Attention all Dollarama-lovers, as of today, all shoppers in Toronto can grab their favourite non-essential items off the shelves.
Ontario has officially entered Step 1 of its reopening plan, and that means non-essential retail stores are permitted to open at 15% capacity, with no restrictions on the items that can be sold.
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Previous restrictions under Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order only permitted the purchase of “essential” items in stores like Dollarama, and many customers were upset.
This included grocery items, pet care supplies, household cleaning supplies, pharmaceutical items, healthcare items, and personal care items.
Many argued that the items listed as “non-essential,” such as kitchen, school and bathroom supplies, are essential for many low-income individuals and families.
Now, with Ontario entering Step 1, people have been celebrating Dollarama’s full-stock opening on social media.
People walking into Dollarama and Walmart and buying all the items that were not essential that we couldn’t get during lockdown 😂 pic.twitter.com/Kyx8oHnXqE
— Rachel✨💅🏻 (@Rachmua21) June 11, 2021
Toronto residents are so excited that #Dollarama is even trending on Twitter.
more like knowing I can finally shop at dollarama again <3 https://t.co/vQseVymvAc
— 🕊 (@Tayyabasyedd) June 11, 2021
It’s the little things in life, right?
— kerrie (@kerriepants) June 11, 2021
The reopening of stores such as Winners, Marshalls, and HomeSense, which have been closed and did not offer curbside pick-up or online shopping, has also been eagerly anticipated by many people in Ontario.