TORONTO, Ont. – The American discount shopping extravaganza Black Friday hit Canadian retailers Friday in an effort to entice bargain hunters to ditch the cross-border shopping trip.

The Eaton Centre opened its doors at 6 a.m. Though the early opening drew far fewer crowds than in the U.S.

But many Canadian retailers have some sort of Black Friday sale.

Cadillac Fairview, which owns and operates Eaton Centre, is opening nine of its other Ontario shopping centers early.

Fairview Mall, Sherway Gardens and Shops at Don Mills malls were among Toronto malls opening at 7 a.m.

Fairview Park in Kitchener, Limeridge in Hamilton, Markville in Markham, Masonville in London and Promenade in Thornhill will open at 7 a.m.

For shoppers who cannot resist the lure of U.S. Black Friday sales, you can check border wait times here.

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For the Peace Bridge, click here.

For the Whirlpool Bridge, click here.