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Yorkdale Shopping Centre Becomes First North American Shopping Centre to Have Interior Images Featured on Google Maps

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Richmond Hill, Ontario -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/19/2013 -- Yorkdale Shopping Centre is now the first North American shopping centre to have interior images featured on Google Maps, merged with google indoor maps GPS technology, The 360-degree imagery, completed by Business Photos Trusted Agency Wisdek Corp, makes it possible for customers to take a virtual walk around the shopping centre and discover Yorkdale’s extensive retail mix and dining options from any desktop, tablet or smartphone

No longer will Google’s Street View technology simply stop at the entrance of Canada’s premiere shopping centre; shoppers and fashion lovers across the world can take a virtual tour of Yorkdale and click their way through the marble and sun-filled hallways, head up the elevator to Dine on 3 and familiarize themselves with the locations of their favourite stores.

“Wisdek’s imagery of Yorkdale Shopping Centre is another creative implementation of Google’s Street View technology and we’re thrilled to be the first shopping centre in North America to have interior images on Google maps,” said Anthony Casalanguida, General Manager of Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

“We know that the path to purchase for consumer has irrevocably changed and many shoppers go online before visiting physical shopping destinations,” said Ryan Judd, Director of Sales at Wisdek. “Our 360-degree imagery of Yorkdale provides customers with a new, immersive means to discover more information about the shopping centre and the stores they love.”

The panoramic images of Yorkdale Shopping Centre appear on Google Searches, Google Maps and Google+. Shoppers can take a virtual tour of Yorkdale Shopping Centre by visiting http://goo.gl/maps/3QWN9.

About Yorkdale Shopping Centre
With more than 250 shops and services Yorkdale Shopping Centre is Canada's premier shopping destination. Yorkdale recently underwent a $220 million expansion – the largest and most significant expansion in its history - growing to a total of 1.6 million square feet of retail space that features some of the world’s best fashion, technology and luxury brands. Offering 7,400 parking spaces, valet parking and seating reservations at the Dine on 3 food collection, everything about Yorkdale is designed to enhance shoppers’ experiences. Yorkdale is co owned by Oxford Properties and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and managed by Oxford Properties Group. Yorkdale is located at 3401 Dufferin Street, off Allen Road, near the 401. For more information, download the Yorkdale app, visit www.yorkdale.com, or follow @YorkdaleStyle on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

About Wisdesk
With over 40 major shopping centers already signed up to follow suit in 2014 Wisdek is excited to be able to offer this new popular service to commercial property owners around the world. For more information, please contact Wisdek at 1-877-947-3351