The race to stock up on toilet paper and household items continues. Shoppers have been clearing store shelves over the last several days. On Thursday, some local stores had lineups out the door. People are sharing photos of No Frills lineups in Toronto on Twitter, along with snapshots of bare aisles.
No Frills at Lansdowne and Dundas was at full capacity this evening. Shoppers have been waiting in lines that wrap around the building just to get in.
Earlier in the day, shelves were left without toilet paper and certain cleaning products like Lysol wipes and disinfectant sprays were completely sold out.
"I went on a hunt today for TP. No joke, there really is a shortage. None in No Frills at the Duff," reads a tweet referring to the No Frills at Dufferin Mall.
"I managed to get one of the last 5 packages at my local Metro. Just got one cuz you gotta spare a square," it continues. Others gave similar accounts.
"Walked into No Frills with a man coming out of the checkout with 5 packs of toilet paper," reads another tweet.
"Ask him what did he think the toilet paper could help him with, and he said he doesn’t know he just saw a lot of people on the news buying it so he felt like he should stock up," it continues.
All I have to say is; if you haven’t stocked up on essentials by now... Good Luck.. Literally no toilet paper and b… https://t.co/DlrBDgsDsC— Harmonica Lewinskyღ (@Harmonica Lewinskyღ)1584046146.0
Walked into No Frills with a man coming out of the checkout with 5 packs of toilet paper. Ask him what did he thin… https://t.co/UJb8D5p6dk— Alexis - Canucks aficionado (@Alexis - Canucks aficionado)1584043389.0
I went on a hunt today for TP. No joke, there really is a shortage. None in No Frills at the Duff. I managed to get… https://t.co/l0X3JJjVS8— Gail McInnes | Black Lives Matter (@Gail McInnes | Black Lives Matter)1584050836.0
If you need me I will be in this No Frills line up for the next 2 hours— vikkivansickle (@vikkivansickle)1584050629.0
i need groceries but the fact that no frills is packed....dont even want to think about walmart— kesh (@kesh)1584050029.0
ye so guys, no frills is a madhouse rn.— tej (@tej)1584050888.0
Stores like Costco across Canada have also faced the TP shortage issue and several other items have also been ripped off the shelves as people stock up.
But that's not all, Toronto had also faced a hand sanitizer shortage as shelves were cleaned out back in January of this year. Pharmacies in Ottawa also faced a face mask shortage as people scrambled to get their hands in hopes it protects them from getting the virus.
The Ontario Government released a statement declaring that all public Ontario schools be cancelled for two weeks following March Break.