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Donate Musical Instruments (Toronto Area)



WishList: http://www.artscancircle.ca/donate/donate-musical-instruments/

Drop off location (to donate new and used instruments) by appointment please:


Borealis Records
276 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 207B
Toronto, Ontario  M4M 3L1
(416) 530-4288

Please be sure to send us an e-mail at artscanoperations@gmail.com to let us know it’s coming. Thanks.

(Note: due to their size/weight to ship, upright pianos and organs are not needed. Thanks.)


Want to donate, to Big Brothers and Big Sisters Toronto, a gently used guitar that may need some repairs or is ready to be played? Guitars for Kids Toronto is accepting guitar donations and will fix them at their own expense and then donate the guitars. Those beyond repair get donated to Etobicoke School of The Arts for example and they turn them into art projects. You can send Big Brothers and Big Sisters an e-mail (Alexandra Gruber alexandra.gruber@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca) to let them know you have donated a guitar and where.) Please do not drop off guitars directly to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters offices, they are officially using Guitars for Kids Toronto to collect and ensure they are in proper shape to give to the kids.

Thank you. Guitars for Kids Toronto e-mail: guitarsforkidstoronto@gmail.com Tel: 416-903-5467 Attn: Dave Wharry

Guitar Drop off location Centre Central:
Capsule Music
985 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON M6H 2X6
Email: info@capsulemusic.com  Telephone: (416)203-0202
Our hours are Tuesday-Friday-10-3, Saturdays-11-5

Guitar Drop off location Centre West:
KAOS Music
3052 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M8X 1C4
E-mail: www.kaosmusiccentre.com  Tel: (416) 233-2232
Monday – Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-3pm

MUSIC CANADA CARES (it’s a non-profit organization – but not a Canadian Registered Charity)

Website: http://www.musiccanadacares.com

Drop off locations: https://www.musiccanadacares.com/news/instrument-drive

Calling on residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to donate gently-used musical instruments in support of music education. Instruments collected will be restored and reunited with students in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.



  1. Hi there would you accept a keyboard and autoharp

  2. Hello, would you accept a childrens drum set? Free. I can drop off . Thanks very much.

    • CharityWishList.ca

      Hi Marianne, thank you for your interest in donating a child’s drum set. CharityWishList.ca is like a directory to help you find a charity near you that wants what you want to give away. CharityWishList.ca doesn’t accept anything itself. You would need to please contact the charity of your choice directly. For Toronto, I would suggest contacting either of the two listed on my website: https://charitywishlist.ca/select-province/ontario/toronto/donate-musical-instruments-toronto-area/

      I hope this information is helpful.
      Thanks for wanting to find a new home for the instrument.
      Michelle Beaupre, Owner, CharityWishList.ca

  3. Hi
    I teach at an inner city middle model school in Toronto. We are in need of any music instruments that we can get.
    Any change someone can help us out.

    • Hi Natasha, thank you for your inquiry. This is just to let you know that I am currently helping with several other requests that are ahead of you, but I should reply properly to your request tomorrow. Thanks, Michelle Beaupre

    • Hi, I have lost my husband. Have a few guitars, banjo, squeeze box. But I live in cobourg area, cannot get to Toronto. Any suggestions? Would love these to go to someone who would appreciate these.

      • Hi Sandra, I am sorry for your loss. There is a program called “Guitars for Vets” that would likely be the perfect fit for your donation of guitars. I have contacted Long & McQuade Music Store in Cobourg and they will get back to me tomorrow (the person who would know is away today. Last I heard all their stores across Canada accept guitars for the Guitars for Vets program. I just want to ensure they are doing it still before I refer you to them.) Guitars for Vets Canada

      • HI Sandra, I just received a call back. Yes, Long & McQuade Music Store in Cobourg would happily accept the guitar, make any repairs it might need, and then at L & M’s own cost send it to the Guitars for Vets Program. You would want to speak with Joel or Boyd (either of them can tell you more about the program.) As for the banjo and the squeeze box, the Guitar for Vets program wouldn’t be the right fit, but Joel suggested that you may want to sell those two items through them and then donate the money to the charity of your choice. Hope this helps. – Michelle, CharityWishList.ca
        LONG & MCQUADE:
        7789 County Road 2
        Phone: (905) 373-1991
        Email: cobourg@long-mcquade.com

  4. Hello,

    I’m new immigrant to Canada (Toronto) and am looking for a donated piano. I’m really passionate about playing one but can’t afford to buy one. Can you please guide me further on this? I apologize in advance if this is not the right platform to raise this request.


    • Hi Varun, in general charities don’t look for piano donations. It’s actually quite difficult to match charities and pianos because they are expensive to move and repair, and the quality of electronic pianos has created an abundance of real pianos looking for new homes. So I don’t know of any charities that would have them available to give away at the moment. But, what I can say is that there are a lot of pianos out there looking for new homes. I suggest placing an ad and asking for one, and mention if you would cover the cost of transporting it. You could likely get quite a few calls. Note that CharityWishList.ca is like a directory that helps people find charities interested in what the person wants to give away, it doesn’t collect any items itself. Hope this is helpful.

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