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Drop, Swap & Shop

        Drop, Swap & Shop | October 22, 2017

Drop your end-of-life electronics. Try swapping instead of shopping at our Swap Mall. Pass on things you don't use, like that funky purse that was never "you," for things you really want, like summer kids clothing, hockey gear or even records! Pick-up one-of-a-kind items from a variety of Swap Stores, contribute to the sharing economy and connect with your community at this cool event. 

Presenting Sponsor Recycle My Electronics will be on site to help you recycle your end-of-life electronics in a safe and sustainable way. Plus, if you drop off an end-of-life electronic you will receive free entry to the swap! 1 electronic = 1 entry. 

Don't have any electronics to contribute at the moment? Don't worry, we have electronics recycling here at Evergreen Brick Works year-round! 

How It Works

For each item you drop off you will be given 1 ticket in return. If you bring 10 clothing items, 2 casserole dishes and 1 framed art piece, you will get 13 tickets in return. Each item dropped has equal value.

Please note there is a 25 item maximum. We will NOT accept any more than 25 items. You will be asked to bring additional items home. All items must be gently used, clean, and functional.

Shopping Categories:

  • Baby Supplies: Clothes, shoes, blankets, bottles, dishes, toys, & accessories
  • Children’s Clothing & Toys: casual wear, outerwear, shoes, accessories, clean & working toys
  • Women’s Clothing & Accessories: casual wear, work wear, fancy dress, handbags, jewellery, shoes, suits, jackets, outerwear, athletic wear, jeans, t-shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, shorts, rompers, dress pants, jumpsuits, hoodies, scarves, hats, vintage items, silk tops, high heels, ballet flats, running sneakers,
  • Men’s Clothing & Accessories: casual wear, work wear, suits, dress shirts, t-shirts, jeans, zip-up hoodies, wallets, belts, ties, jewellery, athletic wear, bags, hats, & scarves
  • Housewares & Art: dishes, fine china, utensils, small appliances like blenders, juicers, bread makers, linens, quilts, lamps, framed art, ceramics, craft supplies, tools, small furniture like coffee tables or chairs
  • Media/Entertainment: DVDs, Blurays, video games, books, CDs, cassettes, vinyl records, art supplies, & instruments
  • Sports & Recreational Equipment: hockey gear, ski equipment, tennis rackets, soccer balls, skates, golf clubs, nets, free weights, yoga mats, jump ropes, rollerblades, boxing gloves, skateboards, & camping/hiking gear.
    • Any skates, bikes and hockey sticks dropped off will be donated to the Bike Works and Skating Rink community programs. This equipment provides us with the resources we need to get community groups active on bike rides and skating adventures throughout the year!

Have some questions? Click here to check out our helpful FAQs.

Other Activities

We’ll also be welcoming our contributing partner Toronto Tool Library on site, who will be demonstrating how to bring new life to all of your worn and weary belongings. They'll also be here to inform you how to get your hands on the right tools for the job through their community tool-sharing programs.

For the first time this fall we will also be hosting Nikki Daley & her team from Boomerang Bags, who will be leading workshops to show our visitors how they can turn their own worn out fabrics into sustainable, durable & eco-friendly shopping bags.

Getting Here

Enjoy increased Shuttle Bus service from Broadview Station provided by Mulmer Services Ltd. Buses will run every 15 minutes between 10am and 5pm on October 22.

Dates & Times

Date: October 22, 2017 | 10:00am–3:00pm

The event will run from 10am-3pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017. 

Advance Drop Off Times

Location: Fido Classroom in the Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works

  • Sunday, October 15, 10am-3pm
  • Thursday, October 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Friday, October 20, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 21, 10am-1pm

You are also able to drop off on October 22 from 10am-2pm but we strongly advise you drop off in advance!

Prices & Fees

Admission fee is $5 on the day of the event, $2 if you drop off items in advance. If you wish to attend the event without dropping off items, the entry fee is $10.

If you recycle an end-of-life electronic with Presenting Sponsor Recycle My Electronics on the day of, you get free entry to the event!


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Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.