The Toronto Eaton Centre is shutting down this weekend because of protests
The mall posted to Twitter today saying that due to "large gatherings planned in the city over the weekend, CF Toronto Eaton Centre will be closed."
With a number of large gatherings planned in the city over the weekend, CF Toronto Eaton Centre will be closed on the following days:— Toronto Eaton Centre (@CFtoeatonCentre) June 5, 2020
Fri, June 5
Sat, June 6 &
Sun, June 7
We will resume operations on Mon, June 8. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe. pic.twitter.com/dbjOFOhszK
Windows being boarded up at eaton centre. pic.twitter.com/RwUsN87JZG— Eli Savage (@EliSavageRTA) June 2, 2020
Parts of it and the storefronts around Yonge-Dundas Square have been blocked off with plywood, as well as neighbouring stores like Hudson's Bay to the south.
Stores across Toronto are boarding up their windows and doors to prevent looting in case riots break out amid all the peaceful protests planned this weekend - 📹 @FareenKarim #Toronto #YongeAndDundas #EatonCentre pic.twitter.com/LlhMUvVwRI— blogTO (@blogTO) June 5, 2020
Many non-essential business were boarded up during the closure. Early on in the economic shutdown, some of the mall's stores took their own measures to prevent looting, such as H&M, while the Eaton Centre placed cement barricades around its perimeter.
The TTC has also announced that entrances to Queen and Dundas stations from the Eaton Centre will be closed this weekend.
As per the TTC, all entrances to Queen and Dundas Stations from the Eaton Centre will be closed this weekend.— Sean Marshall (@Sean_YYZ) June 5, 2020
I guess this includes the only elevator access to/from the southbound platform at Dundas. pic.twitter.com/ErJ4t6HBiI
The mall has been open during the shutdown for essential services, and has been working to gradually reopen in its entirety to the public.
It's set to reopen on Monday, June 8.
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