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Toy Mountain on Sparks: Your At-Work Santas 2022

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Sparks Street businesses are excited to be participating for the second year in a row to build Toy Mountain & YOU can help!


Let's spread smiles and holiday cheer this Christmas season!

From now until December 15, you can drop off a NEW & UNWRAPPED toy to any of the following At-Work Santa locations on Sparks:



📍 90 Sparks Street


Toy Drop Off Hours:

Sunday/Monday: CLOSED


Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 8:00 AM - 6 PM


Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM









📍 30 Metcalfe Street


Toy Drop Off Hours:


Open Daily: (Sunday/ Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday): 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM







📍 220 Sparks Street


Toy Drop Off Hours:


Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, Dec. 4: CLOSED Sunday, Dec. 11: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM Sunday, Dec. 18: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Bonus: For every toy put in the sleigh, HOWARD will match your donation!



📍 206 Sparks Street


Toy Drop Off Hours:


Sunday/Monday: CLOSED


Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM










Sparks Street BIA Toy Mountain collection 2021


Can't get down to a Sparks Street At-Work Santa location?


We'd love to see you - but supporters are also able to make financial donations ONLINE! This year's fundraising goal is $200,000.00. Every donation goes a long way for toys and family community services.



This Age Group Needs Your Help:


New and unwrapped toys are accepted for Ages 0-12. The Salvation Army reminds donors that the following age groups are often forgotten when donations are being made:

  • Babies

  • 8-10 year-olds

  • 11-12 year-olds


Gift Ideas?


Popular items for the older-aged kids include: digital music players, curling irons, hair dryers, hair kits, makeup kits, electronics, books, and hoodies, sporting goods, backpacks, school supplies, board games, scarves, gloves, mitts. Find a full list on Toy Mountain's webpage.


Toy Mountain By The Numbers:


For 26 years, The Salvation Army’s Ottawa Booth Centre (OBC) oversees the collection and distribution of new unwrapped toys to over 7,500 underprivileged families in the Ottawa area annually.


The Salvation Army Toy Mountain staff, media partners, sponsors, and volunteers hand out bags of toys to the parents of over 25,000 kids each year now!


The large colored bags that are distributed contain an average of three new toys and an assortment of stocking stuffers.


The toys come from Ottawa-area businesses, schools, organizations, community groups with major partnership and logistics support from CTV Ottawa and iHeartRadio MOVE 100.


Resources: Registration for Eligible Families


To receive toys from Toy Mountain, eligible families can contact 211, the Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario. Representatives from 211’s information centre will ask parents a few basic questions:

  • Name of child (children)

  • Date of birth

  • Gender

  • Family income

  • Family contact information

The 211 Representative will enter the required information into the Toy Mountain database. This database is a vital component to the success of the campaign.


Once the information entry process is complete, the 211 representative will provide the caller with their toy pick up appointment date and registration confirmation number.


The 211 Representative will also inform clients that they will be asked to provide the following documentation upon arrival at the Toy Centre prior to collecting their toys:

  • Original photo identification of themselves and their children

  • Proof of income indicating that they qualify for the toys

  • Registration confirmation number assigned to them

These conditions are strictly followed to ensure toys are distributed only to eligible families.


Eligible families may also register their children at their local participating Community Centre/Agency.


Thanks for your support, Ottawa!!

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