John Tory Wants In-Person Black Friday Sales To Get Cancelled In Toronto This Year
He's already asked department stores not to hold in-person sales.
With Black Friday approaching, John Tory has asked participating retailers to limit theirthis year to online only.
The announcement came on Monday in the form of a release on behalf of Mayors and Chairs across the GTHA.
With Black Friday fast approaching, [we have] urged retailers who will remain open [...] to immediately announce they will NOT host large, in-person sales on Friday.
Mayor John Tory
"There is plenty of evidence that people with symptoms are going to work and not getting tested because they think self-isolation after a positive test will mean loss of job or income or both," Tory wrote.
"This is unacceptable."
"Such sales would only serve to undermine the fight against COVID-19 and negate the sacrifices being made by so many, including other businesses," he wrote.
However, the release encourages the public to still participate in Black Friday sales online.
"The Mayors [of the GTA] and Chairs urge people to shop online and support local retailers through internet shopping," he said.
And in Toronto, there are plenty of local shops that will.