As more Canadians take action to reduce their plastic footprint, bulk and plastic-free stores are starting to pop up all across the country. This pages lists the plastic-free stores in Ontario.

Unboxed Market

Unboxed Market is the first zero waste store located in Toronto, ON, Canada. We are your one-stop shop for daily groceries, bulk goods, and home care products.

Address: 1263 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON 

Website: unboxedmarket.com

Unboxed Market, Toronto ON. Photo source: UnBoxedMarket.com

Bare Market

Bare market is your plastic-free, one-stop shop. You can expect to find:

  • Body care: bulk shampoo, body lotion, makeup and bubble bath. refillable, bulk, locally and/or sustainably sourced body care, DIY ingredients, home care, and food.
  • DIY ingredients: essential oils, butters and  minerals to carrier oils, extracts and clays.
  • Home care: laundry detergent, bamboo toothbrushes, non-plastic cleaning equipment, eco-friendly toys, and much more.
  • Food: bulk dry foods, dairy/vegan alternatives, proteins, and ready-to-go prepared foods.

Bare Market has a BYOC (bring your own container) program. Customers can bring any container they’d like to fill up on bulk goods. Forgot your container at home? They have a bare lending program (because sharing is caring) to use a container for a small, 100% refundable deposit. Bring it back anytime – clean, dry, un-chipped and with a receipt –  and you’ll get your money back, guaranteed.

Address: 1480 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON

Website: baremarket.ca

 

Source: Bare Market on Facebook

Annex Market

Annex Market began in late 2019 as a solution for a local farmer who couldn’t bring organic beans to market. Annex Market is reinventing the grocery store by making local food and sustainable goods available to all at affordable prices.

Address:  783 College St, Toronto, Ontario

Website: annexmarket.com

The Peeled Pantry

The Peeled Pantry is a minimal-packaging online delivery service based out of Toronto. We provide low-waste essentials and refills for our customers so that they can reduce their household plastic-use and overall waste.

Phone: 647 898 1817

Website: peeledpantry.ca

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Zero Waste Bulk (Waterloo)

With the increasing amount of waste we produce as a society, it’s time to change the way we shop. Zero Waste Bulk’s mission is to make it easy to live more sustainably with packaging free goods, local & organic products, and plastic free alternatives. 

Zero Waste Bulk offers:

  • Package-free bulk foods, soaps, and cleaning supplies
  • Locally-made products
  • Sustainable alternatives to everyday items

Address: 110 King St S, Unit B, Waterloo, ON  N2J 1P5

Website: zerowastebulk.com

 

NuGrocery 

At NU, products are offered in bulk or redeemable glass containers.

For bulk products, just follow these simple steps:

  • Bring a clean container from home
  • Weigh and label your empty container
  • Fill your container with product
  • Pay for your product (tare deducted)
  • Eat
  • Wash your container
  • Start again!

When you shop the NU way, you create no packaging waste. Nothing at all. You also reduce food waste and save money because you only buy the quantities that you really need.

Address: 1130 Wellington West Ottawa, ON

Website: nugrocery.com 

NuGrocery