Torontonians will soon be able to pick up their groceries on the GO. Literally.
Metrolinx announced today that its working with Loblaw to offer “online grocery shopping and pick up to select GO Transit stations.”
The partnership is set to begin this spring.
“This is the first time this type of service will be offered at transit stations in Canada,” according to a news release. “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 am the night before, groceries will be ready for them the next day on their afternoon trip home.”
The first phase of the project launches at five GO stations including Bronte, Oakville, Clarkson, Rouge Hill and Whitby.
Groceries will be sourced from nearby Fortinos or Loblaws stores depending on location and will be “waiting in a special delivery truck, in lockers or in an enclosed kiosk” as a way to test different delivery methods.
More GO stations are expected to roll out PC Express pick-up locations following the initial phase.