outstanding achievement across marketing, development and design, and retail store design categories.

The 2017 ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards competition was open to shopping centre owners, developers, management companies, architects and designers, and retailers. ICSC announced the winners during an awards ceremony at the ICSC Canadian Convention in Toronto.

To learn more about the finalists and winners, visit the ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards website.

The 2017 Marketing Award recipients executed exceptional strategies across a number of subcategories including advertising, customer experience, cause-related marketing, social media and more. The following Gold and Silver winners utilized numerous resources to re-invent their properties and support their respective communities.

  • Gold: “FW16: I Got You Babe,”Square One Shopping Centre,Mississauga, Ontario
  • Gold: “The Eco-Gourmet Event,” Centropolis,Laval, Quebec
  • Gold: “Kingsway Mall Fire Evacuee Distribution Centre,”Kingsway Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Gold: “Morguard's BeYou,” Morguard, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gold: “ACT: Always Consider Tomorrow,”20 VIC Centres, Canada
  • Gold: “Mom & Baby on the Move,”St. Laurent, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Gold: “KP HappyBot,” Kildonan Place Shopping Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Gold: “SLAY,” Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Gold: “Toronto Light Festival,” The Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gold: “What's on Your Bucket List,” Hillside Centre, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Gold: “’Join the Build’ March Break Minecraft Event,” Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Gold: “YORKDALE:  为中国游客做好准备 | CHINA READY,” Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gold: “In Good Taste'”Edmonton City Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Gold: “Hello Hillcrest Mobile Collection,” Hillcrest, Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Gold: “The New OC | Unwrap More to Love,” Oshawa Centre, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Gold: “Virtual Reality Adventure Lounge,” Dixie Outlet Mall, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Gold: “The Centre of Style,” Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gold: “Find Christmas Downtown,” The CORE, Calgary, Alberta
  • Gold: “Hats Off For a Guinness World Record at North Hill Centre,” North Hill Centre, Calgary, Alberta
  • Gold: “FashionCAN,” Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gold: “Morguard's What Is Wrong With Playing Like a Girl?,”Morguard, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gold: “DIX30 Eggs-Pressionist,” Quartier DIX30, Brossard, Quebec
  • Gold: “STC MRKTS,” Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, Ontario
  • Silver: “Southcentre x Jasper Park Lodge,” Southcentre Mall, Calgary, Alberta
  • Silver: “Be You 10: Mentors in 10 Days,” Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie, Alberta
  • Silver: “The Giving Tree,”Carrefour Charlesbourg, Quebec, Quebec
  • Silver: “A Greener Way to Clean Your Tray,” Lansdowne Place, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Silver: “Peppermint Village Trading Post,”Sherwood Park Mall, Sherwood Park, Alberta
  • Silver: “Get Your Gem On,” Bramalea City Centre, Brampton, Ontario
  • Silver: “A Christmas Pop-Up Shop,”Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec
  • Silver: “Hot Seat Giveaway,”Shoppers Mall, Brandon, Manitoba
  • Silver: “Pokemon Hunt,” New Sudbury Centre, Sudbury, Ontario
  • Silver: “All Aboard The Bower Place Express,” Bower Place, Red Deer, Alberta
  • Silver: “Welcome to Calgary, Sporting Life,” Southcentre Mall, Calgary, Alberta
  • Silver: “Black Friday Mystery Box,” Bramalea City Centre, Brampton, Ontario
  • Silver: “ Too Pretty to be a Food Court.,” Halifax Shopping Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Silver: “Love Everything About It,” Tsawwassen Mills, Tsawwassen, British Columbia
  • Silver: “Our Favourite Things,” Park Place, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Silver: “Spark,” St. Vital Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Silver: “St Laurent Spring Campaign 2016 - As Fresh as the Tulips,” St. Laurent, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Silver: “TASTE MRKT: TASTE THE WORLD,” Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, Ontario
  • Silver: “Always Something New,”Quartier DIX30, Brossard, Quebec
  • Silver: “Le Banquet,” Rockland Centre, Montréal, Quebec
  • Silver: “24 Magical Days of Social Santa Giveaways!,” Southland Mall, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Silver: “ #SQ1Babe,” Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Silver: “#SQ1Prom, Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

The Design and Development category recognized the following properties that were either newly built or underwent a significant renovation or expansion.

  • Gold: Halifax Shopping Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Gold: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Silver: Place Ste-Foy, Québec City, Quebec
  • Silver: CF Rideau Centre,Ottawa, Ontario
  • Special Distinction: Tsawwassen Mills, Tsawwassen, British Columbia

The following Retail Store Design award recipients demonstrated imaginative design and unique aesthetics across their properties.

  • Gold: Nando's, Smart Centres Oshawa North II, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Gold: Icebreaker, Rideau Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Gold: LCBO Eglinton & Dunfield,The Madison Condos, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gold: Saks Food Hall by Pusateri's, Hudson's Bay Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario
  • Silver: Spareparts, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, North York, Ontario
  • Silver: Pusateri's, Toronto, Ontario
  • Silver: Calgary Co-op, Auburn Location, Calgary, Alberta
  • Silver: Nordstrom , Yorkdale Shopping Centre, North York, Ontario

All 2017 Gold award recipients receive automatic entry into the 2018 ICSC VIVA Awards, the international program that honors the retail real estate industry’s most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions, and creative responses to market trends. ICSC will announce the victors of the VIVA Awards during RECon 2017 in Las Vegas.