Protesters supporting the LGBTQ2 community outside new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening this morning
Protesters are amassing outside the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Yorkville this morning as the chain officially opens in Canada.
The U.S.-based fast-food restaurant, which has faced heavy criticism due to anti-LGBTQ stances taken by the company’s CEO Dan Cathy, is opening its first Toronto location on Yonge Street, just south of Bloor Street.
As Torontonians lined up outside the doors of the restaurant early Friday morning to be the first to get a taste of the chicken chain’s menu, dozens of protesters flocked to the area to express anger over Chick-fil-A’s expansion north of the border.
Chick-fil-A opened its first Toronto location today.
The launch was met with protests due to the brand's history of anti-LGBTQ views.
— Complex (@Complex) September 6, 2019
— blogTO (@blogTO) September 6, 2019
The Yonge & Bloor Chick-fil-A is now open. As promised, at least a hundred LGBTQ and animal rights activists are here, loudly protesting out front. pic.twitter.com/3WquiQZBNM
— Mark Carcasole (@MarkCarcGlobal) September 6, 2019