Saturday, April 3, marked the first day of Ontario's shutdown, but it doesn't seem like anyone told the shoppers at Yorkdale Mall.
In a viral video posted to Twitter on Saturday night, the shopping centre can be seen swarming with visitors seemingly not following physical distancing rules.
Despite the video caption, non-essential retailers and shopping malls are allowed to stay open during the Ontario shutdown — which lasts for four weeks — but only at 25 percent capacity and with physical distancing measures.
In an email to Narcity, a spokesperson for Yorkdale Mall said that the shopping centre works closely with government and public health authorities to ensure that all operating guidelines and restrictions are closely followed.
"Yorkdale has live capacity meters on its site to help shoppers plan their visits and know what to expect when they arrive. There are designated entrances and exits to manage the number of patrons on the property. Capacity is monitored vigilantly to comply with restrictions and yesterday’s capacity was below guidelines at all times," the statement said.