|Store Type |||Home Improvement|
|Payment |||Interac, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Uptown West/Weston|
|Getting There |||Caledonia bus or Lawrence bus|
|Cross Street |||Lawrence|
|Mon-Wed 10AM-6PM, Thu 10AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun closed|
Profile Last Updated: December 10, 2008
A discounted source for new and gently used renovation materials and supplies, the ReStores are owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity Toronto, who build homes for families in need. The inventory is constantly changing, based on donations from supporters, so every visit provides the opportunity to discover a fantastic deal, one-of-a-kind item, or the missing piece for a design operation.
The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity was established in 1988 as a non-profit and non-denominational Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. The organization works with corporate, individual and faith-based volunteers to give families a hand up, as part of a vision where everyone in the world has a safe and decent place to live. Their values surround housing for all, human dignity, partnership, faith in action, diversity and inclusiveness. People currently living in substandard housing can submit an application toward realizing their dream if they commit to 500 volunteer hours of “sweat equity”. A volunteer crew also helps to salvage many of the items sold in the ReStore.
Made for Giving
The ReStore accepts new and gently used renovation materials such as doors, windows, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures and lighting. Donations must be inspected during normal business hours. Materials submitted for sale not only provide the satisfaction of knowing that the items will find a place someone else’s home, along with the knowledge that the money supports Habitat for Humanity.