Worried about hitting your go-to mall for holiday shopping this year because of the pandemic? Fear not, Metropolis at Metrotown has implemented all kinds of ways to make it safe and easy to tick everyone off your holiday list.
Safety measures at Metropolis at Metrotown
To provide a safe and seamless holiday shopping environment, Metropolis at Metrotown has introduced the following safety measures:
1. Virtual lineup
New this year is a virtual lineup system at Guest Services and participating retailers. Reserve a time slot from home or access the system in-mall by scanning QR codes at participating retailers.
2. Curbside pick-up
Metropolis has reserved various convenient pick-up locations in the parking lot. Pre-purchase you gift online or by phone at each participating retailer, arrive at your designated parking spots near the retail store, and call the retailer for curbside assistance. The retailer will deliver and load the package into your vehicle and voila, safe, contactless shopping.
3. Deals, deals, deals
There are loads of promotions on right now. Check the website to preview sales and plan your shopping routes before coming to the mall.
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4. Crowd monitoring
We all know that indoor gatherings are a bad idea, so Metropolis has introduced crowd monitoring and exterior line-ups at retailers to allow for physical distancing.
The shopping centre has increased janitorial and security on-site to ensure that health and safety measures in place.
PS: Pick up a gift card!
Sometimes figuring out what to get someone seems impossible (we’re looking at you Dad!), but a Metropolis’ gift card means the hard-to-buy-for friend, child or relative can get whatever they want at the mall as well as at 19 other Ivanhoe Cambridge shopping centres across Canada. Get one online or book an appointment with Guest Services using their new virtual waitlist program to skip the line.
PPS: Take advantage of extended holiday hours
Take advantage of the non-peak, extra hours to get your shopping done. The best time to go it first thing in the morning on week days.
Metropolis offers extended holiday hours now until Christmas Eve:
- Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
- Sundays: 11am -7 pm on Sundays
- Sunday December 20 & 27: 10 am – 9 pm
This post is sponsored by Metropolis at Metrotown
With over 330 stores, Skytrain access and free parking, more than 28 million shoppers are attracted to Metropolis at Metrotown annually. Major stores include Indigo, Cineplex SilverCity, H&M, Hudson’s Bay, Old Navy, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, Toys “R” Us, Uniqlo, Urban Behavior, Walmart, Winners HomeSense, and Zara. www.metropolisatmetrotown.com
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).