DONATIONS OF MATERIALS: We regret that we can NOT take donations of materials at this point as we do not have the capacity to deal with them. Please do NOT leave them at our door. We will have a wish list that we will publish, and will be doing Swap events. Please email before coming with any materials.
Advisory Board Members with expertise particularly in finance, law, business planning, and governance - reuse artists and environmentalists as well. We are working toward Not-for-Profit Status by December 31.
Volunteers, Instructors, Artists, and more to staff events, offer courses, assist with the programs.
If you have an idea, or a proposal, please send it to us at creative.reuse.toronto[at]gmail.com
Fundraising: We need YOUR help!
We are a self-funded space at this point in time, except for the Sewing Hub programs.
We need to install a kitchenette so we can have a "no single-use plastic" facility, and we need light kitchen amenities for meetings and events. GOAL = $15,000.00
We also need to be able to hire staff to manage the space at all times that it is open. GOAL = The more $ we raise, the more classes and events we can have
You can donate online through our not-for-profit community steward - Greenest City Environmental Organization Please mark your donation "Creative Reuse Toronto" Click here Tax receipts are given for donations over $15
a facility that Invests in the future of our planet and sustainable community in Toronto through: . development of an arts and environment learning centre focussed on reuse . skill sharing . workshops . art and craft making . events . education/training . creative reuse of unwanted materials Future Plans . warehouse/store . donation centre
We have been searching for a way to set up a community accessible arts/reuse warehouse/store/donation centre as set out in the above diagram. We are a work in progress.
Unfortunately because of the price of real estate, we are unable at this time to meet the very real need to do so.
What we have added in is a strategic intermediate step: the creation of the Arts & Environment Learning Centre at 68 Abell Street. We are only able to do this with the encouragement and support of a number of organizations: The Epic on Triangle Park Condo Board, Greenest City Environmental Organization and the City of Toronto (through the sewing hub program)
We hope to partner with other initiatives and groups that have the same objectives and vision in order to create a larger scale sustainable program.
While we work on feasibility, governance models, legal issues, and all of those details, Phase I is beginning with teaching creative reuse programs and skill sharing, mostly in the Parkdale- West Queen West area of the City of Toronto.
With our new space, we should be able to do much of what we set out to do originally.
We are also now partnering with Greenest City and the City of Toronto on The Parkdale Sewing Hub. Click the link to here to see more about this project.
Our ideas and concepts are evolving rapidly.
If you are interested in being part of this initiative or would like additional information, please contact us
If you would like to have a presentation made to your group, please contact us to make arrangements.