Branches

*Last updated: May 2, 2021*

Due to COVID-19 concerns, several of our seed library branches will unfortunately be temporarily closed until further notice. Those that are confirmed to be closed are specified below. If you are interested in visiting a branch that is not confirmed to be closed at this time, please contact the branch via e-mail or telephone before physically making a trip there.

We are also temporarily changing the way that we function to accommodate those who are in need of seeds! Please read our latest post on the main page of our website for further details!

There are currently 22 active branches of the Toronto Seed Library. You can also find us at pop-up events related to food, seeds, the environment, sustainability, agriculture, The Commons, and more!

*Note* – You do not need to return seeds to the same branch you borrowed them from. Seeds can be borrowed at and returned to any of our branches. Be sure to check ahead for events, details and hours of operation!

On-Location Branches

A-Z List of Temporary Drop-off/Pick-up Locations

Bloordale
Location ~
121 Emerson Avenue
Contact ~
torontoseedlibrary@gmail.com
Hours of Operation ~
Contact to coordinate seed mailing
List of seeds available at location ~ 
Click here to view what’s available!

Eglinton/Caledonia
Location
~ 541 Blackthorn Avenue
Contact ~ Ava: adk.lightbody@gmail.com
Hours of Operation ~ Contact to coordinate a pick-up/drop-off
List of seeds available at location Click here to view what’s available!

A-Z List of On-Site Branches

Black Creek Community Farm
Location ~ 4929 Jane St. North York
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner ~ Black Creek | Everdale

Carrot Green Roof/Alter Eden (The Danforth)
Location ~ 348 Danforth Ave. (on the roof)
Contact ~ Gillian Leith: alter_eden@hotmail.com
Hours of Operation ~ Contact to coordinate an appointment
Partner The Carrot Green Roof

Church of Saint-Stephen-in-the-Fields (Kensington Market)
Location ~ 103 Bellevue Ave.
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner Church of Saint Stephen–in–the–Fields

Community Action Resource Centre (West Toronto)
Location ~ 1652 Keele St.
Contact ~ INACTIVE
PartnerCommunity Action Resource Centre

CRC Regent Park Food Centre
Location ~ 40 Oak St.
Contact ~ Ashrafi: ashrafia@tcrc.ca
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
PartnerCRC Regent Park Food Centre

Creative Reuse Toronto
Location
~ 68 Abell St.
Contact ~ Sue Talusan: creative.reuse.toronto@gmail.com
Hours of Operation ~ By appointment only
Partner ~ Creative Reuse Toronto

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
GrOCAD @ OCAD University

Location ~
122 St. Patrick St. (also accessible from 113 McCaul St.) [only available to OCAD U students]
Contact ~
Heather Evelyn: hevelyn@ocadu.ca
Hours of Operation ~
Hours can be found here
Partner ~
The Learning Zone at OCAD University

Harvest Noon Café @ University of Toronto
Location ~ 16 Bancroft Ave. (GSU Building, 2nd Floor)
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner ~ Harvest Noon Café

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
High Park Nature Centre

Location ~ 375 Colborne Lodge Dr. (inside High Park)
Contact  ~  Jon Hayes: 416-392-1748 ext. 2 | jon@highpark.org
Hours of Operation ~ Contact to coordinate an appointment
Partner ~ High Park Nature Centre

iSchool Inforum @ University of Toronto
Location ~ Inforum (Library), Faculty of Information, 140 St. George Street. 5th Floor
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner ~ Reference Librarian Nalini Singh and the Inforum Staff

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
LAMP Community Health Centre (Etobicoke)

Location ~ 185 Fifth St.
Contact ~ Makiko Hatashita: 416-252-9701 ext. 271 | makih@lampchc.org
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-5pm
Partner ~ LAMP Community Health Centre

Maloca Community Garden @ York University
Location ~ 4700 Keele St.
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner ~ Maloca Community Garden

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
MacGregor Playground Seed Library
Location ~
The MacGregor Playground Fieldhouse at 346 Lansdowne Avenue, just north of College
Contact ~
 Ava Lightbody: adk.lightbody@gmail.com

Partner ~ Botanicus Art Ensemble
Hours of Operation ~ By appointment only

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Mustard Seed

Location 
~ 791 Queen St. E.

Contact infomustardseed@csj-to.ca
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Partner ~ Fontbonne Ministries

New College @ University of Toronto
**Open only to students, faculty, and stafff at U of T**
Location ~ 20 Willcocks St. (DG Ivey Library)
Contact ~ Jeff Newman: 416-978-2493 | jeff.newman@utoronto.ca
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat: 11am-7pm
Partner ~ Office of Residence and Student Life & DG Ivey Library

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
OISE Library
Location ~ 252 Bloor St. West
Contact ~ Subhanya Sivajothy: subhanya.sivajothy@mail.utoronto.ca

Hours of Operation ~ Hours can be found here
Partner ~ OISE Library

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
PermacultureGTA (Thornhill)

Location ~ Mobile Branch
Contact ~  Spirit Pilkington: connect@permaculturegta.org
Hours of Operation ~ Contact to coordinate an appointment
Partner ~ PermacultureGTA

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Regenesis @ Glendon College (in Lunik Cafe)

Location ~ 2275 Bayview Ave., Lunik Co-op in the basement of Glendon Hall
Contact ~ Wanita Jagdesh |  wanita@regenesis.eco
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm; Fri 10am-5pm
Partner Regenesis

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Regenesis @ Ryerson University

Location ~ 350 Victoria St., (in the POD building, outside the library entrance)
Contact ~ Mariah Mullally |  ryerson@regenesis.eco
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Sun 5am-1am
Partner Regenesis

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Regenesis @ University of Toronto (in Anthropology Building Lounge)

Location ~ 19 Russell Street
Contact ~ Michael Kenny | 1-888-326-0009 |  info@regenes.is
Hours of Operation ~ By appointment only
Partner Regenesis

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Regenesis @ University of Toronto Scarborough (in Cullinaria)

Location ~ 1265 Military Trail, Science Wing Building, Room 312
Contact ~ Michael Kenny | 1-888-326-0009 |  info@regenes.is
Hours of Operation ~ By appointment only
Partner Regenesis

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Regenesis @ York University

Location ~  349 York Lanes, 4700 Keele St.
Contact ~ Wanita Jagdesh |  wanita@regenesis.eco
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Thurs 9am-5:30pm
Partner Regenesis

Riverdale Hub/Social Gardener Cafe
Location ~ 1326 Gerrard St. East
Contact ~ 416-465-6021 | bianca@riverdalehub.ca
Hours of Operation ~ Tues-Sun: 9am-6pm
Partner ~ Riverdale Hub

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

Location ~ 18 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
Contact ~ Esel Panlaqui |epanlaqui@tno-toronto.org
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Partner ~ Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Toronto Botanical Garden (North York)

Location ~ 777 Lawrence Ave. East
Contact ~ Mark Stewart: 416-397-1375 | librarian@torontobotanicalgarden.ca
Hours of Operation ~ Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm
Partner ~ Toronto Botanical Garden

*Curb-side pick-up only, due to COVID-19 concerns; please contact first!*
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (Moss Park)

Location ~ 200 Gerrard St. East (2nd Floor)
Contact ~ Kimberley Vaz: 416-506-1400 ext. 216 | kvaz@pwatoronto.org
Hours of Operation ~ Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri: 12pm-4pm
Partner ~ Toronto People With AIDS

Toronto Tool Library Downsview
Location ~ 2793 Keele St. (inside Downsview Library)
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner Institute for a Resource Based Economy (IRBE)

Toronto Tool Library East York
Location ~ 1803 Danforth Ave.
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner Institute for a Resource Based Economy (IRBE)

*Confirmed to be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns*
Toronto Tool Library Parkdale

Location ~  1499 Queen St. West (in the basement of PARC)
Contact  ~ 647-498-1258 | torontotoollibrary.com
Hours of Operation ~ Tues & Thurs 3-8pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Partner ~ Institute for a Resource Based Economy (IRBE)

Toronto Tool Library Spadina
Location ~  192 Spadina Ave.
Contact  ~ 647-715-4767 | kevin@torontotoollibrary.com
Hours of Operation ~ Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: 3-8pm; Sat/Sun: 10am-3pm
Partner ~ Institute for a Resource Based Economy (IRBE)

Toronto Tool Library St. Clair West
Location ~ 830 St. Clair W.
Contact ~ INACTIVE
Partner ~ Institute for a Resource Based Economy (IRBE)