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  Oakville Place > social > personal
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Oakville Place

The architecture here is like Crystal Palace, over 150 years later: glass ceilings, and some sort of approximation of an arcade structure. There's always been something theatrical about shopping malls, even fantastical, so you feel as though you're in a different environment. But it's the same shops you see in many other mall: Suzy Shier, La Senza, the Bay. The food court has the same restaurants I've seen at other food courts: A&W, Eastside Mario's. I find it easy to go on autopilot and start shopping, because of the stuff on the sales racks that look like they could be affordable. Shopping as entertainment or pleasure, as learned behaviour.

There does seem to be a greater variety of age ranges, ethnic groups and social classes here. People seem to be here for various purposes: some people are shopping, some people seem to be here to meet their friends. There's an older woman sitting on a bench. On the way out, someone asks me where I got my hair cut. I tell her I don't live here.