Garage sales

Just because an item isn’t any use to you anymore doesn’t mean it can’t be of use to someone else! Before throwing something out, think how it might be reused. Garage sales are a great way to find bargains and give your items a second life.

Community-wide garage sale

A city-wide garage sale is held over one weekend every spring. It’s the perfect opportunity to find bargains and chat with neighbours by either making the rounds of the sales or organizing your own. On that weekend, a permit is not required. Check the calendar to know this year’s date.

Individual garage sales

To hold a garage sale, you must obtain a permit from the Urban Planning, Permits and Inspection Department at a cost of $25 (limit of one a year). Sales can be held on Saturdays only, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., but can be postponed to the next day in the event of rain.

Print the application for a garage sale permit (in French only). Bring the completed form to the Urban Planning, Permits and Inspection Department to obtain your permit. Certain fees apply.

Application for a garage sale permit (in French only)

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