Toronto Eaton Centre: Celebrating 35 Years of Memories

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Zipping through the dark tunnels of Toronto’s subway system, my sister and I embarked on an adventure with my Grandmother. Emerging from the subway into the bustling Toronto Eaton Centre was awe-inspiring for a nine year old new to the big city. We walked from one end of the Eaton Centre to the other, peeking in the window of each store on every floor. We rode the escalators up and the elevators down and grabbed something in the food court before heading home. toronto_eaton_centre_anniversary_giveaway

I’ve visited my Grandmother a few times as a child but our visit to the Toronto Eaton Centre, just to window shop and eat lunch, is one of my fondest memories.

It’s hard to believe the Toronto Eaton Centre is celebrating its 35th Anniversary on Friday, February 10, 2012. Opened in 1977, the Toronto Eaton Centre greeted style-seekers in the city, welcoming over four million visitors in the first four months. In 1979 the Toronto Eaton Centre expanded, opening the southern portion of the mall, and continues to adapt and grow with its current $120 million renovation that includes the addition of new stores, like Juicy Couture and J. Crew, and the new Urban Eatery food court. A lot has changed within the mall – new stores and restaurants, an updated look – but it will always be the center of Toronto to me. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Visit the Toronto Eatons Centre’s facebook page to see the video of others sharing their Eaton Centre memories. It might bring back your own feelings of nostalgia.

To celebrate the Toronto Eaton Centre’s 35th Anniversary, we have five (5) $35 Shop! cards to giveaway. I can’t think of a better way to wish the Toronto Eaton Centre a happy anniversary than by visiting the Centre for a little shopping. For a chance to win one of the five Shop! cards, share your fondest memory of the Toronto Eaton Centre. Perhaps it’s where you had your first job? Maybe you were visiting with some girlfriends for a shopping weekend? Whatever the memory, we want to know how the Toronto Eaton Centre fit into your life.

The best five memoires will be chosen to receive one of the five Shop! cards. Let the stroll down memory lane begin.

This contest is only open to EverythingMom members. Not a member? It’s quick and easy to join. Contest is only open to Canadian residents and ends at midnight (EST) February 10, 2012. We will choose the best five (5) entries from the EverythingMom members. Please see full contest details

This post is sponsored by Cadillac Fairview in support of the Toronto Eaton Centre’s 35th Anniversary celebration.

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