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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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Power Retail Within Canada's Major Metropolitan Markets

By Dr. Jim Simmons and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This research paper is part of a continuing series of CSCA publications that have examined the...

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Power Retail: Close to Saturation?

By Dr. Jim Simmons and Dr. Tony Hernandez

This research paper is part of a continuing series of CSCA publications that have examined the growth and...

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Spillover Effects of Investments in Cultural Facilities

By Dr. Tony Lea, Dr. Ken Jones, D. Sharpe, Tim Jones and Sue Harvey

This prototype research tested the power of geographic information systems and associated fine...

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The Affect of Shopping Malls and Power Centres on Residential Property Values

By Dr. Maurice Yeates and Steven Farber

This research monograph explores a fundamental issue that has not been dealt in any detail in either the professional or academic literature. ...

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The Commercial Structure of Canadian Tourist and Cottager Towns

By Dr. Chuck Chakrapani, Dr. Tony Lea and Dr. Ken Jones

Tourist and cottager towns are an intrinsic element of Canada's urban mosaic.  The types of businesses and services...

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Location Strategies In Western Canada

By Jim Simmons and Shizue Kamikihara

this report begins with the idle question: "What do you suppose is the impact of the fast food formats on the traditional small town...

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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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General Merchandisers In Canada

By Norman Fyfe, Dr. Ken Jones, Dr. Tony Lea and Robert Lussier

This report explores the status of general merchandisers in Canada using a customized data set  generated from Statistics...

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