On May 11, multiple retail stores across the province were allowed to open their doors for curbside pickup and delivery. This move, which includes some of Toronto's biggest malls, allows residents to shop at some stores, but only for pickup. While the Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale mall have announced some of their shops will be open, you'll have to wait outside to get your items.
If you're planning on shopping at the Eaton Centre, only four stores are currently open to the public. Nordstrom, JOEY Restaurants, Hudson's Bay and Best Buy will now be offering curbside pickup, according to a news release. Stores will each have their own hours. Curbside pickup hours at the Eaton Centre's Nordstrom location will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., per their website.
Hudson's Bay will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to their website, once you place your order online, you'll be emailed a designated pickup location.
Once you're at the location, you're asked to stay in your car and call the store, where they'll then come and deliver the package to you.
Other big malls such as Yorkdale are also offering curbside pickup. The shopping centre announced that they'll have six stores open.
However, Yorkdale told Narcity in an email that, "more retailers are expected to be offering curbside services as they work through the best way to meet customer needs. Up to date information will be available on Yorkdale’s website."
According to Yorkdale's website, the stores that will be open as of Monday are Shoppers, Nordstrom, Hudson's Bay, Lens Crafters and Indigo.
Holt Renfrew opens on May 14 and each store will have different hours and rules.
For example, Lens Crafters will be by appointment only.
Indigo will offer pickup from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., where you're asked to stay inside of your car while your package is delivered to you.
Sherway Gardens has also announced that eight of their shops will be open on Monday, also for pickups only.
In accordance with Ford's announcement last week, retail businesses with a street entrance will be allowed to reopen on May 11. But City officials and health authorities are still urging people not to go retail shopping unless absolutely necessary.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has hinted that there will likely be appointment times given to shoppers for their curbside pickup orders to prevent overcrowding as more retail shops continue to open in the downtown core.