Shopping malls across Toronto close temporarily

Mar 25 2020, 8:32 am

Non-essential businesses across Ontario were ordered to close by Premier Doug Ford earlier this week, and now, shopping malls in Toronto are following suit.

Several shopping centres in Toronto have announced their closure — for 14 days or until further notice — save for “essential” retailers.

Dufferin Mall announced that it would be closed until further notice as of today, March 25.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre also said that the mall would be closed for the next 14 days, beginning on March 24.

Further, Cadillac Farview shopping centres across Ontario, including the Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens, are now closed, save for essential shops. CF malls in Montreal and Moncton have also shuttered, except for essential retailers.

Clients that remain open at these shopping centres, according to CF, “are largely those providing essential services such as pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, and food services.”