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Canadian Stores with Curbside or Store-Front Pickup

Canadian Stores with Curbside or Store-Front Pickup

By Simon Hung

On May 11, the Government of Ontario announced that businesses with a street entrance would be allowed to offer curbside pickup and delivery services throughout the province, signalling a small step towards normalcy.

COVID-19 has changed the way consumers shop and one of the newer developments in Canadian retail has been the growing adoption of curbside pickup, which allows shoppers to safely receive orders at brick-and-mortar stores while maintaining physical distancing practices. Curbside pickup directions will vary from store-to-store – generally, you'll place an order online, then drive to the store and park in a designated spot, where staff will verify and load your order into your car. Store-front pickups are similar, but do not require a car – instead, you pickup your order at the store entrance.

Like standard in-store pickups, both services are usually free with same-day turnaround times, but your mileage may vary based on demand. Here's a list of retailers and restaurants that currently offer curbside or store-front pickup services in Canada.

  • A&W – store-front pickup available at select locations with in-app orders
  • Babies R Us – curbside pickup available at most locations, five-hour turnaround time
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond – curbside pickup availability depends on product, two-hour turnaround time
  • Best Buy – store-front pickup available at most locations, curbside pickup available at select stores
  • Boston Pizza – curbside pickup available with in-app, online or telephone orders
  • Cabela's – curbside pickup available at most locations, turnaround time depends on in-store stock
  • Canada Computers - available in Ontario, British Columbia, Gatineau and Halifax Stores
  • Canadian Tire – curbside pickup available at most locations
  • Factory Direct – curbside pickup available at most locations
  • GNC – curbside pickup available at shopping plaza locations
  • Holt Renfrew – curbside pickup available at most locations starting May 14
  • Home Hardware – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Hudson's Bay – curbside pickup available at most locations, three-hour turnaround time
  • IKEA – curbside pickup available at most locations, $5.00 flat-rate fee per order
  • Indigo – curbside and store-front pickup available at select locations
  • JYSK – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Kitchen Stuff Plus – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Linen Chest – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Little Caesars – store-front and Pizza Portal pickup available at most locations
  • London Drugs – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Louis Vuitton – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Lowe's – curbside pickup available at most locations
  • Mark's – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Mastermind Toys – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • McDonald's – curbside pickup available at select locations with in-app orders
  • Memory Express – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • Michaels – curbside pickup available at most locations
  • Mr. Sub – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • NAPA Auto Parts – curbside pickup available at most locations, same-day turnaround time
  • PartSource – curbside pickup available at most locations with telephone orders only
  • Party City – curbside pickup available at select locations in Ontario with telephone orders only
  • Pet Valu – curbside pickup available at all Ontario locations
  • PetSmart – curbside pickup available at most locations
  • Pizza Hut – contactless pickup available at all locations
  • Pizza Nova – contactless pickup available at all locations
  • Pizza Pizza – contactless pickup available at all locations
  • Quiznos – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • RONA – curbside pickup available at most locations
  • Sport Chek – curbside pickup available at select locations, timeslots will vary by store
  • Staples – curbside pickup available at most locations, two-hour turnaround time
  • Starbucks – store-front pickup available at select locations starting late-May with in-app orders
  • Swiss Chalet – curbside pickup available with in-app, online or telephone orders
  • Taco Bell – curbside pickup available at select locations
  • The Home Depot – curbside pickup available at all locations, excluding Cambie in Vancouver
  • Tim Hortons – curbside pickup available at select locations with in-app orders
  • Toys R Us – curbside pickup available at most locations, five-hour turnaround time
  • Visions Electronics – curbside pickup available at all locations, same-day turnaround time
  • Walmart – curbside pickup available at select locations, $5.00 flat-rate fee for orders under $25.00

Curbside and store-front pickup options are contactless, which limits your direct exposure to others and allows for stores to better manage their flow of customers. Plus, you'll likely get orders much faster than having it delivered to your home, as many retailers are dealing with increased demand in online shopping, with Canada Post citing "Christmas-level parcel volumes" as the primary reason behind their lengthy shipping delays.

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