August 26, 2020: We're always looking for new names in the local mask-making industry! Do you know a local Montreal vendor making reusuable masks for the public and think they should be on this list? Send the editorial staff at Time Out Montreal an email to be listed! We're working hard to make sure that Montrealers have a wide selection to pick from.
As Montreal continues its gradual deconfinement and, whether or not there's a second—or third, or fourth—wave to handle, it'll be touch-and-go for a while. That's since prompted the province's premier and our city's mayor to ask Montrealers to keep their faces covered, but between single-use masks littering the streets and frontline workers needing N95s, the question remains: Where do you buy face masks in Montreal?
If you're in search of something protective, these Montreal designers, brands and organizations have got you covered—literally. Ranging from high-end boutiques that make up some of the best shopping in Montreal right down to affordable options (plus some how-to's on making your own or getting one for free if you work on the frontline), these reusable non-medical cloth masks work well with regular washing.
The government of Canada has a bunch of guidelines to consider when it comes to non-medical masks like these, from proper care and use to understanding the limitations surrounding them. Even with a face mask, you should be trying to stay home as much as possible, avoid touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes and—if you do go out—maintain a safe social distance of two meters from others.
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