Where to buy face masks in Toronto
Where to buy face masks in Toronto is on everyone's mind after health officials confirmed that wearing non-medical face masks is now considered a good idea.
You're now recommended to wear them in public settings, especially in places where there may be other people such as grocery stores and the LCBO.
And not only are more face masks now available and being made by sewers across the city, many local stores are now selling them online. Just keep in mind stock is limited at most places.
Here is where to buy face masks in Toronto.
The Toronto tights company Threads has now transitioned to selling reusable masks from Italy. A two-pack of double-layered made of nylon and elastane is $16.50.
The same fun fabrics usually used for circus apparel is now being used for these homemade fabric masks from this athletic studio on Carlaw Ave. It's PWYC, or by donation.
The vintage shop is selling a variety colourful masks from their online store for $15.
This Leslieville dress shop is now using its pretty fabrics to make stylish masks. They're $18, with the proceeds going toward making more masks for the #MGH1000MASKS initiative.
This entertainment company is using leftover fabric from costume designs to make masks, each with one-of-a-kind patterns. A portion of proceeds go toward materials for their Mask Initiative.
The Canadian outerwear brand sells a variety of masks. For each one purchased, a portion of proceeds gets donated to The Frontline Fund.
Masks come in a variety of designs from this Hamilton theatrical supply company.
A favourite Toronto brand for silkscreen and design is now doing hand-printed masks with filter pockets, using recycled materials for $20 each.
This Roncy swimswear store now has masks for the whole family. Two-layered masks come in a bunch of different sizes, and in fun patterns like watermelons or chicken and waffles for $15 each.
These masks are designed and made in Toronto. They come in a variety of colours and include a pocket insert for a filter.
Bespoke corsets are taking a backseat as Toronto maker Dianna DiNoble transitions to neoprene face coverings ($30 each) with cotton pockets. Part of proceeds go toward making more donatable masks and scrub caps, All Creatures Rescue, and Covenant House.
This local designer makers a variety of masks between $15 and $25. Each sale benefits the 519.
The Canadian fashion brand sells reusable masks for adults and kids.
Transitioning from custom bowties to custom face covers, you can get your mask specialized with logos and emblems like a Storm Trooper for $35 a pop.
This menswear and accessory brand is now going all-out with their mask production, using their signature cotton lawn fabric with gauze inside for masks that cost $16.
This Riverside go-to for Irish design is selling cotton masks with filter pockets for $15 each.
This Burlington company does made-to-order washable, cotton masks in a variety of patterns for $12 to $15 each.
This East York company is now selling non-medical reusable cloth masks for $5.
Designer Melanie Wong is making bamboo cotton face masks that are hypoallergenic and stylish too. Better yet, you can pick them up via the store's daily drive-thru.
Toronto designer Jason Son has produced hundreds of stylish masks for sales on his Etsy and donated a lot to hospitals too.
The fashion brand has jumped into making masks and currently sells three different varieties in packs of 2, 10 and 50.
The local designer sells a variety of designs for $25 and with each mask sold, one gets donated to a frontline worker.
It's not recommended to buy these masks unless you're a healthcare worker or especially exposed because you're working on the frontlines. If that applies to you, here's where you might be able to find some of these face masks.
Toronto's location of this grocery chain is one of the few in Toronto that says it's still fully stocked up in disposable masks, gloves, alcohol, and sanitizer.
Availability of anything varies on the location, but Walmart's website boasts a few different types of masks for purchase online.
It's a bit of a gamble, but there are a number of supply shops and grocery stores in Chinatown like Hua Sheng Supermarket offering one-piece disposable masks for sale at the counter. Tap Phong will also do a curbside pick-up of 50-count face masks, ordered online.
It's unclear when hardware stores, Rexall, or Shoppers Drug Mart will ever get restocked, so contact them in advance to find out what their inventory is like.
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