Toronto’s largest Holiday Gift Swap is BACK for its fifth year!

Date:
2017 December 16 - 10:00AM to 3:00PM EST
Location:
Bathurst Street 720 M5S 2R4 Toronto
Attendees:
7 persons are going

Toronto’s largest Holiday Gift Swap is BACK for its fifth year! Why buy gifts and consume plastic waste when you can swap for that special someone instead?

Greenpeace Canada and the Toronto Tool Library have teamed up to launch Toronto’s premier swap event of the season as part of “MAKE SMTHNG WEEK,” an international festival celebrating alternatives to consumerism and breaking free from plastic waste. To learn more about our campaign, visit: https://www.makesmthng.org/

On December 16th in Toronto, you’re invited to forgo shopping for new things and swap to find a previously loved treasure. Plus, join our FREE Maker workshops and zero-waste gift wrapping station.

WHERE: 720 Bathurst St (Centre for Social Innovation, Bathurst subway)

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16th @ 10AM - 3PM

WHAT: Swapping + FREE Maker workshops + Zero-waste gift wrapping station

--- VOLUNTER: Register on Greenwire for a volunteer role and get 5 free tickets to the swap plus pizza lunch ---

 

HOW DOES SWAPPING WORK?

Bring new or gently used, gift-able items and exchange them for a gifts for friends and family. Please ONLY bring items you deem worthy of being a gift.

RULES:

1)  All items are deemed to have equal value, no matter monetary value or size. 

2) Maximum number of 10 tickets will be given per person, however, there is no limit to the number of items that can be donated.

3) This is a zero-waste event, meaning we ask you to reduce plastic and waste by bring reusable bags for carrying your gifts and avoid items with excessive packaging.

PRE-SWAP DROP-OFF: 

Items can be dropped off prior to the event at  three locations across the city. Visit us during opening hours at the Toronto Tool Library:https://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/locationsandhours/

WHAT TO BRING?

– Gift-able and gently used items for swapping (more info below)

– T-shirts or clothing for the zero-waste gift wrapping station

– Empty glass bottles for making your own cup (i.e. beer bottles)

EXAMPLES OF SWAP-ABLE ITEMS: 

We will only accept items that are new, gently used or in good condition. We reserve the right to reject  items.

Here’s some examples of items to swap:

– children’s toys, clothing and accessories (in clean and good condition) – undamaged books, CDs, DVDs – electronics (new or gently used) – jewelry – musical instruments – kitchenware – housewares – clothing (clean and good condition) – handmade items – services (such as a gift certificate to a service you or someone else offers) – artwork (framed/unframed) and sculptures

Last year, 5,000 swaps occurred and we’re hoping to break that record this year!

MORE INFO:

– Learn more about Greenpeace’s MAKE SMTHNG WEEK, visit: https://www.makesmthng.org/

-Learn more about Greenpeace’s plastics campaign, visit: https://act.greenpeace.org/page/8009/action/1

-Learn more about the Toronto Tool Library, visit: https://torontotoollibrary.com/