Stores are opening their doors early today for what is still one of the busiest days of the year.
Black Friday is used to launch the holiday shopping season.
In addition to seeking bargains on TVs and cellphones, one of the hottest items are Hatchimals — eggs with a small, animated animal inside that hatch when given attention.
Black Friday competes with the Saturday before Christmas as the busiest shopping day of the year.
Black Friday caught on in Canada in 2009 when the loonie was close to parity with the U.S. dollar.