If you go to the Chapters Indigo website and look for store locations, you can find out which stores near you have a Vox in stock. Most have just one, as a demo. I called my closest store in downtown Toronto and was told that a demo would be available to see on November 2nd when the store opens at 7:30 am!
In any case, after reading the very positive Good e-Book review, I made a decision and placed my order for a Kobo Vox in Jet Black. My confirmation stated:
Pre-order items will ship on or near the release date
Please note that release dates are subject to change.