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Seven Cadillac Fairview Ontario Malls Open Early For Black Friday

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Cadillac Fairview are going to open seven of their malls at 7am (6am at Toronto Eaton Centre) for Black Friday in an attempt to keep shoppers in Canada rather than across the border.

The Ontario malls opening at 7am are Fairview Mall, Sherway Gardens and Shops at Don Mills in Toronto. Also, Fairview Park in Kitchener, Limeridge in Hamilton, Markville in Markham, Masonville in London, and Promenade in Thornhill.

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  1. SP

    The deals in the US are too good to pass up. Not even black Friday deals, but regular deals. I was looking at cameras and the panasonic GX1 w/ lens is $460 at amazon. Equivalent kit in Canada is $850. Gimme a break.

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    • FallenPixels

      I know, the difference is ridiculous. Even with shipping and border taxes it usually ends up cheaper

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  2. sara

    Forget about shopping in Canada. People are heading for the border where the REAL deals are. Canadians are getting ripped off left, right and centre and we are no way inclined to spend our money in our own country anymore. WHat’s that you say…our economy’s bad!? Well then!

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  3. Michnty

    I agree completely!!! Just because they are opening up early, doesn’t mean they are going to get any extra shoppers. It’s not like they are going to have Black Friday prices!!!

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  4. Kary

    Lol what? I don’t think this is going to work. Opening at 7am doesn’t really mean anything! What they should do is maybe offer an additional 10-25% off throughout the mall for shoppers that come before say 11am

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  5. David

    You may be surprised this year, expect to see some additional discounts especially around the earlier opening hours. Kary, your suggestion is exactly what you may see in a number of retailers (though it would be store specific), especially those who do not traditionally participate in Black Friday advertising prior to the date. Here’s what I mean, taking the area of Sherway Gardens as an example. We will all know what offers Best Buy will have before November 23rd, and people will be lining up at their doors well before 7AM. Mark’s, their next door neighbour, which does not typically participate in Black Friday (they have their Friends and Family Night on Saturday), could set up a timed (7am to 11am) store wide discount to entice people already shopping in the plaza. Same goes for the mall itself, where the anchors like the Bay and Sears would bring people in from their advertised deals and smaller stores opening would offer in-store promotions of their own for the traffic already there. This kind of promotion would not national but rather localized to locations that are in these kind situations… So you would not see any online or national advertising prior. Last year, in the same area, Best Buy and Wal-Mart(which I can’t remember if they had deals too) were absolutely nuts (not U.S. nuts) but very busy nonetheless. So if the traffic is there, why wouldn’t retailers participate?
    Sorry for the long reply!

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