Ontario dealers limited to curbside pickup, delivery

Hardware retailers are among the non-essential retailers who will be prohibited from admitting customers to stores under Ontario’s new lockdown rules. Premier Doug Ford yesterday announced the measures, which go into effect after midnight tonight. Until at least Feb. 11, hardware dealers will be limited to offering curbside pickup and delivery, beginning no earlier than 7 a.m. with closing time by 8 p.m. at the latest. At the same time, there will no restrictions on what goods they can offer within those hours, provided that customers place pickup orders before arriving outside the store.