With Black Friday in full swing, many Canadians went out today in attempts to score some discounted deals. However, Toronto's Eaton Centre became a complete mess as intense lineups started to form throughout the day. It was reported that some eager shoppers had even been lining up since 6 a.m. before the mall even opened.
Some of the footage of the mall is looking a bit intimidating as hundreds started to line up for deals throughout the day.
It seems that Best Buy was one of the hot spots for Torontonians this morning. The lines at the popular electronics store went down the block before the sun even came up.
However, it wasn't the only store that was facing long queues this morning before business hours.
The line at the Apple Store was also massive as people waited to get into the doors. However, Apple was not doing any promotional offers on its products this holiday, they are just offering gift cards on purchases.
Yet, this is only the beginning. After all, it is the biggest shopping day of the year. People shop more on this day than they do on Boxing Day, according to the Retail Council of Canada.
Forty-three percent of Canadian shoppers go out for Black Friday, compared to only 34% on Boxing Day, according to a survey by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC).
With lines this long, you can see that Torontonians prefer to do some Christmas shopping on this discounted holiday.
Carl Hanstke from 680 News even stated that "more ppl will shop today then on Boxing Day because [they] can check gifts off Holiday lists. Shoppers say better selection today then on 26th."
However, the Black Friday craze isn't quite over. The Eaton Centre has extended hours tonight so shoppers can get the most out of these deals.