SM City North EDSA is a super shopping mall located at the intersection of North Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City, Philippines. It is the oldest super shopping mall in Southeast Asia, It is the second largest shopping mall in in the Philippines and fourth largest in the world in terms of leasable area but third largest habitable. The mall is operated by SM Prime Holdings, a local company in the Philippines, and the biggest retail and mall operator in Southeast Asia. SM City North EDSA opened on November 25, 1985 with an original concept offered a variety of tenants and flagship stores. The mall's redevelopment began with the opening of The Block in July 2006, went into high gear with the launching of newly modernized Annex in December 2008, and the opening of the Sky garden in May 2009. The Car Park Plaza transformed into a lifestyle center in 2009. SM City North EDSA, a work in progress with the renovation of the City Center, and the development of the North Link. The SM City North EDSA was constructed at a challenging period in the Philippines' political history with a gross floor area of 120,000 square meters in 1985. As of January 28, 2014, the newly expanded SM Megamall has surpassed the SM City North EDSA as the largest shopping mall in the country. SM City North EDSA is also named as the largest solar-powered shopping mall in Southeast Asia for the installation of 5,760 solar panels. 2015 marks the mall's 30th anniversary.
The lot chosen for retail development in 1978 was originally swampy and remotely located. At that time, SM Prime Holdings Inc. chairman, Henry Sy Sr., recognized it as a potential crossroads for regional traffic coming to and from the northern provinces of Luzon and surrounding suburban areas in Metro Manila. Construction started in 1983 and the "The SM Supermarket North EDSA" period began. The mall opened on November 25, 1985. It was the first mall built by SM Prime Holdings Inc. and at that time had a gross floor area of 125,000 square meters contained within the main building surrounded by an outdoor parking area. It was conceptualized to be a self-contained "city within a city" hence SM City..