|The crowd wound around the building before 9 AM|
|The Food Court entrance from the back of Outlet Collection|
The mall inside minus some notable exceptions is complete and looks fantastic. Some of the biggest outlets stores are all done including DSW, Nike, Under Armour and Saks OFF FIFTH.
The Food Court was the site of a opening ceremony hosted by Ace Burpee and featured the premier, the mayor and the builders of the mall Ivanhoe Cambridge.
Entertainment, food, models and many dignitaries were in every seat and standing to every side. Nearly 60 retail executives from Ivanhoe Cambridge were there to see the opening and and attend a 2 day business conference. Politicians of every stripe and media of all kinds were in the crowd.
|Performers at the ceremony|
General Manager of the mall, Dimitrios Cotsianis, announced that the mall would be giving $10,000 to a local charity. It would be up to mall patrons to decide who. he tanked all those who helped bring the mall to fruition. Nearly 2000 workers helped in those last days before the deadline to get things ready.
|Premier Brian Pallister|
|Mayor Brian Bowmna|
|President Claude Sirois, Ivanhoe Cambridge|
|General Manager Dimitrios Cotsianis, Outlet Collection|
Following the speeches, media was led to the door opening and people literally ran inside.
|Crowd running in|
Much of the photography by Matraisa Klippenstein. Thanks for her professional work that day.