With social distancing rules in place, it can be hard to get your shopping fix but luckily, street-facing retailers are now able to offer curbside pickup in Ontario. This contactless service is a great option for those who shop online — not only for health concerns but as a speedier way to get purchases into your hands.
Curbside pickup ensures that your family has everything they need and you can even treat yourself to some luxuries, make staying at home a little easier. And while there are many stores offering contactless curbside pickup, this list features some of our favourite places to shop.
From local retailers to some of our favourite big-box retailers, here are some of the stores offering curbside pickup in Toronto.
Cocktail Emporium boasts an extensive selection of cocktail tools, glassware, bitters, and syrups. Don’t let the closure of bars stop you from creating your own cocktails in the comfort of your home. Ordering your cocktail tools is easy. Just shop the Cocktail Emporium website, fill your cart with all the items you want, and then select curbside pickup at the checkout. All orders will be processed within 24 hours and will be available for pickup at 972 Queen St. West — just wait for a text to let you know when your order is ready.
Spending the majority of your time at home, you may realize that your place could use some sprucing up. Dynasty Plants offers a variety of house plants with a focus on unusual and high-quality tropical plants, cactus, and ceramics. Curbside pickups are available at 146 Ossington Ave. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
This Toronto-based jewellery and accessory store is offering curbside pickup at its Parkdale location. Shop bracelets, necklaces, rings, sunglasses, and more online at ARMED. Orders take one to two business days to process, just choose the “Pick Up In-Store” option at checkout.
Pretty Clean Shop provides a huge variety of eco-conscious, zero-waste, and refillable products for body, skin, hair, and home. All of the products featured in-store are made with safe ingredients without cruelty and toxins. Available Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., you can shop everything in-store online and take advantage of curbside pickup at the Junction location.
Outer Layer is a card and gift shop offering an enormous selection of over 10,000 products. Looking for a gift for a loved one? Outer Layer has got you covered with gift cards for baby showers, birthdays, graduations, sympathy, and any other occasion, as well as niche gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Curbside pickup is available from Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 577 Queen St. West.
While IKEA is starting to reopen stores, most IKEA locations offer curbside pickup. The Curbside Click and Collect service is a completely contactless service. Customers are assigned a parking location and don’t even have to leave their cars until the order is ready. Once the order is ready, shoppers will be asked to show ID through the car window. IKEA has created a safe and secure system for all your home needs for a $5 flat-rate fee.
If you’re looking for some new sportswear or sports equipment, Sport Chek is offering a great free service. Place your order online and Sport Chek will email you when it’s ready. Once you receive the notification, just drive to the designated pickup location and call the team once you have arrived. Once you have given the proper name and order number, an associate will bring the order right to your vehicle.
Saks Fifth Avenue offers a wide collection of designer apparel and accessories, and now with its new curbside pickup program, you can order online and have your purchases delivered to your car. This service is completely free and available at all Saks Fifth Avenue locations — just remember to bring a valid ID when you go for your pickup.
For extra speedy service, Hudson’s Bay will have curbside pickup orders ready in as little as three hours. Shop apparel, home decor, beauty, and more for women, men, and children. After placing your order and arriving at one the location of your choice, just give the store a call and an employee will bring your order in minutes. You can also specify if you want the order place directly in the trunk or somewhere close by.
For over 100 years, Nordstrom has strived to provide the best customer shopping experience and during this time, there’s no exception. Nordstrom’s curbside pickup service makes it easy to shop for all of your favourite products. Just make your order online, wait for a confirmation email, and make your way to Nordstrom. Once you arrive, call the store and your order will be placed into your trunk for a safe simple and contactless service.
If you require some new tech gear, Best Buy has got you covered with a Reserve and Pickup Contactless service. Find the item you want online and Best Buy will tell you which location that product is available at. After reserving your order, an email will be sent with your pickup reservation information, and you can pay for your item using a cashless payment when you get to the store. Best Buy will hold onto your order for up to 24-hours.
Scout is offering curbside pickup at its locations at 405 Roncesvalles Ave. and 1140 Queen St. East. From paper goods and games to bath, beauty, and more, there are tons of products to explore at this independent Toronto store. Orders take up to three days to be fulfilled and shoppers will receive an email confirming when orders are ready to be picked up.
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