The ReStore is a local home and building supply store offering a wide range of new and gently-used furniture, home appliances, building materials and more, all at great prices and no HST. When you shop at or donate to the ReStore, you help give items a second life while reducing waste in local landfills. Funding from the sale of items goes back into Habitat Greater Ottawa’s programming.
Like many retail businesses in the city, the ReStore closed temporarily due to COVID-19. During that time, the ReStore team launched ReStore online (restoregoshop.ca) providing a one-stop shop of the ReStore’s selection of furniture, décor, and building materials, all at the same great prices. The move to the online store was a success and allowed the ReStore to continue operating at reduced capacity during the pandemic.
“It was really great to see the response from the Ottawa community when we launched the online ReStore, says Allan Avis, Director of ReStores. “The revenue we were able to generate while our physical stores were closed helped Habitat continue building throughout the spring and summer so five local families could move into their new forever-home.”
The two ReStore locations at Trainyards and Stittsville are now back up and running and open to the public with essential health and safety measures in place. They’re open seven days a week Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Both locations have also partially reopened donation drop-offs of items from the public during store hours, just in case you’ve let items pile up over the last few months.