pacific mall fire

Pacific Mall closed indefinitely due to fire and people have questions

Some shop owners just can't catch a break. Just as retail stores were beginning to reopen around the province, Pacific Mall has been forced to close due to a fire that took place earlier this week.

It was no small fire either, with thick black smoke flooding out through all entrances and windows, meaning that several of the shops inside likely have a fair amount of fire, smoke, and water damage that needs to be repaired before the mall can properly reopen.

While Pacific Mall's official Instagram page originally called it a small fire, a follow-up post made the announcement of the entire mall being closed for the forseeable future. Currently, no estimated date of reopening has been announced.

According to Markham Fire & Emergency services, the fire was on the mall's roof leading many people to question what exactly caused the fire and how it was able to create so much smoke.

While some believe it may be caused by some kitchenware in the second floor foodcourt, no official update has been given as to the cause of the fire.

The only hope is that the Pacific Mall team is able to get things repaired and made safe as quickly as possible so GTA residents can go back to eating and shopping at this local institution.

Lead photo by


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

People in Brampton won't stop harassing construction workers building new transit lines

Toronto cyclists just got a very unnecessary bike lane obstruction fixed after months

Pickering wild boars caught with marshmallows and peanut butter sandwiches

Woman pulled from car in Niagara River just before it reached the falls

Spring-like temperatures in the double digits headed for Toronto this weekend

Racist tirade and physical attack captured on video in Barrie

TTC worker heroically guards escalator that somebody pooped on

Impaired Ontario driver hits car and then stops to eat chicken wings