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Pop-up Clothing Swap

About the Pop-Up Clothing Swap

Did you know that Canadians throw away 37kg of clothing that is still useable every year?  Let’s extend the useful life of our clothing for as long as we can!

Join us and celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada in Nathan Phillips Square! Recycling Council of Ontario, The City of Toronto and Value Village will be hosting a pop-up clothing swap as part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada.  Come and swap out your old Halloween costume for a new one, pick-up a new winter coat or find some new additions for your wardrobe!

How does it work?

  • Bring your gently used clothing items (see below for acceptable items) to the pop-up swap tent in Nathan Phillips Square between 10am – 3pm on Tuesday, October 17 2017. 
  • For every acceptable item you bring, you’ll be given a swap ticket you can use to pick out and take home a ‘new to you’ item.  

What Can I Bring To Swap?


What kind of quality should material be in?

All material should be in gently used condition and still ready for wear. Unfortunately, we can’t accept items with rips, tears, holes, broken zippers, stains for swap.

Should materials be washed before swap?

It is preferred.

What will happen to leftover material that is not swapped?

Any material leftover at conclusion of the event will be collected by Value Village for reuse.

What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event! There will be a large covered tent to protect the material and swappers!

When can items be dropped off? Can I bring items until 3 pm or is there a cut off time?

Items can be brought to the pop-up swap tent between 10am-3pm.  Any materials leftover at 3pm will be collected by Value Village for reuse.

Will there be a change area?

No, we recommend wearing layers.

Is there a limit to the number of items I can bring?

There are no limits to the quantity of items you can bring to the swap, however there will be a limit of 10 swap tickets issued per person.  Any additional material you bring will be collected by Value Village for reuse.

Are you accepting used material for drop-off only?

The Pop-up Clothing Swap encourages visitors to swap items in wearable condition to extend their lifecycle. Any material leftover at conclusion of the event will be collected for reuse.

What is the difference between swap and donation?

At this swap event we are focusing on providing you an opportunity to swap your gently used clothing for someone else’s gently used clothing.  When you donate your clothes to an organization like Value Village, you can include all kinds of material including damaged clothing, not so gently used clothing and even single shoes. 

Have a question not covered here?

Send us an email at info@wrwcanada.com

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