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The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday – Toronto PATH

Navigating shopping centres on Black Friday can be a bit overwhelming. With flashing sales at every corner and frenzied shoppers pushing their way past you, the whole experience becomes more stressful than exciting. The deals are tempting …but is it worth it?

Absolutely! Black Friday can be a great way to treat yourself, take care of holiday shopping, and save some cash in the process. With some help from your Toronto PATH retailers we’ve put together a plan to ensure you master Black Friday this year like a pro.

 

8 AM to 11 AM
First things first: make a list. This streamlines the process and will help your day run smoothly. Depending on where you’re coming from, it may be a good idea to start at one location for your Black Friday shopping (like MetroCentre) and make your way around the downtown area to find the best deals. Before you begin, grab your coffee on-the-go by stopping at Starbucks or Tim Hortons, both located in MetroCentre, or treat yourself to a smoothie and a wrap at Booster Juice for some shopping fuel.

For great clothing options and consistent deals, Reitmans never disappoints. Take advantage of the bargains and stock up on some cozy basics for the colder weather. If you’re in the market for more unique options, Jazz Casuals is also located in MetroCentre and holds an eclectic selection you won’t find anywhere elsewhere. Of course, no Black Friday shopping spree is complete without a new pair of shoes. Ellini Shoes has a variety of footwear that provides both quality and comfort, without breaking the bank.

11 AM to 2 PM
To make the most of Black Friday, it’s a good idea to get moving by lunch time. Make your way over to Richmond-Adelaide Centre for a bit of pampering, a bite to eat, and some more deal-hunting. Treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure at Polish’d Nail Bar – regular breaks (and pamper sessions) will help your energy levels throughout the day.

With Canadian winter catching up to us fast, enjoying a hot meal will continue the much-needed downtime before heading back into the stores. Try Soup Nutsy for a steaming bowl of soup or Shanghai 360 for a comforting plate of noodles.

You’ve already spent the morning sifting through clothes, so why not look for some versatile accessories? Highfields is always a great option if you’re looking for long-lasting bags and other leather goods. Likewise, Andrew’s Ties holds an array of handmade Italian accessories. If jewelry is on your mind, Mani Jewellers is a great spot to browse for something sparkly.

2 PM to 5 PM
Whether you’re commuting from out of town or need a subway line to get home, Royal Bank Plaza is a great last stop with its proximity to Union Station. After spending all morning shopping for yourself, take some time to browse the Black Friday deals for holiday gifts. For her, a new pair of stylish shoes from Mateo Shoes can do wonders. For him, classy and sophisticated apparel can be found at Brooks Brothers. For new parents, you can never go wrong buying their little ones something special from BB Buggy. Finally, after all the Black Friday madness, it’s time to relax and treat yourself to a massage at Sutherland-Chan Clinics. You deserve it.

Black Friday can seem daunting but with a little planning (and pampering) and the help of your Toronto PATH retailers, your day can go from stressful to stress-free in an instant.

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