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The Zero-Waste Shopping Guide to Toronto

With a huge number opportunities for zero-waste shopping in Toronto, it's easy being green. Our comprehensive zero-waste shopping guide to Toronto is a comprehensive (and growing) list of Toronto businesses are doing their part to reduce Toronto's carbon footprint. The city's zero-waste and low-waste shopping and dining options are broken down into four categories below: Fashion, furniture and decor, farmers markets and food. Do you have a favourite green shop we should include? Be sure to let us know!


The environmental benefits of green products are not that they somehow fix the environment or have zero impact, but rather that their environmental impacts are less than those of similar products. Additionally, over-time, your zero-waste efforts will have an accumulative effect in the global resolve to combat climate change.

Fashion

Under the fashion category in our zero-waste shopping guide to Toronto, you'll find second hand stores, vintage shops, and clothing merchants that sell mostly made in Canada or made in Toronto goods. Our favourite stores here don't even offer you bag at checkout because its a given that you should have your own. Fear not, these Toronto clothing stores have everything on your shopping list and more.

Preloved

138 Nugget Ave, Scarborough, ON M1S 3A7

Logan and Finley

670 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E5

The Wanderly

1613 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T9

Good Juice Box Vintage

768 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

Coffee and Clothing

348 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z2

Common Sort

760 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

Wuxly

884 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

Birds of North America

1114 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9

The Good Tee

150 Dan Leckie Way suite 2503, Toronto, ON M5V 0C9

Tree Chic

8A Bay St., Toronto, ON P2A 1S3

I Miss You Vintage

63 Ossington Ave Unit K, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z2

Black Market Clothing

Upstairs, 347 Queen St W 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2A4

Mama Loves You Vintage

541 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6

Gadabout Vintage

1300 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1C4

Encircled

201-300 Campbell Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 3V6

Value Village
Chartreuse Style

1692 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B3

Kotn

754 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E9

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Scout

1140 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1L1

Guff Furniture

1 Davies Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2A6

Eco Existance

766 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B5

Habitat for Humanity Restore

3 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2R6

Quince Flowers

660 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G5

Sweetpea's

294 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M4

Token

777 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H5

Easy Tiger

1447 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y7

FARMERS' MARKETS

Leslieville Farmers' Market

150 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 2R1

Withrow Market

725 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3B9

St. Lawrence Market

93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

Trinity Bellwoods Farmers' Market

241-257 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W7

Cabbagetown Farmers' Market

191 Winchester St, Toronto, ON M4X 1B8

Underpass Park Farmers' Market

29 Lower River Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1M6

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FOOD ETC.

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The Source

901 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J4

Avling

1042 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K4

The Big Carrot

348 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

Rowe Farms

893 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J5

Hooked

888 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J3

St. John's Bakery

153 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2E9

Bonjour Brioche

812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

Good Karma

689 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G6

The Bee Shop

1340 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1P2

Unboxed Market

1263 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X6

Eco-friendly products we love

This is where you can find K-media's favourite planet-friendly products, sourced from independent shops around Toronto.

Organic rose oils for radiant skin in a glass bottle. What more could you ask for from a face cream?

LESLIEVILLE

Review

The best thing about this bar of soap is not the smell or the suds but that it doesn't come in a plastic container. 

LESLIEVILLE

With toasty notes of cardamom, black pepper and cedar, this 100 percent soy wax candle is ideal for winter.

LESLIEVILLE

Ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly laundry detergent packed into a tiny strip. 

RIVERSIDE

This enormous, thick cotton canvas tote bag is perfect for market days and better than plastic in every way. 

LESIEVILLE