The Free Store is your one-stop shop that allows you to drop off stuff you don’t want anymore and pick-up things you do want for FREE. Essentially, this is a “store” where everything is free!

Our goal is to create a campus where waste is a thing of the past. By creating a space where anyone can drop off and pick up stuff, we hope to reduce consumption by offering free items to the campus. We want to make sure that items have a second chance to be used before they go to the landfill or off for recycling.

Some common items include clothing, footwear, towels and blankets, office supplies, kitchen ware, electronics, lamps, textbooks and novels, etc.

Free Store details

Summer hours (June 8th to August 26th)
Wednesday - 10am to 3pm



For all inquiries, please send an email to our coordinators or like our Free Store Facebook page 


Hours of operation
Tuesday - 10am to 3pm
Wednesday - 1pm to 6pm
Thursday - 10am to 3pm


We are not open..

  • October 26th to October 30th
  • December 5th to January 11th
  • February 17th to February 21st
  • April 8th to May 26th


Summer hours (June 8th to September 2nd)

Tuesday - 2pm to 7pm

Wednesday - 10am to 3pm

647 King Edward Ave, Ottawa, ON

What you can donate


We aren’t too picky about what we collect so long as it is something that could be used by someone else.

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Towels and blankets
  • Office supplies
  • Kitchen ware and small appliances
  • Electronics and  lamps
  • Textbooks and novels
  • Much much more...

Not Acceptable

  • Large pieces of furniture (sofas, beds, wall unit, etc.)
  • Large appliances (stoves, washer and dryers, etc.)
  • Broken and damaged electronics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Undergarments

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