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TOY MOUNTAIN 2023 (NOV.23 – DEC. 22)


2023 marks the 28th year of the CTV Toy Mountain Campaign, supporting The Salvation Army. Every year, we invite businesses, schools, organizations, community groups, and CTV viewers to collect and donate toys to local families in need. As a growing number of Canadians struggle amid the increasing cost of living and financial uncertainty, the generosity of your donations will help bring smiles to children’s faces this holiday season


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You can also find us on Facebook (@ToyMountainTO), Instagram (@ctvtoymountain ) and X (formerly Twitter) (@ToyMountain ). 


It’s so easy to make a difference!

You can make a financial donation online just by clicking here.

When you donate online, you will allow us to purchase gifts for age groups as needed.

You can make your online financial contribution and receive a charitable tax receipt.

You may also donate a new, unwrapped toy to a Toy Mountain bin at your local mall or other participating locations.

We are grateful for all toys that are donated, but please do not forget the tweens, teens and babies.  We often fall short on gifts for these age groups so please consider these children when selecting a toy to donate.  Here are some ideas of appropriate items for tweens and teens.

Tweens and teens (10 and up):  curling irons, digital music players, hair dryers, hair kits, makeup kits, jewelry, electronics, books, hoodies, sporting goods, backpacks, school supplies, board games, scarves, gloves and gift cards.


Join Toy Mountain live on-location!
  • LAUNCH: Thursday, Nov. 23: Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s, Vaughan
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28: ODC Toy Mountain Headquarters, North York
  • Wednesday, Nov 29: Access Storage, Leaside
  • Thursday, Nov. 30: Toronto Premium Outlets, Halton Hills
  • Friday,  Dec. 1: Swiss Chalet, Oakville
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5: Yorkwoods Community Church
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6: Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s, Vaughan
  • Thursday, Dec 7: LEGOLAND, Vaughan
  • Friday, Dec. 8: CF Sherway Gardens, Etobicoke
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12: Yorkminster Citadel  
  • Wednesday, Dec 13: Toronto Area Ford Dealers, Brampton
  • Thursday, Dec. 14: Garden Square Brampton, Brampton
  • Friday, Dec. 15: Pride of Canada Carousel, Markham
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19: Mississauga Community Church 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20: Best Buy (1421 Harmony Road North, Oshawa)
  • Thursday, Dec. 21: : CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto
  • FINALE: Friday, Dec. 22


To donate online:


Toys collected at the major malls are picked up regularly and transported to The Salvation Army Toy Distribution Warehouse.  Arrangements can be made for toys collected through a group effort to be picked up where 100 toys have been gathered.


Sherway Gardens

Cloverdale Mall

Burlington Mall

Oakville Place

Dixie Outlet Mall

Woodbine Centre

Islington Nurseries

Access Storage (All Ontario locations)

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s - Niagara on the Lake

All Toronto-Area Ford Dealers

Swiss Chalet Restaurants



Hillcrest Mall

Promenade Mall

Access Storage (All Ontario locations)

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s - Barrie

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s - Vaughan

All Toronto-Area Ford Dealers

Swiss Chalet Restaurants



Dufferin Mall

Eaton Centre

Yonge Sheppard Centre

Lawrence Allen Centre

Yonge/Eglinton Centre

Bayview Village

Access Storage (All Ontario locations)

All Toronto-Area Ford Dealers

Swiss Chalet Restaurants



Pickering Town Centre

Oshawa Centre

Markville Mall

Access Storage (All Ontario locations)

All Toronto-Area Ford Dealers

Swiss Chalet Restaurants

Best Buy North Oshawa