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The Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) is a member-supported non-profit research centre, located at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. The CSCA studies location-based trends in the consumer service sector and collects and reports on a broad array of location data sets. The Centre facilitates discussion of emerging industry issues and the exchange of ideas while promoting research, innovation, education and debate. The Centre is supported by private and public sector members and works with a number of industry partners.

Canadian REITs and Retail

Canadian REITs and Retail

Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

The latest research from the CSCA focuses on the growth of real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Canada. What are REITs? Why are they becoming more important to the Canadian retail and commercial real estate development industry? Our analysis provides an...

Major Retail Chain Data (MRC)

Major Retail Chain Data (MRC)


A national database that provides a comprehensive current quarterly view of Major Retail Chain (MRC) store locations across Canada in a spatial format that can be used within a wide range of business applications, including:

  • Build sales forecasting models
  • Populate trade areas with competitor store locations and analyze presence...

CSCA Base Metrics Package - Shopping Centres (SCD)

CSCA Base Metrics Package - Shopping Centres (SCD)


The SCD Base Metrics package provides you with quick reference summary statistics and cross-tabs from the most recent release of the Shopping Centre Database. The CSCA's location-based shopping centre data is combined with Environics Analytics' population and household income demographics (DemoStats) at various levels of geography (province, major market...

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