Square One set to reopen this week in Mississauga


Published June 23, 2020 at 2:48 am


After initially being held back from entering Stage 2 of the province’s three-phase reopening plan, Mississauga has finally been given the green light to allow more businesses to open their doors.

On June 22, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that Toronto and Peel (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) could finally enter Stage 2 this week–the stage that permits restaurant patios, salons, indoor malls, outdoor public swimming pools and more to open. 

That same day, Square One–Mississauga’s most famous shopping centre–announced that it’s prepared to reopen on Wednesday, June 24.

According to Square One’s website, the shopping centre will be officially reopening at 11:00 am on Wednesday. While not all stores and restaurants will be open just yet, residents will be able to enjoy some in-store shopping at retailers that could not offer curbside pickup (or couldn’t open because they do not have a streetfront entrance) over the course of the lockdown.

“We missed having you in our space. To help you prepare for your first visit to Square One on June 24, please visit our website to review our safety guidelines and steps we are taking to keeping you, our staff, and community safe,” Square One wrote on Instagram.

“We understand you may have questions. Please text 905 270-3624 and our Guest Experience team will answer your questions.”

Stores and restaurants that are currently open include Basil Box, Boston Pizza, Chatime, Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go, Dollarama, LCBO, Crate and Barrel, Shoppers Drug Mart, Whole Foods, Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew, Simons, Indigo, Sport Chek and more. 

According to Square One’s video, the food court will not offer seating, so shoppers will need to take food home with them. 

As for what to expect, Square One’s website says the shopping centre has implemented the following health and safety procedures:

  • Increased cleaning frequency in high-touch and high-traffic areas using best practices and products identified by health organizations 
  • Installed signage to reinforce physical distancing, guide customer traffic flow and hygiene  
  • Placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the shopping centre 
  • Limited capacity in elevators and washrooms 
  • Some seating has been removed and clearly marked as out-of-use to maintain physical distance 
  • Valet parking operations have been suspended 
  • Water fountains have been decommissioned 
  • Strollers / Smartecartes have been decommissioned

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