Black Friday Customers Line Up Outside Ontario Shopping Mall

A line of shoppers wrapped around part of Vaughan Mills mall in Vaughan, Ontario, as they waited to snag Black Friday deals on November 27.

Twitter user @GhalengDL827 shared this video of people waiting outside the mall before sunrise, writing, “Vaughan mills line up!! Nope we ain’t lining up!” The social media user shared the footage alongside the hashtag #TorontoLockdown, referring to the city’s new coronavirus lockdown that bans in-person shopping at non-essential retailers.

Vaughan, a 40-minute drive from Toronto, was open for in-person retail shopping, though local officials outlined capacity and social distancing measures for retailers to take. Officials in the York Region, which includes Vaughan, also planned to increase inspection of businesses over the Black Friday weekend to ensure compliance. Credit: @GhalengDL827 via Storyful