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The first Apple store with a dedicated pickup station in Canada is open

Joe Rossignol

Apple has a new home in Canada's second-largest indoor mall. After months of construction, Apple's new Square One retail store opened its doors today in Mississauga, Ontario, west of Toronto. The store is now located above the Food Central food court on the second floor of the mall, across from Sephora.

New Apple Square One by Kyle
The first visitors to the store were greeted with applause from members of the Apple team. MacRumors reader Kyle attended the grand opening and shared photos with us, giving us a first look at the curved glass façade and expansive interior.

On the plus side, the new store is much larger than Apple's previous US store. a shopping center that was often crowded. The original store closed its doors for good Thursday night after serving customers for nearly 15 years. Another plus is that the store is the first in Canada to offer a dedicated Apple Pickup station, where customers can conveniently pick up their online orders placed on Apple.com and the Apple Store app.

Apple Pickup at new Apple Square One via Kyle
On the other hand, the store lacks some of Apple's newest retail design elements that were first introduced last year at the relocated Apple Tysons Corner in Virginia and the all-new Apple Battersea in London, England, such as A Genius Bar with a table and seats of different heights for easy access, and an Apple Watch Studio for mixing and matching case and band combinations. Customers can still receive in-store hardware support from Genius and participate in free creative sessions through the Today at Apple program.

The new Apple Square One is the company's fourth state-of-the-art store in Canada, joining Apple Fairview. and Apple Eaton Center in Toronto and Apple Pacific Center in Vancouver. All other Apple stores in Canada have a classic design. A leaked document last year revealed that Apple was considering moving its Sainte-Catherine store to Montreal, Quebec as early as 2025, but the company has not publicly confirmed those plans.

“Come say hello,” Apple says . , on the Apple Square One page. “We can’t wait to see you there.”

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