COVID-19 has left Winnipeg’s Malls Empty and the Pictures are Haunting

Shayne Thiessen

Evenings at Winnipeg’s shopping centres are usually busy, however that’s not the case anymore. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the nature of retail business’s across the country. The economic impact has been devastating to businesses.

Here in Winnipeg, the largest shopping malls are completely empty. The majority of all stores are closed, and the customers are few and far between.

The current state of Winnipeg’s malls is nothing more than a hollow echo of what used to be. The lights are still on and the mall doors are open, but the shops are closed, the people are gone, and all that’s left is hope for a better day.

The images below showcase how the malls have been abandoned by their patrons and provide a visual glimpse into the economic impact of COVID-19.

Polo Park Shopping Centre

Winnipeg Sky-walks

St Vital Mall

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