Music Canada Cares Instrument Donation Drive Is Now Open in the GTHA

Last week I posted about Music Canada Cares’ new program The Three Rs of Music Program. With the program’s dedication to Rescuing musical instruments, Restoring them to fully functional condition at local repair shops across Ontario, and Reuniting them with students in Ontario’s publicly-funded schools, one of the vital aspects of the program is collecting instruments. Music Canada Cares has put out a call for donations of gently used musical instruments to residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. 

If you have any gently-used instruments gathering dust somewhere in a closet, storage locker, or some other dark place, you can donate them at one of these drop off points before Thursday November 15:


Music Canada, 85 Mowat Avenue, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Re:Sound Music Licensing, 1235 Bay Street Suite 900, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Toronto City Hall (Film & Entertainment Industries Office) 100 Queen Street West, Tues & Thurs 9:30am-5pm, Fri 12:30pm-5pm
Humber College, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Building A, Office 120E, Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm


Warner Music Canada, 155 Gordon Baker Road (call 416-456-9289 before drop off), Mon-Sun 10am-7pm

North York

Second Closet, 1500 Lodestar Road Unit 11, Mon-Sun 10am-7pm

East York 

St John’s Music, 109 Vanderhoof Avenue, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm


Oakville Naturopathic Wellness Centre, 2172 Wyecroft Rd, Mon-Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm, Fri 8:30am-2:30pm, Sat 8:30am-3:30pm


Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, 120 King St. W. Plaza Level, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson Street, Mon-Thurs & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

The only instruments not accepted are accordions, organs, and pianos. You can stay up to date about drop off locations by visiting the website. After the drive ends on the 15th, Music Canada Cares will hold Let The Music Play, an instrument donation and celebration event at 2nd Floor Events (461 King Street West) in Toronto. The event, hosted by Garvia Bailey (broadcaster, arts journalist, and Three Rs Music Program Advisory Committee member, will feature live performances, art installations, and DJ sets from Ian Campeau (DJ NDN, former member of A Tribe Called Red, and Three Rs Music Program Advisory Committee member) and Justin Peroff (Broken Social Scene). Tickets cost $25 with all proceeds going towards supporting the program and can be purchased here.

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