Residents are still finding ways to party while social distancing in Toronto. As people are being told to stay indoors, footage of residents dancing in isolation on their balconies keep popping up on social media, and it's pretty entertaining. Some of the groups in highrise condos in the GTA were caught chanting so loud it sounded like a concert.
A clip that surfaced on Instagram this weekend shows an entire highrise community screaming, "be humble, sit down" from their balconies at Mississauga's Marilyn Monroe Towers. The lyric is from Kendrick Lamar's song, Humble.
It is so loud that it actually sounds like an actual crowd at a concert. Since the state of emergency was extended in Ontario, encouraging others to stay indoors has become a key talking point for officials.
In response, people have gotten creative by showcasing the different ways they're having fun now that they're not able to go out.Balcony parties have shown to be popular. Some of the first were seen in Italy during the start of the pandemic and it has been an alternative for those who still want to interact with their neighbours without breaking social-distancing rules. These parties have also been noticed in Toronto lately. On Twitter, residents of a downtown condo building were seen dancing to Lizzo's "Juice" while someone blasted the song from their apartment at sunset.
In a time of social distancing why not throw a balcony dance party!! #Covid #Covid_19 #party #danceparty… https://t.co/66OC6Inwmp— Dan Hammer (@Dan Hammer)1584836496.0
A TikTok with the hashtag #toronto and #balcony party shows a lively turnout of people on their balconies in a condo complex somewhere in the city.
Other amazing clips have also popped up. Including one user who felt it fitting to play one song that was a bit on the nose.
The balcony parties have started in Toronto. First song to start things off, Staying Alive. I'm going no where....… https://t.co/8NHHZr1B4T— Ace McQuaid (@Ace McQuaid)1584833027.0
Balcony Party: Toronto DJ Edition. https://t.co/G3hYxt2YP6— Laurenn (@Laurenn)1584733898.0
"The balcony parties have started in Toronto," one Twitter user writes. "First song to start things off, Staying Alive."
DJs have also been setting up shop on their balconies, to help deliver a club right to their neighbour's doorsteps.
This isn't the only way that communities have been coming together while in isolation.
At 7:30 p.m. every night, Toronto residents have been banging pots and pans to show their support for healthcare workers.
While an opera singer has also been serenading the city from her balcony in Toronto.
It seems like everyone is trying to make the best out of the situation.