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CHATTER: New Purolator pop-up on Spadina uses e-cargo bikes (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · No Comments

Purolator, City of Toronto and Toronto Parking Authority launch Urban Quick Stop pilot program designed to be mini hub for e-cargo bikes. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

A new Purolator Quick Stop shipping location has just launched at 90 Spadina Road (just north of the Spadina TTC station) and intends to meet two pressing needs in the community. This full-service package pick-up and drop-off location in the neighbourhood serves local residents as well as commuters who park in the Green P parking lot where it’s located. The Quick Stop will also reduce cargo emissions by removing large Purolator trucks from the road. Two e-cargo bikes operated by Purolator staff will replace the truck. The new location is housed in a converted 40-foot shipping container. 

Since 1960, Purolator has operated as a courier service. It is now owned by Canada Post. Quick Stop hubs are their latest initiatives, and another will be launched near 60 St. George St. University of Toronto’s Transportation Research Institute will analyze the impact of replacing large vehicles on campus using data provided by Purolator. 

The Quick Stop’s temporary summer hours are 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. In the fall, its operational hours are set to be 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Use the Locator feature on Purolator’s website to locate the Quick Stop nearest you. Drop in and grab your packages on the go, and wave goodbye to (some) big vans in the neighbourhood.

—Marisa Kelly/Gleaner News

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