Celebrating our 19th year as…a community-driven fundraiser to ensure 4,000+ children in primary schools representing Toronto’s Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park areas receive a toy this Christmas.

With your help last year, we were successful in procuring and delivering thousands of very special educational toys to participating primary schools. The Principals and staff continue to express their gratitude to The Leaside Toy Drive as well as re-enforce the impact of these gifts on students and their families.

We sincerely thank you for your contribution over the years. We could not have done it without you!

Three Ways You Can Contribute…

This year, the Leaside Toy Drive is pleased to offer three meaningful ways you can help. We have designed the fundraiser to allow for everyone in your household, extended family, and your friends to participate in one or more ways. You do not have to reside in the Leaside area.

  1. Contribute to GoFundMe: Your donation goes directly into procuring toys.
  2. Participate in Toy Drive Local, November 1st – December 4th: If you live in or near Leaside, you likely “Shop Local” to some degree. Now you have an additional reason to do so as the participating Merchants are teaming up with one or more Boosters to significantly bump donations to The Leaside Toy Drive based on what you spend. Similar to last year, all you have to do is enroll. It is simple, secure and it’s ready to go. YOU SPEND LOCAL, THEY DONATE.
  3. Guys Night Out – Thursday, November 24th, 7:30PM @ The Leaside Pub: The event that started The Leaside Toy Drive 18 years ago is back after a two-year absence! Save the date to your calendar gentlemen and bring your friends. More information about the event to come.

Word of mouth about the fundraiser really helps so please extend this email to your network. More exciting news to come from The Leaside Toy Drive!


Daryn Everett, Jeff Hohner, Mike Zivot, Ed Wong, Lisa Lefebvre, David Skelly