Ottawa and area businesses selling face masks during COVID-19 pandemic
OTTAWA -- Masks are now mandatory in enclosed public spaces in Ottawa.
The mandatory mask order came into effect Tuesday, July 7.
"Increasing scientific evidence supports wearing a mask when in enclosed public spaces as an important measure in reducing COVID-19 transmission, while the risk of rising rates of infection continues," Ottawa Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said.
Here’s a look at some of the places in Ottawa that sell masks for the public:
Fashion lover, author and communications strategist Julie Beun started AboutFace Masks. She was joined by graphic designer Lissa Constantine and a handful of sewing queens.
To order an AboutFace Masks, visit www.aboutface-masks.com
Benton's Menswear Ottawa
Benton's Menswear is making non-medical masks for adults and children, made to order.
You can buy them at https://bentonsmenswear.com/
Canada Care Medical
Canada Care Medical carries a large variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Cloth face masks, surgical face masks, isolation face masks, and N95 face masks are just a few that we have in stock.
Please refer to https://canadacaremedical.com/ to see what is currently available.
Colortex Screen Printing & Embroidery
Colortex, based in Gloucester, is selling face masks three to a pack. Proceeds are being donated to the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Downtown Cobbler/Ottawa Face Masks
The Downtown Cobbler and Ottawa Face Masks sell a variety of masks and assorted headbands.
Ottawa Face Masks tailors cloth masks and provides contactless transactions.
You can order masks at www.ottawafacemasks.ca
Ottawa based Fabric Masks sells masks for residents.
The hand-made masks are 100 per cent cotton, and offer full coverage and confort.
You can order at www.fabricmasks.ca
I Love My Face Mask Ottawa
Face masks made in Nepean in colourful patterns and multiple sizes. Available for pick-up only.
For more info, visit https://i-love-my-face-mask-ottawa.myshopify.com/
Hand-made masks are available for curbside pick-up or delivery from this local crafter.
Their shop is at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KehingiVintage
La Bottega is also selling face masks, as well as hand sanitzer.
You can find more information here: https://www.labottega.ca/products/home-essentials-sanitizer-masks-shaving-products
Life More Simple
Life More Simple is selling reusable cloth masks.
To purchase, visit www.lifemoresimple.com
Masks Ottawa sells masks.
For more information visit www.masks-Ottawa.myshopify.com
Mijays sells masks online
For more information, visit: www.mijays.com
Milk Shop in Ottawa's ByWard Market sells face masks.
You can find them here: https://milkshop.ca/collections/masks
Masks are custom made from the brand name designer menswear manufacturers…not your typical everyday masks.
Masks can be purchased by phone, e-mail or in person. Call (613) 234-2232 or visit: https://morgantemenswear.com/
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is selling Ottawa REDBLACKS and Ottawa 67s branded "Ottawa Strong" face masks with proceeds going to the OSEG Foundation, which supports children's sports.
You can find them here: https://www.ottawaredblacks.com/2020/05/19/pre-order-ottawa-strong-face-masks/
Ottawa Artisans has a list of masks available on its website.
To purchase, visit www.ottawaartisans.com
Ottawa Reusable Face Masks
Ottawa Reusable Face Masks sells masks in kid and adult sizes in packs of three.
Find out more at https://www.ottawareusablefacemask.ca/
Protecting Canada purchases masks for all
Scrubs for Them
Scrubs for Them sells face masks, eye wear, scrubs and frontline medical equipment.
Visit www.scrubsforthem.com for details.
Stephano’s Tailor Shop
Stephano’s Tailor Shop is celling washable cotton masks.
For every mask sold, one will be donated.
For more information, visit www.stephanomenswear.com
Ottawa clothing manufacturer TaggerWear sells masks that you can customize with your own designs.
For info, visit: https://www.taggerwear.ca/non-medical-masks
Ottawa-based Thawrih has shifted production to face masks for residents to wear during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SportsMask and TerryMask provides complete coverage of the nostrils and mouth and fits snugly on the contours of the face.
You can order the masks online at www.thawrih.com
Twiss and Weber
Twiss and Weber is a local label that sells handmade masks, with some of the proceeds benefitting the Parkdale Food Centre
Find out more at https://twissandweber.com/
United Way East Ontario
United Way East Ontario is selling masks as part of an initiative called Facing Forward.
Masks are sold in packs of 27 with proceeds helping to purchase masks for those most in need.
Visit the United Way website.
Several large corporations are now also selling masks.
If you know a place selling masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, please let CTV News Ottawa know.