Waiting In Line For Everything Is Becoming The New Norm In Toronto (PHOTOS)
While many residents continue to stay home, when they do venture outside it seems that massive Toronto lines are there to greet them. While many businesses have shut their doors, essential services still remain open. However, over the past few weeks, videos of lineups keep popping up as residents continue to stock up on food, alcohol and other needs.
As multiple safety measures continue to be put in place during the pandemic, Toronto stores are limiting the number of customers that can be in a shop at once.
This means, that multiple lineups are starting to appear across the city, and some of them are evens seen spanning down full blocks.
This weekend, one resident told Narcity that they waited in line for over an hour and a half to get into the LCBO.
"The line was about 300 metres long and wound around to Dundas West," Twitter user SMohyeddin told Narcity. "It took an hour and a half to get in."
However, it wasn't the only line that was spotted in Toronto from residents eager to get their hands on some alcohol.
Ajax resident Noah Aquino snapped a photo of the wait for an LCBO, which went down the sidewalk, but he said that it was only 10 to 15 minutes to get in despite the crowd. "There were about 30 people in line ahead of me, and it wrapped around the building at the end of the photo to the right," he told Narcity in a message."I only waited about 10-15 mins once doors opened at 11 (I arrived at 10:50 and the line was already this long.)"
10:47am line-up @LCBO #Junction https://t.co/1ZJFvxFlyZ— SM Radio سمیرا (@SM Radio سمیرا) 1586617840.0
Only a quarter mile line up at LCBO #hopesheenjoysthiswine @Sherrie_Shelley https://t.co/dBPhUvfWI6— Ted got a job (@Ted got a job) 1586617243.0
This is the line up for the @LCBO at the Taunton - Ajax location #COVIDー19 https://t.co/m3MVo0SIoG— Noah Aquino (@Noah Aquino) 1586616928.0
Yet it seems that Torontonians are willing to wait in line for more than just alcohol.
A picture was shared recently on social media of a Toronto Costco lineup, and the Twitter user who posted it confirmed that they had waited 30 minutes to get into the store.
I'm in line at Krispy Kreme.... We got here at 5:50pm. Let's see how long it takes to get my donuts.… https://t.co/PROX8Jclu5— яɪɔɦаʀđ (@яɪɔɦаʀđ) 1585605432.0
"56 minutes later..." the tweet read.
Line up at the LCBO (liquor store) Downtown Toronto Sat 1130am!!! https://t.co/9bZkSPJsxd— Ryan Abcede (@Ryan Abcede) 1586619824.0
Dedicated locals showing #Vesuvio’s some love in #Toronto’s #Junction neighbourhood. And waiting for #pizza in the… https://t.co/Tu8ycguDwS— Rebecca Pinkus (@Rebecca Pinkus) 1587075284.0
Another giant row of people was spotted at Toronto's beloved pizza place Vesuvio, who announced that they are shutting their doors for good on April 19.
Around 50 to 60 people waited for pizza, according to Toronto resident Rebecca Pinkus who was at the scene.