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Drop, Swap & Shop

Try swapping instead of shopping at our Swap Mall. 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. 

Drop, Swap & Shop | April 22, 2018

It’s Earth Day! Why not try swapping instead of shopping at Drop, Swap & Shop?

Pick-up one-of-a-kind items, contribute to the sharing economy and connect with your community at this popular biannual event. Sustainably get rid of things you no longer want and swap them for things you actually do, like a cool lamp or children's clothes. Advance drop-off times are available and you will receive discounted entry when you drop items off in advance!

What else is happening?

Family and Children's Activities

Join Repair Café at their take-apart table in the Children's Garden! They'll be providing children with tools to carefully open up various household items, from mechanical toys to DVD players, to see what's inside and how they work. 

Panel Discussion

Plus, join us for a panel discussion between the Tool Library and other key members of Toronto's sharing economy as they discuss Toronto's sustainable landscape and the role we can all play in buying less, sharing more and reducing our city's footprint.

After the discussion, swing by and learn all about the amazing work that the Tool Library is doing in Toronto's circular economy.

Local Food Court

After you've worked up an appetite swapping, drop by our Local Food Court for some tasty treats from vendors like Asha Green’s Lemonade & Beverages and Molly B’s Gluten Free.

Advance drop-off

We highly recommend dropping off your swap items in advance as it will save you time and money on the day of the event.

Location

FIDO Kitchen, located on the first floor of the Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works. 

Dates

  • Sunday, April 15 from 10am-3pm
  • Friday, April 20 from 5pm-7pm
  • Saturday, April 21 from 10am-3pm

You can also drop off items on the day of the event, Sunday, April 22 from 10am-3pm.

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 (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: April 22, 2018 | 10:00am–4:00pm

Drop, Swap & Shop will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 10am-4pm. 

Advance drop-off times

  • Sunday, April 15 from 10am-3pm
  • Friday, April 20 from 5pm-7pm
  • Saturday, April 21 from 10am-3pm

Please note that you can also drop off items on Sunday, April 22 but only from 10am-3pm. 

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.

Location

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.