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.
Fit 2 Fly
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.
Doll Factory By Damzels
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.
The Peoples Mask
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.
Handsome and Lace
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.