Toronto shops mark floors to encourage physical distancing (PHOTOS)

Mar 25 2020, 7:52 am

While Torontonians are practicing physical distancing in order to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, there are some instances when leaving the house is still necessary.

To pick up groceries or medication, for example, you’ll have to head to a shop near you.

But stores across the city are helping people continue to practice keeping a safe distance from others by marking the floors near tills with lines, representing the space that should be between each waiting customer.

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(Rexall) Daily Hive Staff

At the Rexall located at Queen Street and Dovercourt Road, a note informs customers of the reason why there are lines placed on the floor in bright orange tape.

(Rexall) Daily Hive Staff

A downtown location of Independent City Market has taken the same approach, marking out the distance between where people should stand in line with duct tape.

(Independent City Market) Daily Hive Staff

On each marking, the words “stand here” are written, as shown below:

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(Independent City Market) Daily Hive Staff

And the LCBO — which will remain open through the closure of non-essential businesses, as it has been deemed essential — has also followed suit.

Bright orange markings line the floors of the liquor store leading up to the cash register, encouraging customers to stay away from one another while they grab what they need.

LCBO (Daily Hive Staff)

Even if your local shop doesn’t have clear markings on the ground that show you where to line up, remember to practice respectful physical distancing with the people around you.