Apple’s Retina iPad mini In-Store Pick Up Now Live in Canada [LIST]


Apple has launched its in-store pick up option for the Retina iPad mini. The Reserve and Pick Up page now lists the following locations with stock available (thanks @larrylarry). All locations are only showing Wi-Fi models available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions as of writing, but of course this will change.

  • Toronto: Eaton Centre, Fairview (only 32GB Wi-Fi), Sherway Gardens, Yorkdale
  • Fairview Pointe-Claire
  • Brossard, DIX30
  • Montreal Sainte-Catherine
  • Burlington, Mapleview Centre
  • Waterloo, Conestoga (only 64GB Wi-Fi)
  • Markham, Markville Shopping Centre
  • London, Masonville
  • Mississauga, Square One

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As you can see these locations are primarily in Ontario and Quebec. Expect this to change quickly—feel free to leave updates in the comments in you notice a new location going live in your area.


  • P.

    No LTE anywhere, it’s a shame.

  • wongnog

    Toronto Yorkdale has the black wifi in 16gb, 32gb, and 64gb available for reservation today. Also has the silver wifi in 32gb only, which I just reserved. I selected pickup between 4-6pm. I can’t wait to pick it up on the way home from work!!!

  • Eli

    Just Reserved the 32GB wifi at Yorkdale

  • Shaunster

    Can’t reserve from ANY BC location…. wtf…

  • XY

    I posted this in another thread, but just to let every one know: Even though the reservation page now lets you reserve an iPad Mini with retina display. It might not necessarily be true. I did so at the Eaton Center in Toronto, and received a ready for pick up email 15 minutes later. When I got to the store, they had no stock available and I was told it was a glitch.

    So do call before you go down if it’s out of the way. You might be disappointed.

  • avonord

    Reserved 32GB wifi space grey @ fairview

  • avonord

    Oh wow. No stock available until when? Did they sell out of stock or did they never arrive?

  • Nicolas Lin

    Reserved one at Eaton centre, 16G Space Grey. It’s in my hand now.

  • MeadorsMusings

    Looks like no 128GB models either. That’s the real shame. (yes, I have storage issues)

  • MeadorsMusings

    Odd – Nicolas Lin just posted be picked up his from Eaton Center.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    16 gig black, purchased, st-catherine mtl

  • This reader just picked one up from Eaton Center:

  • MeadorsMusings

    It’s live for the rest of Canada. Not a lot of selection out west. Just 64GB Space Grey in Edmonton

  • Magrat22

    Calgary is up there now but only 64GB available.

  • MeadorsMusings

    I take that back — it was open for the stores in Canada for a minute. Now it seems just Edmonton and Calgary. But still only 64GB Grey.

  • Daniel

    Just got a 32GB Space gray at Mapleview 3 minutes after i ordered it appeared there were none left .. There is also a sign outside the store stating that you can only get the Retnia Mini thru online reservation .

  • Shameer Mulji

    took the words right out of my mouth

  • Wuju

    The online pickup is now close pass 6pm. Anyone know when again will the Totono stores will be available again from the store drop down list tomorrow morning for store pickup first thing.

  • wongnog

    Just picked mine up shortly after 6pm. They had a small express checkout line near the back of the store by the iPhone cases. Looks like there’s no more availability for reservation at any Apple stores in Ontario. When you try to reserve with the link above, all those locations are greyed out.

  • Nick Cameron Greene

    Got 16 gig space grey at fairview! Reserved online and picked it up immediately. No one at the store was prepared for the sale today, they all expected them to be sold tomorrow! Have some patience with those employees, they’re just as lost as we are today!

  • ????Dennis

    Thanks Gary!!!! I had no idea till I opened Flipboard and came here! Been waiting forever to get THE PERFECT iPad. Bought 2! I got a 32gb and 64gb space grey. Not sure what size to keep. Will sell the other once I decide.

  • Well done!

  • wuju

    It seems like there are not 128GB version indeed. None of the store carries it.

  • Mike Stanford

    what is this… all BC stores have it greyed out but I can see it says available below….

  • Darrin

    Yeah. I’ve been on the reservation link since 6. Nothing available at all 6 Lower Mainland stores. Tim promo me a Starbucks

  • Howard

    Is it just me, or is this reservation thing still not working for BC locations?

  • Yeah, most western canada locations just don’t have stock it seems.

  • Howard

    The thing is it never gotten any. I’ve been refreshing all day both yesterday and today and never went past Step 2.

    Anybody tried walk in and see what they have to say?

  • ann

    is it just me or no stores are showing wifi+cellular stock?

  • blahblah

    Just buy it online and get it shipped? I did that yesterday and it should arrive next Tuesday.

  • Howard

    Next Tuesday? I have yet to seen anybody getting shipping estimate earlier than the 22nd.

  • blahblah

    Apple said shipped on 22nd, but my UPS tracker now suggests on the 19th. Which is great for me!!!!

  • Howard

    64GB Space Gray avail at most Western Canada locations. Odd it’s all Space Gray 64GB only…

  • Luc

    Pacific Centre has the 64GB WiFi, as of now…

  • Howard

    Got mine from Metrotown Bestbuy yesterday. (32GB Space Gray). Now the only problem to solve is if I want to keep the rMini or the Air…

  • Horacio A. Coronel

    They got stock of Retina iPad Minis with LTE at several Toronto Apple Stores

  • iClarence

    In the US there are sites that take the apple data and then allow you to be notified when your desired model becomes available in your area. Can’t find a site like that for Canada.

  • steve81

    Do they have demos in the stores?

  • Atom Smith

    Picked up 32GB LTE & 64GB LTE Friday at Fairview Mall.

  • Atom Smith

    They do.. they have at least one in most Apple stores

  • Wookie

    Why is it I can walk into Best Buy Vancouver Cambie and get one when I can’t walk into the Apple store for one? What is wrong with Apple?

  • jdw

    I love this site and I visit it almost daily. But why has this been at the top of the site when it is over a month old? Isn’t there an apple rumour or Chinese knock off or even an iTunes gift card sale that deserves the top spot? Just saying . . .

  • You’re correct and a new top post will be coming.