Camera: iPhone 6s 4K
Lens: Moment lens 18mm wide angle 18mm V1
Gimbal: Zhiyun Smooth 4
This is a documentary of 4K walk tour at Pacific Mall located in the city of Markham in Toronto where most of the Asian people would like to hangout. You can almost find no problem at all if you don't want to speak any English other than Asian language. Most people are bilingual here some even trilingual or multilingual.
4300 Steeles Avenue East，Markham(查看地图)
地铁Kennedy站搭乘43路北向巴士到Steeles Avenue；或从地铁Finch站搭乘 53 路巴士到 Kennedy Road。
The mall is built on the site formerly occupied by Cullen Country Barns, a farm-themed complex housing shops, theatre, and restaurants. The complex was founded by Len Cullen, the founder of Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village in Whitby, Ontario, and consisted of two barn wings with gambrel roofs and a concrete silo. None were historic structures dating back to the time when the site was a working farm, but they were acquired by Cullen and moved from Pickering, Ontario to Markham in the 1970s. A fire damaged part of the complex in 1988, and it was demolished in 1994; some portions of the former Market Village mimic the Cullen complex.
Pacific Mall opened in 1997. Designed by Wallman Clewes Bergman Architects, their initial proposal was modified by the aesthetic expectations of Markham Town Council (since promoted to City Council in 2012). Its Cantonese name, "太古廣場" (Tai Gu Gwong Cheung), is derived from Pacific Place in Hong Kong.
Heritage Town in the Pacific Mall.
Pacific Mall is surrounded by an existing shopping plaza, including the former Market Village. Collectively, the mall and its surrounding buildings encompass over 500 stores and 1,500 indoor and outdoor parking spaces.
The mall has two floors and a basement level that leads to an underground parking lot. The corridors of the main floor are named after streets in Hong Kong (such as various numbered streets ending in the digit 8, Hennessy Avenue, Hollywood Avenue, Pacific Avenue, Queen's Avenue, and Nathan Avenue, though Hennessy, Hollywood, Queen's, and Nathan are actually roads in Hong Kong, while Pacific Avenue is named after the aforementioned Pacific Place); this is where the majority of shops are located, and where major events held at the mall take place. The second floor contains additional shops, a food court, and Heritage Town, a Pacific-style market that contains approximately 100 vendors.
As an official Canadian Tourist Attraction, the mall is exempt from the Retail Business Holiday Act and is open year-round, including statutory holidays.
On June 15, 2005, Pacific Mall and Market Village announced a 400,000-square-foot (37,000-square-metre) expansion that would add additional retail space, a luxury hotel, condominiums, and a multi-level parking structure. The expansion, which would link to the planned Remington Centre, would bring the combined size of the malls to one million square feet. Initially slated to commence construction in 2009, the project has faced numerous delays. While the expansion plan was endorsed by Markham City Council in 2011, it requires additional approvals from the municipal government of Toronto, as well as consent from a majority of the ownership of the Pacific Mall, 40 percent of which is composed of individual retailers.
Inside the mall on a Sunday afternoon
The Pacific Mall is noted for its sale of counterfeit and pirated goods, including video games, movies, music, electronic devices, cosmetics, apparel, and fragrances. In January 2018, the mall was listed as a notorious market by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), which noted that vendors in the Pacific Mall “operate largely with impunity” despite requests for assistance from law enforcement. Pacific Mall management responded that they were "deeply disturbed" by the designation, stated that they would give warnings to vendors who sold illicit goods, and launched a website for the public to report counterfeit items.
The mall has been raided multiple times by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP):
In May 2005, over $800,000 worth of unlicensed CDs and DVDs were seized.