Five Toronto spots for reusable masks for your kids

Some restrictions are being lifted in the GTA, and at the same time, many places are announcing that wearing masks will be mandatory in their spaces. Whether they’re required or not, you might only feel safest donning a mask!

If you’ve got kids in your life, it’s possibly been a struggle to get them on board with protective gear. In our house, we finally got our toddler excited when she got to pick out her own pattern – and buy a second one for her favourite doll.

Luckily, there’s a handful of local designers and shops that your kiddo in choosing their own mask from!

Protect Styles 

These made-in-Toronto masks come in many colourful and cute prints, like Toronto Blue Jays, doughnuts and dinosaurs. Plus, proceeds go to CAMH.

 

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Introducing our latest collection! Shop new designs for the summer season! #protectstyles #reusablefacemasks #reusablemasks

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Poop Café

When lockdown began, the Poop Café on Bloor Street West pivoted to making masks in their dining room. You can just stop by and point through the window for your contactless purchase – or text ahead of time to pick up.

 

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Poop Cafe is located at 706 Bloor St West in Toronto’s Koreatown neighbourhood. The entire dessert spot is poop themed, however, the spot has seen some interesting changes. Poop cafe is currently manufacturing and retailing face masks in the heart of Koreatown, Toronto (see photos) Koreatown is an ethnic enclave in Toronto, Canada known for its Korean businesses. It is located along Bloor Street between Christie and Bathurst Streetsin Seaton Village.The area developed during the 1970s due to an influx of Korean immigrants. Prior to the influx of Korean immigrants in the 1970s, the section of Bloor West of Bathurst was heavily populated by people from Central and South America. In 1966, the Korean population in Toronto was 100. However, by the 1970s, the Korean population in the city grew to roughly 10,000, with most settling Bloor Street. The adoption of a more liberal immigration policy by the Canadian government in 1967 led to an influx of Korean immigrants, many of whom settled in the Toronto area. Many of them settled in the Bloor and Bathurst area, with a small Korean business neighbourhood developed along Bloor Street, centred on the intersection of Bloor and Manning Avenue. Restaurants, bakeries, gift shops, grocery stores, and travel agencies began to open up, most of which catered to the Korean-Canadian community.Today, although many Koreans work in the region, very few Koreans in fact live in Koreatown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #lovetoronto #thankyoutoronto #streetsoftoronto #toronto_insta #curiocityto #enjoycanada #tourcanada #explorecanada #discoveron #imagesofcanada #huffpyyostcanada #canadiancreatives #tourcanada #canadasworld #sharecangeo #blogto #6ixwalks #inside_TO #tdot_shots, #torontoclx, #curiocityto, #toronto #torontoblogger #dailyhiveto #storefrontsoftoronto #storefront #torontofood #torontolife #downtowntoronto #torontophotography

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commUNITY Masks 

Created by three Torontonians, you can buy disposable filters to add extra protection. A dollar from each mask sold goes to Food Books Canada.

Handsome and Lace 

This Toronto designer gets fancy with double layered, handmade masks replete with custom embroidery – Star Wars characters, Hello Kitty, fried eggs, and more!

 

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Ive been so busy but wanted to share at least a few from the last bit!! 😎😎😎 #masks

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Mabel’s Labels

Hamilton’s Mabel’s Labels was created by four moms who wanted to make durable labels for kids items. Now, they’ve applied their creativity and standards to masks as well! And you can credit 20% of your purchase to the charity of your choice.

 

 

 

Masks are the new black! Wherever you get your kids’ masks, and however you get them to wear them, stay safe and stay well.

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