Boxing Week: Here’s how you can and can’t shop at Hamilton-area malls during lockdown
The typical flurry of Boxing Day shoppers at Hamilton-area malls was replaced with curbside pickup and bargain-hunting online this year after non-essential stores were shuttered amid a provincewide shutdown.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced last week that the rest of the province would join grey-zone regions like Toronto, Peel and Hamilton in lockdown starting Dec. 26 at 12:01 a.m., which will remain in effect in southern Ontario for 28 days.
Lockdown measures prohibit indoor gathering, dining and shopping — other than essentials like grocery and pharmacy.
Malls in the Hamilton area remain open — sort of. Here’s what you need to know about Boxing Week shopping at malls in the area:
Lime Ridge Mall
The Mountain mall is closed for in-person shopping, with limited access for essential services like banks and pharmacies.
Lime Ridge is offering “in-mall pickup” by appointment only.
“We’re working hard to ensure your next visit to CF Lime Ridge a safe and comfortable one,” reads a Dec. 25 statement on the mall’s website.
Shoppers can shop using retailers’ websites, apps or the LiVe by CF app, which allows customers to search for a mall’s stores and products in one place, and pick up their items at entrance No. 4 on the east side of the mall.
Curbside pickup outside the mall is also available at certain locations.