Ontario's hardware stores shift to curbside pickup, delivery during COVID-19 pandemic
Preston Hardware in Ottawa (Photo courtesy: www.prestonhardware.com)
OTTAWA -- Ontario’s hardware stores, cannabis retailers and non-essential construction sites are now required to stay closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ontario Government reduced the list of essential businesses allowed to remain open to 44 categories, including grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and LCBO and Beer Stores.
Hardware stores and cannabis retailers are no longer allowed to stay open for in-store shopping, but can offer online service and curbside pick-up. All non-essential stores must stay closed for two weeks.
Here’s a look at how stores have adjusted their business model due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Cannabis Store
The Ontario Cannabis Store says you can order online for delivery.
The Ontario Cannabis Store is waiving delivery charges to make its service accessible.
Preston Hardware says you can place your order online or by email for curbside pick-up or delivery.
All Canadian Tire stores in Ontario must close for in-store shopping.
Canadian Tire says customers can still shop online with free curbside pick-up at stores or delivery
Hope Depot stores in Ontario remain open for curbside pick-up and delivery.
All Lowe’s stores in Ontario remain open, but only for curbside pick-up following an online order.
Lowe’s also offers delivery options for purchases made online
Home Hardware says some of its locations are offering delivery-only.
Shoppers are advised to check with their local store about online, phone or email orders.