Attention bookworms! If you're looking for some new summer reads, you're in luck.  Ontario Indigos are reopening throughout the province, but things will look a little different. According to the popular company, it will no longer be accepting cash at any of its locations. 

Multiple Indigos across Ontario who have outdoor entrances are starting to open their doors to customers once again. 

This includes some of the more popular Toronto destinations. According to their store locator, there are 27 locations open in the city, including the popular Yorkdale and Bay and Bloor locations. 

However, the Eaton Centre location still remains closed at this time. 

According to the company, while customers are now being welcomed at locations, shopping for your favourite books will be a little different. 

Multiple safety measures, including limiting the number of customers in the store, installing shields at cash registers, and encouraging customers to wear a mask will be implemented. 

The shop also announced that it will only be taking "contactless payment methods only." This means that the stores will no longer be accepting bills or coins from customers. 

It is still unclear how long the method will stay in place. Narcity has reached out to Indigo for a comment. 

Indigo is also noting that while not all of their stores are open yet, the ones that are have reduced hours.

Contactless curbside pick-up is also still available, and customers can still order online.

However, it seems that Indigo is following a trend when it comes to contactless payment. 

In April, Canada recorded a record amount of online payments that month.

According to the reports, cash is one of the biggest causes when it comes to spreading germs.


Multiple other retailers across the province have also come out with reopening strategies that aim to stop the spread of COVID-19.  

H&M, Holt Renfrew, and Nordstrom are actually going to be putting returned or tried-on clothing into isolation for 24 hours to help stop the spread of the virus. 

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