Let’s Talk About The Future

The fact that most of my recent posts start off with “In 2020, I plan on…” or “I can’t believe it’s 2020” should say a lot about where I am in my life. In awe of my accomplishments at thirty six years old, in the latest evolution of what Do The Daniel has become, I guess you could say I’ve been enamored with the future and what it holds.

I’ll be honest in the fact that when I was sixteen, I probably thought I’d be wearing silver jumpsuits in flying cars in 2020. Not too far off from that, the world has some pretty spectacular things happening that need more attention. While Canadians still appreciate convenience, we are becoming more educated on the subject. With green initiatives on the rise, I find myself gravitating towards companies that understand my values. Starbucks of course has made international strives towards being more green, and in February they are also bringing a one of a kind experience to those of us right here in Toronto!

On Tuesday, February 4, Starbucks Canada will open the doors of the first Canadian Pickup store in Toronto’s Commerce Court. Designed for customers on-the-go, this is the first-of-its-kind store experience in Canada, and only the second in the world following New York City’s Penn Plaza, which opened in November.

Unlike Starbucks cafés, the Starbucks® Pickup store was developed with a different customer in mind. “This unique location was designed for an order-ahead experience,” says Michael Conway, president of Starbucks Canada. “Customers who Mobile Order & Pay with their Starbucks Rewards app will know exactly when their order is ready (thanks to a digital board that displays order status) and can pick up their handcrafted beverage and food items directly from a Starbucks barista.”

Screenshots of Starbucks Rewards app
Starbucks Rewards app is available for iPhone and Android
A rendering of the Starbucks Pickup store in Toronto.
A rendering of the Starbucks Pickup store in Toronto

“When it comes to convenience, it’s not just about speed. We’ve learned from our customers that convenience is also about the confidence and certainty of their experience,” explains Conway. “That’s why this new store was built to be easily accessible while balancing handcrafted quality and the personal connection Starbucks customers have come to know and love.”

Store Details
Opening: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Hours: Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: 25 King St. W., Unit C250


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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year

Daniel Reyes

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