How Shopping Shapes Community

June 22, 2023, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

YSpace Markham

CIBPA Toronto is proud to partner with the City of Markham and the Markham Board of Trade to present The Future of Retail and City-Building: How Shopping Shapes Communities.

As the nature of retail shopping changes it has an impact on how communities are built and how people come together.

While the pandemic saw a surge in online shopping, in-person shopping is back to pre-pandemic levels, but the experience is changing – there is a shift away from central business districts to more local shopping, there’s a transformation of regional malls into mixed-use communities, and as large format retailers leave the market, new diverse and technology focused entrants are taking their place.

Join this panel with Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Marco BIasiotto, Vice President - Retail & Digital Strategy at Primaris REIT, and Diane J. Brisebois, CEO of Retail Council of Canada, as they explore the future of retail and its impact on city-building

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