When it's open, Yorkdale Shopping Centre up in North York likely does more business than almost any other mall in Metro Toronto. Negotiating the crowd becomes as much of an art as a science, dodging this way and that around window browsers and slow ramblers, and it only gets more complicated when you're walking against the flow.
Things are different in the mornings. This photo was taken at 9:06 AM on a Saturday morning, about half an hour or so before the majority of the stores were to open for business. That early in the morning, Yorkdale's shopping promenades are as empty as sidewalks in Mississauga. A quiet mall is a strange thing, an almost unnatural thing, an echoing temple of capitalism with no one bowed to pray.
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