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Where to Buy Reusable Face Masks in Canada

Where to Buy Reusable Face Masks in Canada

By Simon Hung

Cities across Canada are slowly re-opening, which means more people will be outside as local governments ease their stay-at-home orders and allow stores to open for business.

You'll likely see a few people wearing masks, as public health officials recommend wearing one as a precaution when outside or in situations where physical distancing isn't possible. In fact, several retailers including Apple, Longo's, Starbucks, T&T Supermarket and Whole Foods Market have implemented policies asking customers to wear a mask or face covering, in some cases denying entry without one.

Here are a few places where you can buy reusable masks for adults and kids in Canada – all masks listed are not medical-grade and considered face coverings. Actual medical-grade masks and respirators should be reserved for health care and frontline workers.

Adults

  • adidas – $22.00 for three, portion of proceeds donated to Save the Children
  • Ardene – $20.00 for two, portion of proceeds donated to WE Well-being initiative
  • ASOS – $25.32 for two, portion of proceeds donated to global response charities
  • Bien Aller – $13.99 for one, portion of proceeds donated to Canadian response charities
  • Birdie & Bub – $14.95 for one, portion of proceeds donated to Canadian response charities
  • Casetify – $15.00 USD for one, one mask donated to frontline workers for every mask purchased
  • Disney Store – $19.99 USD for four, one million masks donated to at-risk communities
  • Ellie Mae Studios – $20.00 for one, $5.00 from every purchase donated to Feed the Front Lines TO
  • Frank And Oak – $24.00 for two, all proceeds donated to Moisson Montréal
  • Gap – $20.00 for three, 50,000 masks donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
  • Harry Rosen – $25.00 for one, one mask donated to frontline workers for every mask purchased
  • Herschel Supply Co. – $19.99 for one, all proceeds donated to local charities
  • Joseph Tassoni – $39.99 for three, $5.00 from every purchase donated to Joseph Brant Hospital
  • Lennard Taylor – $20.00 for one, portion of proceeds donated to Winnipeg-area charities
  • Loop Lifestyle – $14.95 for one, portion of proceeds donated to Fredericton-area charities
  • Mackage – $38.00 for one, all proceeds donated to United Way Centraide
  • Maritime Tartan Company – $8.00 for one, free Canada-wide shipping
  • MLB Shop – $31.99 for three, all proceeds donated to All In Challenge Foundation
  • MLS Store – $18.99 for one, all proceeds donated to Food Banks Canada
  • MOJi Mask – $16.99 for one, portion of proceeds donated to CanadaHelps Relief Fund
  • Muttonhead – $18.00 for one, portion of proceeds donated to Toronto Food Bank
  • NBA Store – $18.99 for one, all proceeds donated to All In Challenge Foundation
  • NHL Shop – $34.99 for three, all proceeds donated to Food Banks Canada
  • Old Navy – $15.00 for five, 50,000 masks donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
  • Peace Collective – $30.00 for two, one mask donated to frontline workers for every mask purchased
  • Plus Guardian – $9.99 for one, masks donated to Toronto Police 14th Division
  • Protect Styles – $18.95 for one, portion of proceeds donated to CAMH
  • Real Sports Apparel – $34.99 for three, all proceeds donated to Second Harvest
  • Reebok – $22.00 for three, portion of proceeds donated to Save the Children
  • Roots – $22.00 for one, portion of proceeds donated to The Frontline Fund
  • SSENSE – $150.00 for one, all proceeds donated to frontline relief efforts
  • Sport Chek – $9.99 for three, $5 million donated to charities via Canadian Tire Response Fund
  • Staples – $44.99 for 10 triple-layer masks, $39.99 for 10 double-layer masks
  • Urban Outfitters – $22.00 for two, portion of proceeds donated to the American Nurses Foundation

Kids

  • Bien Aller – $16.99 for one, portion of proceeds donated to Canadian response charities
  • Disney Store – $19.99 USD for four, one million masks donated to at-risk communities
  • Gap – $20.00 for three, 50,000 masks donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
  • Indigo – $9.99 for one, free shipping on orders over $35.00
  • Mabel's Labels – $18.50 for one, free shipping on all orders with no minimum
  • MAKE Vancouver – $16.00 for one, one mask donated to KidSafe for every mask purchased
  • MOJi Mask – $19.99 for one, portion of proceeds donated to CanadaHelps Relief Fund
  • Old Navy – $15.00 for five, 50,000 masks donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
  • Party City – $9.99 for one, $5 million donated to charities via Canadian Tire Response Fund
  • Peace Collective – $30.00 for two, one mask donated to frontline workers for every mask purchased
  • Protect Styles – $18.95 for one, portion of proceeds donated to CAMH
  • Snuggle Bugz – $7.99 for one, free shipping on orders over $49.00
  • Staples – $14.99 for two, free shipping on all orders with no minimum
  • Toys R Us – $19.99 for three, free shipping on orders over $35.00

All options we've listed can be washed and reused multiple times – for reference, the Government of Canada recommends washing reusable masks after each use in a washing machine with a hot cycle.

While face coverings do not offer the same protection as a medical-grade mask, they do act as an additional barrier that can help mitigate the spread of infectious airborne particles and keep those around you safer when you're outdoors.

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Names in bold reflect locally-owned shops or merchants that use materials and labour sourced in Canada.

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