Spirit of York Hand Sanitizer – Update & Thank You

We are so touched by the incredible outpour of support we have received. On our first day alone, we raised over $4,000 for our local food banks. Thanks to all of you for your incredible generosity! We were witnesses today to the very best of our Canadian spirit as people were patiently self distancing, over-contributing to the food bank, paying it forward to the next in line, etc.

We’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone that has helped make this possible. First we’d like to personally thank Digital Labels who donated all the labels for our bottles on incredibly short notice. Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who’ve reached out to us to offer to volunteer their time or donate resources to help us with production and meet the high demands of our hand sanitizer. These gestures of kindness during these times are a true reflection of our incredible community and what we’re able to accomplish when we come together.  THANK YOU. 

We also take our hats off to all the businesses across our province and Canada who are putting in place initiatives to help their communities in this time of need.

As we shut down for the day, here are some key updates for everyone that’s following:

We’ll continue to provide hand sanitizer daily while quantities last (10 bottles max. per person). We're open Wednesday-Saturday from 11-8 p.m. We’ll continue to update you here. 

We have received an overwhelming amount of emails, calls and DMs in these last couple days and our team is working tirelessly to try and answer each and every one of you. Because of the high volume, please be patient with us but rest assured we will get back to you!  

If this has taught us anything, it is that our community spirit is strong, especially when we all come and work together. Thank you all for reminding us of that.

- Spirit of York Team

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33 Replies to “Spirit of York Hand Sanitizer – Update & Thank You”

    1. Hello Michelle – our hand sanitizer will only be available for pickup as we are a small team trying to do our best to supply the community within our means.

  1. Hi
    Is there any way you can ship the hand sanitizer to me?
    I am out in Newcastle Ontario..of course hand santizer is like gold out here….

    *So grateful you are helping the community!!! Thank you!

    1. Hi Melissa — thank you for the kind words! Unfortunately, at this time our hand sanitizer is only available locally at our distillery. We’ll keep you updated if that changes!

  2. What an amazing thing you’re doing! It’s sad to be hearing about those that are taking advantage at such a vulnerable time. Hearing your story is so uplifting and heartwarming! This is what a good community is all about! Kudos to you and God Bless!!

    1. Hi Chase — You can stop by our distillery (12 Trinity Street) on Tuesdays to Sundays between 11am to 6pm to pick up our hand sanitizer. See you soon!

  3. Are you selling sanitizer today, Saturday, March 21? If yes, what is your address, please?

    And well done, people! Great effort and community support!


    1. Hi Alex — thank you for the kind words! Our hand sanitizer is available Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 6pm at 12 Trinity Stree, Toronto, ON.

  4. What an amazing and selfless sacrifice to make a product that everyone needs at this time. I would like to help support your efforts through a monetary contribution and obtain a couple of bottles. Let me know next steps.

  5. Hi … I live in British Columbia and was wondering if it was possible to purchase some of your hand sanitizers.

    Thank you,
    Richard Bak

    1. Hi Richard — thank you for your support. Unfortunately, at this time our hand sanitizer is only available locally. But we’ve reduced our prices in an effort to support local food banks, so by purchasing our products, you’re helping a great cause!

  6. Is your hand sanitizer available to the general public? We have a large family and are currently on very short supply! We couldn’t find it anywhere and now we don’t even want to go out to search for it in the stores. Anywhere that has it online is charging so much that we can’t really afford to pay what they are asking.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Kristopher — you can stop by our distillery (12 Trinity Street) to pick up our hand sanitizer. See you soon!

  7. Hi, just a heartfelt thank you for what you are doing. In these difficult times, many people are taking financial advantage of people’s fears, while you have taken a leadership role to help. You are an inspiration to us all. I am finding myself racking my brains as what I can do to help. I can no longer volunteer at MGH as volunteers were pulled. This I am so impressed by your selfless company and workers. Thank you.

    Having said that, I would love to come down and avail myself of some hand sanitizer but alas, I am 70 and had cancer 2 years ago, so coming down from west Scarborough to stand in line to purchase some is not a wise decision on my part.

    Still I wanted to say kudos to your company! I will definitely visit your bar when this is all over.

    Good job

  8. Great work and thank you for your hard work and generosity. I would like to pick some up and donate to the food bank. Where can I do this?

    1. Hi Tony — thanks for the kind words. You can stop by our distillery (12 Trinity Street) to pick up our hand sanitizer.

  9. Hi Spirit,

    thank you for supporting the cause and helping out in these challenging times. I am looking to grab a few hand sanitizers from you. Is there still any quantity left for me to come in and buy?

    thank you


    1. Hi Leslie – thank you for the kind words. Yes,you can stop by our distillery (12 Trinity Street) to pick up our hand sanitizer, Tuesday to Sunday between 11am to 6pm.

  10. Hi , I am emailing you at this time to find out how, when and where can I pick up you hand sanitizer. Please let me know as soon as possible because I wasn’t able to access that information off the website.. looking forward to hearing from you guys soon.
    Thank You
    Worried and concerned mom:

    1. Hi Stephany — you can stop by our distillery (12 Trinity Street) to get your hands on our sanitizer. We’re open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am-6pm. See you soon!

  11. Hi,

    I was wondering if purchasing of hand sanitizer is open to the public? If so, is there a limit of number of bottles I can purchase? Also, do you sell 60% or more alcohol that can be use to clean or sanitize, rather than a hand sanitizer gel?

    Thank you for the work you are doing to fight the spread of this virus!!

    1. Hi Angela — purchasing of our hand sanitizer is most certainly open to the public. Stop by our distillery (12 Trinity Street) on Tuesday to Sunday between 11am and 6pm and we’ll be happy to help you!

    1. Hi Thomas — the LCBO will not be carrying our hand sanitizer. You can stop by our distillery (12 Trinity Street) to get your hands on some!

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