• By: Sofia Donato

Metro’s newest store opens in Kanata with a unique event

Metro Eagleson Road officially opened its doors in the national capital region in Kanata on August 20. The 40,000 square foot location offers customers a wide variety of fresh and local products including Foodland Ontario produce, ready-made meals, Nescafe Coffee Bar, a pharmacy, and free electric vehicle charging stations. The new Metro will employ approximately 120 people from the community.

Metro is proud to support local vendors and producers across Ontario with its Locally Sourced program which showcases local products in Metro locations across the province. Under this initiative, $0.25 of every Locally Sourced product sold is donated to Feed Ontario (until September 10).

Metro Eagleson Road will carry local products from Ottawa-area vendors like Oat & Mill who create flavourful, non-dairy ice cream, Francesco’s Coffee, Joe the Dog Coffee, and honey from local hives harvested by Heavenly Honey. “This new store is a true complement to the Kanata community. We are giving customers what they want including an expanded health and wellness offering, local products through our Locally Sourced program and a great selection of ready-made meals. It is important to us that our store integrates with the community offering a safe place to shop during COVID-19 and we’re pleased to make a donation to the Kanata Food Cupboard to help fight food insecurities in the community during these unprecedented times,” says Joe Fusco, Senior Vice President, Metro.

To show their appreciation and commitment to their customers and the local community, Metro donated $5,000 to the Kanata Food Cupboard, a partner of Feed Ontario.

To promote the new store opening Metro hosted “Drive-In Movie Nights’ on August 21 and 22 for the community to enjoy a night out, free of charge! It was an amazing way to spend a night with loved ones while enjoying the company of others (while social distancing) in a safe and healthy way. Metro even set up a concession stand for the movie goers! The free tickets for the drive-in were available online and were all snatched up in a couple of hours. (Frontline food bank workers, as well as Metro Kanata employees, were also treated to a front-row experience throughout the two-night movie event).

Due to the pandemic, Metro continues to take all the essential safety precautions to ensure the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The store is frequently sanitized, including regular equipment cleaning. You can find information on all of Metro’s preventive measures available on their website.

Metro Eagleson Road is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Senior hours are being offered every day from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.