Carrefour Laval is one of the largest malls in Quebec. It’s located at 3000 Boulevard Le Carrefour at the intersection of the Laurentian Highway (A-15) and Laval Freeway (A-440).
At 115,478 m2 (1,242,990 sq ft), the Carrefour Laval is the largest enclosed mall in the Montreal area and also Quebec's largest mall operating on one floor. It was open on March 28, 1974.
Carrefour Laval is one of the four fashion centres in the Montreal area that also include Fairview Pointe-Claire, Les Promenades Saint-Bruno and Les Galeries d'Anjou de Montreal.
Carrefour Laval has more than 350 stores, boutiques and restaurants. It has five anchor stores; they are: the Bay, Sears, Simons, Rona and Staples, however, many other retailers are represented in the mall.
Carrefour Laval requires its food court tenants to use solid dinnerware and cutlery, which it provides, instead of the traditional foam food containers found in the vast majority of food courts.
This mall has a reputation of being a stepping door for many international retail chains looking to gain a foothold either in Quebec, in Canada or even North America.
Construction of the mall was announced on 27 February 1969 by Steinberg's and Eaton's. The consortium announced on that occasion that a 150-store mall would be built on a 20,000,000-square-foot (1,900,000 m2) property next to the Laurentian Highway, subject to the construction of the necessary infrastructure by the city of Laval.
The project had been delayed after a zoning bylaw and finally, Carrefour Laval opens in 1974 with major tenants Simpsons, Eaton's, Dupuis Frères, Pascal's and Beaucoup. The L-shaped mall had 125 stores. Since that, many other chains arrived in the mall and in 1983 it expands to the west with 100 new stores, a food court and a Sears department store. In 1986 s standalone Cineplex Odeon arrives in the mall's parking lot.
In the beginning of the 21st century, in 2002 Carrefour Laval expands with 78 new stores and anchor Simons. Part of this expansion took place on the former spots of the Eaton's store and the Cineplex Odeon movie theater which had both been demolished.
An AMT bus terminal is located across boulevard le Carrefour from the Carrefour Laval. From it the STL offers bus service to and from Montmorency metro station, the terminus of the orange line of the Montreal Metro.
Carrefour Laval address :
3035 Boulevard Le Carrefour
Laval, Québec, H7T 1C8