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The health and safety of our customers, all employees at Hillcrest and our community will always be our highest priority.

To help keep everyone as safe as possible, and to play our part in the containment of COVID-19, in compliance with the order of the Government of Ontario on March 23, 2020 and further clarified in a press conference by Premier Ford on March 24, 2020, we are closing Hillcrest effective 11:59 pm, on Tuesday, March 24 for the next 14 days.

The government is ordering all businesses not covered by the updated Emergency Order to close effective as of Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of an extension as the situation evolves.

During this time, stores deemed essential will remain open and operational, (with some modifications to curbside pick-up only as required by the Emergency Order) to ensure our community has access to essential services. We understand this is a highly dynamic and evolving situation and we commit to providing you with regular updates on our website and social media accounts. To help you prepare as much as possible, we will also be in contact as soon as we’re notified that it is appropriate to re-open Hillcrest.

In order to access the centre for our essential service retailers, guests must enter through either Entrance 1 near TD Bank or Entrance 5 near Shoppers Drug Mart.

These doors are open as follows:

Monday to Sunday: 12pm-6pm
Entrance 5 closes at 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Essential Service Retailers: 

Real Fruit Bubble Tea: 12pm-6pm (available on Uber Eats)
Gateway Newstand: 12pm-6pm
Showcase: 12pm-6pm

Shoppers Drug Mart
Monday to Friday: 12pm-6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Swiss Chalet (available for delivery and pick-up)
Sunday to Thursday: 11:30am-8pm
Friday to Saturday: 11:30am-9pm

Please note all our essential service retailers will be closed on April 10 (Good Friday) and April 12 (Easter Sunday). 

We continue to encourage you, your staff and our customers to closely follow the advice of our local health authorities. Our thoughts are with those impacted in our community and around the world.


More than ever, the community needs our support.
During these difficult times, we hope to be a voice and platform for our community in need.

Our community is important to us and we’d like to say a big thank you to Mackenzie Health who has been a pillar in our community for over 50 years.

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