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Drop, Swap & Shop

Reduce your waste, contribute to the sharing economy and connect with your community at this cool event. 

Drop, swap & Shop on October 14.

Join us at our biannual Drop, Swap & Shop event on Sunday, October 14!

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 that are new-to-you, like kids clothing, hockey gear or even records.

Reduce your waste, contribute to the sharing economy and connect with your community at this cool event.

Please note that our item intake has decreased to maximum 15 items, per person present. You must be present to drop off items; you cannot drop off items on someone else's behalf. Please abide by these rules as they help us reduce waste made from this event and keep it fair for all attendees!

Day-of Activities

Drop by our panel discussion at 1pm, where the Toronto Tool Library and other key members of Toronto's sharing scene discuss Toronto's sustainable landscape and the role we can all play in buying less, sharing more and reducing our city's environmental footprint.

Red Propeller will be on-site, collecting car seats, VHS tapes and media tapes for recycling at the event. They’ll also have various items for sale such as vinyl, audio tapes, VHS tapes, items made from repurposed coffee bags, and items made from the straps from the car seats.

Free Geek will be collecting broken electronics for recycling, as well as providing guests with information about how, where and why the waste they drop off gets turned into new items. Download their flyer (PDF, 1.9mb) to see what items they will accept for recycling.

Advance Drop-Off

Drop off items in advance to save time and money on the day of the event.

We will be accepting advance drop-offs in FIDO Classroom, in the Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works, on the following dates before the event. We cannot accept drop-offs outside of these hours. 

  • Friday, October 12 from 5:30–7pm
  • Saturday, October 13 from 10am-3pm
  • Sunday, October 14 (day of the event) from 10am-3pm

Please note we have reduced the number of drop-offs allowed this year. We will now be accepting maximum 15 items per person to help reduce our waste after each event.

You are also not allowed to drop off items on someone's behalf. You must be present at the drop-off to collect your own tickets. 

Read more information on swapping. 

How Drop, Swap & Shop Works

For each item you drop off you will be given 1 ticket in return. If you bring 5 clothing items, 2 casserole dishes and 1 framed art piece, you will get 8 tickets in return. Each item dropped has equal value. All items must be gently used, clean, and functional.

Please note there is a 15 item maximum. We will NOT accept any more than 15 items. You will be asked to bring additional items home. 

You are not allowed to drop off items on someone else's behalf. You must be present to drop off items and pick-up tickets for the swap.

Please note we are reducing our item count this year in order to reduce our waste from this event and to provide you better quality items in the swap. Thank you for helping us work towards our goal of a zero waste event.

Swapping Categories:

  • Baby Supplies: Clothes, shoes, blankets, bottles, dishes, toys, & accessories
  • Children’s Clothing & Toys: casual wear, outerwear, shoes, accessories, clean & working toys (Please note we cannot accept stuffed animals or plush toys for health and safety reasons)
  • 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.

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

Dates & Times

Date: October 14, 2018 | 10:00am–4:00pm

Advance Drop-Off

  • Friday, October 12 from 5:30–7pm
  • Saturday, October 13 from 10am-3pm

Prices & Fees

Admission fee is $5 if you drop off items 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 and you will receive 5 tickets.

Proceeds form this event go towards further community events at Evergreen Brick Works. 


Google Map of Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON

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

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.