Who we are
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 Toronto Metropolitan 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.
The latest research from the CSCA provides insights on Starbucks’ store strategy in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. With about 1,460 stores in Q1 2022, Starbucks has been in the process of repositioning its store network to meet the changing needs of consumers. This has included closing selected coffee shops in the downtowns of...
A national database that provides a comprehensive current quarterly view of Shopping Centres (SCD) across Canada in a spatial format that can be used within a wide range of business applications, including:
- Calculate shopping centre square footage by market
- Calculate year over year change in square footage by market