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Centre Information

Past, Present, & Future

  • 1961

    Northgate Square was originally built in 1961 as a 100,000 square foot strip-shopping centre anchored by Loblaws and Woolworths.

  • 1980

    In 1980 the mall was enclosed and expanded by 275,000 square feet, creating room for more stores and a 130,000 square foot Woolco store.

  • 2000

    In 2000 the mall expanded again and Wal-Mart (formerly Woolco) relocated to their current location at the north end of the mall. A 500 seat Food Court was also added to the centre.

  • 2001

    In 2001 Sears opened in their current location and in 2002 with the expansion complete, Northgate Shopping Centre celebrated their Grand Opening.

Northgate is anchored by Best Buy, Sears and Walmart and offers over 100 quality stores with a unique mix of both independent and national retailers such as Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, Boathouse, West49, People’s Jewelers, Body Shop and Eclipse.

Northgate Shopping Centre is currently managed by Morguard, a fully integrated real estate company. They own, manage and invest in high-quality, well-located, geographically diversified assets across North America, including a Retail portfolio of more than 18 million square feet of local, regional, super regional, mixed-use and development properties in more than 63 Canadian and U.S. communities. Morguard understands the real estate requirements of retailers with a focus to maximize traffic, sales, and market share. Their disciplined merchandising strategies ensure all aspects of their retail properties are optimized. To learn more, visit

Green Link

Northgate is managed by Morguard Investments Limited, one of Canada’s largest integrated real estate companies. As an organization, Morguard is committed to continually improving the environmental performance of our buildings, ensuring safe and comfortable surroundings for our occupants, and contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment in our communities. This has led to the creation of the Green Link program, designed to promote “green” practices within all Morguard buildings.

As a participant in the Green Link program, Northgate Shopping Centre strives to be a community leader in environmental initiatives and is proud of the results to date including:


  • Longstanding cardboard recycling program
  • Glass and plastic recycling containers throughout the mall and at all exterior entrances
  • Store-to-store blue box recycling
  • Fluorescent and incandescent light tube recycling
  • During time of store departure or build out, usable materials and furnishings are either sold, stored for future use and/or donated to a local non-profit organization
  • In support of the Canadian Diabetes Association, customers are encouraged to recycle used clothing through the receptacle in the parking lot beside the Fisher Street entrance.
  • Winner of 2010 North Bay Blooms Business Garden of the Week award
  • Winner of the 2010 Bronze Ontario Waste Minimization Award from the Ontario Recycling Council of Ontario

Successful completion of
a recycling project

  • 3,500

    lamps were recycled

  • 890.3 kg

    of glass from the recycled lamps

  • 17.85 kg

    of metals recycled

  • 8.95 kg

    of phosphor recycled

Energy conservation

  • Upgraded Building Management System to better control common area HVAC and lighting and increase efficiencies through use of automated system.
  • Energy efficient light fixtures have been installed throughout the shopping centre.
  • A solar powered exterior light has been installed at the Sears crosswalk.
  • Interior light reduction program whereby some of the lighting around skylights is switched off during bright summer days.
  • Light reduction in the three upper floors of the parkade on bright summer days.
  • Timers on Parkade signs and parking lot lighting to reduce energy usage.
  • Reduced temperatures in the summer/winter months. Changing the temperature by a couple of degrees can save many kilowatts and dollars in the long run.
  • Long-term program in place to replace older HVACrooftop units with more energy efficient models.
  • Automatic taps in the main floor customer washrooms to reduce water usage.


  • Invest annually in landscaped gardens which contain both flowers and vegetables
  • Tree planting on the property where viable
  • Use of “green” cleaning products with less chemical content
  • Re-useable Northgate shopping bags partially made of recycled materials are available at our Customer Service Kiosk for $2 (half the cost)
  • Hand dryers in the main floor customer washrooms which reduce paper waste
  • 2013 Food Court Compost Initiative.

2013 Food Court Compost Initiative

  • In Summer 2012 the food court tenants composted food waste at Northgate Shopping Centre
  • 1,000 lbs per week is going into the compost bins
  • The compost will be used in improving Northgate’s landscape
  • The participating tenants are: Vanelli’s, Dairy Queen, A&W, Tan Tan Wok, New York Fries, Feta & Olives, Tropical Grill, Bento Box, Mr. Sub and Freshly Squeezed

Thank you to all our food tenants for participating in this Going Green Initiative.
Our flower beds will continue to be beautiful in the years to come.


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