Buy a mask and support local at the same time

Some even support charity too!

In order to add an extra layer of protection to those around you, it is advised that Canadians wear non-medical masks while visiting any public places such as stores, malls, or finally hitting a restaurant’s patio on a hot day.

Masks provide a buffer and will help stop the spread of Covid-19 from asymptomatic individuals. If you’re in the market for one, here is a list of local places to get a mask.


Bardown Hockey

Teaming up with Hockey Helps the Homeless, Bardown Hockey is selling unique and custom masks with some of the proceeds going to fight homelessness across Canada. Protect those around you and raise money for a fantastic cause? Talk about a win-win. You can buy individual masks for $19.99 or get custom masks made in bulk for a discounted price.

Related: Custom mask program is dropping the gloves to fight homelessness


Face Masks (Facebook)

Another option that will not only get yourself a mask but will also help support a local charity is Face Masks on Facebook. Made to order, all masks are made from 100% cotton, come in a cup or surgical style, are 3-layered with a filter pocket, and $2 from every mask goes to support the Barrie Food Bank!


PH Mask Co.

This mother-daughter duo makes 2-layer masks in a variety of different colours for both kids and adults. Each mask made by PH Mask Co. has a built-in pocket to slide in an extra layer of protection and they even make deliveries to Alliston, Barrie, Bolton, Innisfil, Tottenham, and Orangeville.


Custom Chameleon

If you usually find it uncomfortable to wear a mask, Custom Chameleon might be a better choice for you. While the price is a bit steeper, you’re getting a more comfortable fit along with replaceable air filters that help eliminate heat and moisture which can make wearing a mask for an extended period of time a lot more manageable.


Tammi’s Tailoring

Using her over 30 years of experience as a seamstress, Tammi’s Tailoring is now making reusable masks that are breathable, sturdy, and comfortable. She does safe drop-offs and contactless porch pick-ups and each mask is only $10 (or $12 with a nose wire).


The Royal Canadian Legion

If you’re looking for masks that look distinctly Canadian, The Royal Canadian Legion sells non-medical masks for $10 and proceeds will go to help support the Legion and all the work they do in serving our Canadian veterans. Call your local branch or order online through their website.


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