The top 10 thrift stores in Toronto
The top thrift stores in Toronto are those that keep on giving, whether that's through super-low prices, a sweet variety of vintage garb, or right back into the local community. These stores depend on their community's regular donations in order to keep afloat, so in many ways, it's a mutually beneficial relationship.
Located not far from the Lansdowne subway station, this expansive Value Village location has everything a second-hand shopper might be looking for: furniture, clothes for all genders and ages, accessories and home décor. Their large change-room section has an employee on hand to monitor your fitting experience.
This Gerrard East second-hand store, run by the Yonge Street Mission, is doing more than its part to serve the surrounding community. It's focused on providing clean, suitable clothing for struggling families in need of professional outfits for job interviews, wedding dresses, and a comfortable shopping experience that's within their price range.
Despite its small exterior, St. John's Thrift Store on the Danforth has a healthy selection of clothing, housewares, collectibles, and other goodies for Toronto's east-end thrifters. Any revenue made is invested right back into the local community by St. John's Compassionate Mission.
National Thrift's second-hand chain location on Kingston Road in Scarborough offers one of those day-long thrift-hunting excursions that is well-worth the time. The big-box store has more than enough stock to choose from in the clothing department.
By name alone, The St. Vincent de Paul's Store and Warehouse location in Etobicoke implies a massive amount of used goods. It's stocked with racks upon racks of donated clothes and a ton of 1970s style furniture. It's well-organized and a good mix of everyday day wear.
Thrift Town's biggest selling point is its super affordable furniture and mattresses. Although the mattresses are - thankfully - not used, they are sold amongst a vast selection of used and factory-reject furniture that customers claim to be long-lasting and reliable investments. The store also stocks a great selection of used clothing for people of all ages.
Parkdale's Hidden Thrifty Store is the brainchild of Aya Oryem, a former Goodwill employee who knows how to get the best (and most affordable) thrift store finds. That's why she opened Hidden Thrifty Store, located on Roncesvalles north of Queen St. full of inexpensive second-hand treasures.
This Upper Beach thrift location is the only one of its kind and operates with the young Toronto family in mind. Its quaint storefront offers a sweet selection of children's books, clothing, and toys, household items and kitchenware. The store is run primarily by volunteers and is part of the Pegasus Community Project.
This cozy little spot is a thrifters dream. The Corktown shop near Queen and Sherbourne opened a standalone storefront after a successful run at the Arts Market. They carry a thoughtful curation of vintage home decor and a small (but good) selection of vintage clothing.
So many accessories, homewares and types of clothing in this 10,000 square foot store. It's very well organized and has a showcase section for nicer, more collectable and higher end designer items. They also regular sales on their regularly low prices.
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