Bag of Toronto: Support Us by Supporting Local Business


During this holiday season when you support local business you are supporting us!

Bag of Toronto sells neighborhood-themed gift bags filled with goods from small businesses. During these holidays if you buy a bag of goods, proceeds will be donated to FCJ Refugee Centre!

Thanks to Bag of Toronto for choosing FCJ Refugee Centre as the charity of this year in the Oakwood neighborhood.

Bag of Toronto is a non-profit organization selling curated bags of local goods to support small businesses in Toronto. It started during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and offer a way for Torontonians to support the businesses they know and love, all in one purchase.

This holiday season Bag of Toronto is back to invite local residents to choose from eight curated bags from distinct neighbourhoods (Bloordale, Bloorcourt, Ossington, Queen West, College Promenade, Riverside, Kensington Market, and Oakwood).

Purchase a bag for a family member, friend, or to treat yourself! Every purchase makes a positive impact on 80+ small businesses and any profits are donated to eight charities, one in each respective neighbourhood.

Highlights from the project include:

  • Distributing over $160,000 to local businesses during a time of great need.
  • Over 3000 bags have been sold, along with $12,000 raised in donations.
  • In each bag, customers receive 5-6 items sampled from small businesses.
  • Partner vendors pay NO FEES to be included. Bag of Toronto purchases directly from the local businesses.

This program was made possible in partnership with eight BIAs (Bloorcourt, Bloordale, College Promenade, Ossington, Queen West, Riverside, Kensington Market, and Oakwood).

If you’re interested to learn more, reach Bag of Toronto at or visit Purchases can be made at