After decades of discussion, LRT plans are finally in motion. Waterloo Transit will soon begin construction of a railed pathway between Conestoga and Fairview, allowing consumers to travel faster than ever before between the two malls.
Only a 7 minute rapid transit ride away, Conestoga Mall will essentially become an extension of Fairview Mall. However, according to project managers, this will be an enhanced travel-shopping experience. Consumers will be treated to free samples and topical coupons during the connection trip. What’s more: LRT designers plan to replace the windows with vending machines, which will contain groceries, various soaps, and stationary, so consumers may achieve some of their less glamorous shopping during the ride.
“I don’t see why the consumer experience should have to stop once you leave the mall,” said LRT consumer resource manager. “My vision for the LRT is a mall on rails: the most efficient shopping experience our consumers will ever have. Kitchener-Waterloo’s third mall. Maybe our best mall yet.”
But the initiative does not stop here. The Waterloo LRT has offered to extend the rail construction to any Canadian mall within a 4,000 km radius.
“The obvious result here is that even more consumerism will be brought into the malls of Kitchener-Waterloo – some of the best quality malls in the world. Of course it will be expensive. But think of the pay-off.”
The connection between Conestoga and Fairview malls is the first of 349 malls which will be joined across Canada.
“Think of it: Anything you could possibly want, only a short rapid transit ride out of reach. Every store. Every sale. Completely accessible on the Great Canadian Mall Trail. We’ll make online shopping a thing of the past.”