Etobicoke, ON (March 26, 2015) - On Thursday March 26, 2015, Metro Humber Bay Park opens its doors for the first time and joins the growing community overlooking Etobicoke’s Humber Bay. Shoppers can visit the new Metro at 2208 Lakeshore Rd. West, Etobicoke, Ontario. The store will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
“Our new Metro isn’t a concept, it’s a blue print for a community grocer that pays tribute to its surrounding neighborhood and our customers,” said Carmen Fortino, Senior Vice-President for Metro Ontario. “For example, our new Metro at Humber Bay Park is simple, modern, uncluttered and easy to navigate. Its decor takes inspiration from the surrounding community, celebrating how quickly this new area has grown and how it will continue to grow. But most importantly, it puts food back at the centre of the shopping experience.”
The new Metro at Humber Bay Park features more than 100 different varieties in its fine cheese department. The new Grill Program – only the third store in the network to have it – offers customers the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of proteins to be grilled in-store. The new Salad Bar includes more than 60 varieties to choose from. Humber Bay Park will also have the very first Metro-licensed Starbucks location with a small seating section for approximately 8 to 10 people.
A new décor package has been applied to this newly built location and will serve as a blue print for Metro Ontario’s future stores in urban centres. Unique design features include: brushed concrete floors, stainless steel accents, an open loft-like ceiling, subway inspired tiling on key feature walls. Dark wood produce tables create a dramatic backdrop for Metro’s fresh, colourful produce. There will also be community based photography elements incorporated into the store – to celebrate the uniqueness of the Humber Bay Park community. New modern store uniforms are also being debuted at this location.
To celebrate the opening of this new store, Metro Ontario will be awarding an additional 5, $1,000 Green Apple School Program grants to Park Lawn Junior Middle School, David Hornell Junior School, St. Leo Catholic Elementary School, Sunnylea J.S. and John English Jr. Middle School. The Green Apple School Program aims to encourage Ontario students to adopt healthy eating habits by participating in a project that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community. Metro Ontario awards 500, $1,000 grants every year to school across Ontario. To learn more about the Green Apple School Program visit www.greenapple.metro.ca.
About Metro Inc.
With annual sales of more than $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Quebec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
Daniel St. Germaine, A&C