GTA small businesses weary from COVID uncertainty

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TORONTO — Trinh Ngo misses the days when her two Juxtapose gift and home goods stores would be teeming with customers sniffing candles and testing hand lotions.

The Toronto stores, which are temporarily closed while the city and three nearby regions remain under stay-at-home orders from the province, have been operating through curbside pickup for months and sometimes only eke out $50 a day in sales. Even more stressful for Ngo is the anxiety of not knowing what's next.

"We might open. We might not. It is very up in the air and everything is possible," said Ngo.