Carrefour de la Pointe
More than 45 shops for the whole family!
Built the same year as the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 and opened on August 26, Carrefour de la Pointe featured many large retail chain stores such as Zellers, Reitmans, and the SAQ, as well as seven small boutiques, including Bijouterie Dancosst. A real sense of family spirit reigned in the mall.
Carrefour was very successful in its first years of operation and was even slated to become one of the major shopping malls Montreal’s east end. In 1981, the recession hit the retail market and Carrefour was bought by two companies, First City and ABRIM. Expansion plans were dropped and the centre ultimately was defined to serve the local population. Carrefour later became the property of ABRIM and SITQ in 1990, before it was bought by Ivanhoe Cambridge and finally by Creccal Investments Ltd. in November 2004.
At the end of 1991, major renovations were carried out, the common areas were expanded and the store sites were updated, an investment of ].7 million. Everything necessary was done to provide more comfort and give the mall a welcoming feeling. Skylights were installed and store fronts were widened. Carrefour underwent a makeover to the great satisfaction of tenants and customers. In 1992, the mall celebrated its 15th anniversary, coinciding with the major renovation work.
Total rental space rose to 182,000 square feet/metres. The two anchor stores, Walmart and Super C, logged up to 20,000 transactions a week. All stores combined tallied 35,000 transactions a week. The original stores included Loto Québec, Pik Nik, Paris Coiffure, National Bank, Royal Bank, and Bijouterie Lavigueur. Service businesses also played an important role at Carrefour: cleaners, hair salon, post office, restaurants, electronics, health care, etc. This trend grew with the role of serving the local community. A large proportion of our customers do in fact live in the local area. They are certain to find almost all the services they need under one roof.
As the years went by, a close link with the local community has evolved. Carrefour has developed community activities and placed special emphasis on working with local organizations, featuring a regular offering of activities, exhibitions, or a variety of entertainment.
Carrefour continues to offer promotional activities in conjunction with local groups. In 2011, Carrefour de la Pointe celebrated its 35th Anniversary. The mall continues to grow and improve, to offer customers the best possible shopping experience.