Toronto Mayor John Tory shames businesses for trying to 'cash in' on Black Friday
"You are open by order of the province so residents can buy essentials. You are not open to cash in on Black Friday and in doing so creating crowd scenes."
The problem has caught the attention of the federal government, with the Trudeau Liberals having pledged $1 billion to cities so that they could buy hotels and motels for the homeless over the next six months.
Gatherings like New Years Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips square, Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Royal Winter Fair and the Santa Claus Parade are all apart of the events that are expected to be cancelled.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has suggested that those within the city continue to wear masks as Ontario enters Stage 3 of its plan to reopen the economy, fearing that a second wave of the coronavirus could flare up if the protocols are relaxed too much.