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The future of Victoriaville mall

The future of Victoriaville Mall will be front and centre at Thunder Bay city hall Monday night.
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THUNDER BAY -- The future of Victoriaville Mall will be front and centre at Thunder Bay city hall Monday night.

Staff are asking city council to approve an environmental assessment that could lead to the centre's potential demolition.

The city held a public meeting last June to get feedback on what should be done with the city-owned shopping centre.

Several options were presented, including keeping it, demolishing it and reopening Victoria Avenue as a street, or demolishing only part of the centre.

Administration is now recommending the city proceed with an environmental assessment, for demolishing the centre and reopening Victoria Avenue.

Staff say any decision on the centre's future is still at least a year or two away.

Several members of the public will be speaking against the demolition at Monday's meeting including a small business owner who says she has a petition opposed to the move, with over 1,400 signatures.

Meanwhile, the city is also set to hear a presentation from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, on 2016 property value re-assessments.

(TBT News)



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