Metrolinx is working with Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) to bring online grocery shopping and pick up to select GO Transit stations this spring. This is the first time this type of service will be offered at transit stations in Canada.
Loblaw’s PC Express service, an evolution in their click-and-collect model, will make the trip home for GO customers even easier. With this service, there will be no need to make an extra stop at the grocery store on the way home from work. Instead, customers can shop online and their groceries will be waiting for them when they arrive at their GO station. As long as they place their orders before 12 a.m. the night before, groceries will be ready for them the next day on their afternoon trip home.
For the first phase of the project, PC Express locations will be at five GO stations—Bronte, Oakville, Clarkson, Rouge Hill and Whitby. Groceries will come from nearby Fortinos or Loblaws stores depending on location. They will be waiting in a special delivery truck, in lockers or in an enclosed kiosk depending on the station to allow us to test different delivery methods. After the initial phase is complete and key lessons are learned, PC Express pick-up locations will roll out to more GO stations across the region.
“Our customers lead busy lives and this exciting new service—a first in Canada—will make their trips home that much quicker,” said Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx. “There will now be a new benefit to taking the GO train, with the ability to pick up groceries at five different stations through Loblaw’s PC Express pick-up service, with more to come. This is just another way we’re making it better, faster and easier to take transit.”
“This is a logical extension of our increasingly popular e-commerce services, and the growing customer appeal for ordering groceries online and picking them up when it’s most convenient,” said Jeremy Pee, SVP, E-Commerce, Loblaw Companies Limited. “With PC Express pick up locations, we’re giving customers and commuters the best brands and products we have to offer, easy online ordering, and some time back in their day.”
Through the same partnership with Loblaw, Metrolinx rolled out PRESTO card services to 93 Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto, with more locations on the way across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and Ottawa.
Metrolinx is undertaking the largest transit investment in Ontario’s history to get you where you need to go better, faster, easier, while also operating GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO. Learn more about how we’re connecting communities, building partnerships, and providing you new ways to travel around our region at Metrolinx.com.