Sunday, May 15, 2011
Caitlin Wouldn't Work There.
Regular visitors of this blog will know I'm a fan of the now ended Teletoon teen sitcom 6teen. Although an actual location is never given I've always felt that the series took place somewhere in Southern Ontario, specifically one of the cities of the Toronto region. Via A Bit More Detail I found out that there actually is a Galleria Mall in Toronto. Robyn Urback posted at blog.TO a report on the mall. Unlike the animated megamall in 6teen this much smaller mall has seen better days. Of course that's because they only share a name, with the TV version being based on Toronto's Eaton Centre and Edmonton's West Edmonton Mall, not this sad place. It reminds me a bit of Saskatoon's Market Mall, which tends to have a vibe of being past it, but Market Mall is a powerhouse by comparison. Interestingly in an early episode, "A Lime To Party," the owner of the Big Squeeze lemon drink stand, Big Steve, threatens to move it to a strip mall when sales drop. I would imagine it would be a place like this real Galleria Mall.