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Hot Spots in Canadian Retailing: 2001-2002

By Dr. Tony Hernandez, Tansel Erguden and Philip Bermingham

This report is the fifth in our series of updates that identify and interpret changes in the major concentrations of...

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Location Preferences of Canada's Leading Retailers

By Ricardo Gomez-Insausti and Jim Simmons

 For more than a decade the CSCA has monitored changes in the spatial structure and distribution of commercial activities in Canada.  At the national...

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Modeling Commercial Property Values in the GTA

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Christine Jackson

Compared with residential property valuation, there is little research on modeling commercial property values (price per square foot), particularly in outer suburban...

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Comsumer Behaviour and Power Retailing

By Brian Lorch

The retail landscape of Canadian cities has been dramatically altered over the past 15 years by the rapid expansion of big box store and power centre developments. ...

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Canada's MegaMarkets

By Jim Simmons and Shizue Kamikihara

This research report provides further evidence of the spatial concentration of the Canadian marketplace - as the country converges into a small number of...

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Power Retail Growth In Canada and the GTA: 2004

By  Dr. Tony Hernandez, Tansel Erguden and Philip Bermingham

The most striking change to the retail structure of Canada over the last fifteen years has been the growth and associated...

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The Changing Pattern of Commercial Specialization: 1991-2001

By Jim Simmons

Over time the Canadian market evolves spatially.  Some cities grow, while others decline.  The sectoral composition of the economy shifts away from the primary sectors and manufacturing...

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Market Thresholds of Major Retail Chains In Canada: 2004

By  Dr. Tony Hernandez, Tansel Erguden and Philip Bermingham

This research letter examines the spatial distribution of major chains across Canada by size of ‘market’. It provides an overview of...

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Aging Consumers: Victoria as Canada's Future

By Jim Simmons

This research letter discusses the long-term implications of the aging population of Canada on commercial activities.  Using the City of Victoria in British Columbia as an example...

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Canada's Leading Retailers: Latest Trends and Strategies 2004

By Ricardo Gomez-Insausti

This report provides insight into the latest trends and strategies of Canada's Top 94 retail corporations.  The research reflects the CSCA's on-going focus on corporate strategy, providing...

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Hot Spots In Canadian Retailing: 2000 - 2001

By Dr. Ken Jones, Tansel Erguden and Philip Bermingham

This report is the fourth in our series of updates that identify and interpret changes in the major concentrations of retail...

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Advances in Retail GeoVisualization

By Dr. Tony Hernandez, Ming Du and Tahir Amin

Geovisualization refers to the visual exploration, analysis , synthesis and presentation of geospatial data.  This paper presents findings from research...

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What's In A Trade Area

By Dr. Tony Hernandez, Dr. Tony Lea and Philip Bermingham 

This report is the second in a series of technical research publications by the CSCA.  The first focused...

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Assessing Canada's Leading Retail Companies

By Dr. Maurice Yeates, Christopher Daniel and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This paper is directed toward providing data-based assessments, in the form of ranked indices, of Canada’s leading...

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The Influence of the Toronto Rapid Transit System on Residential Property Values

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This research from the CSCA focuses on the influence of rapid transit (RT) system on residential property prices. With residential...

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The CSCA Retail 100 (previously Canada's Leading Retailers)

By Christopher Daniel and Dr. Tony Hernandez

Welcome to the first edition of the CSCA Retail 100, an evolution of the CSCA’s Canada’s Leading Retailers report series. This...

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Outlet Centres in Canada: The Next Wave

By Andrew Murray and Dr. Tony Hernandez

CSCA researchers, Andrew Murray and Tony Hernandez, focuses on the development of outlet centres across Canada. Based on recent centre openings...

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The Evolution of Major Shopping Centres in Canada: 1996 - 2013

By Shirley Lau and Dr. Tony Hernandez

In 2009, the CSCA reported findings from a major study focused on detailing the changes that had taken place between 1996 to...

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A Comparative Analysis of Residential Property Values in Metropolitan Areas in Canada

By Dr. Maurice Yeates, Paul Du and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This is an analysis of recent trends in residential values in Canada’s five largest metropolises – the Toronto,...

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The CSCA Retail 100

By Christopher Daniel and Dr. Tony Hernandez

The CSCA Retail 100 for 2015 brings you the top 100 retail conglomerates operating in Canada as ranked by total estimated retail sales on...

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