At Around the Block, we believe consignment, done well, takes care of the consignor, customer, and the community. For 14 years, we've proudly offered quality resale services and a distinctive selection of home decor and furnishings in the greater Toronto area. We've built a successful business by providing our customers with value, trust, and transparency because consigning is a relationship that deserves the utmost respect.
Whether you are downsizing, renovating, redecorating, or managing an estate, we promise to approach your consignments with compassion, transparency, and professionalism. We protect your privacy and guarantee discretion and confidentiality if you consign with us.
That sense of value and respect doesn't only apply to the people we serve. We treat every item that comes into and out of our store as if it were our own. We provide a welcoming and professionally merchandised store for your items and loyal customers that take delight in discovering terrific finds in yesterday's treasures and sees character where others might see imperfection.
How to Consign:
We consign high-quality and gently loved home furnishings and decor that are unique and eclectic, contemporary, vintage, or antique. Our experience and research give us a keen instinct into what pieces will sell and knowledge of the market price for anything we accept. You gain value from our high level of expertise and 60% from the sale of your items.
If you have never consigned before, we recommend checking out our Everything You Need to Know About Consignment guide. We have slightly different processes depending on the size and volume of the items you want to consign, which we describe below. Do take note that regardless of the types of pieces, we do take ins by appointment only 11 AM - 4 PM Tuesday - Saturdays.
For Large Items
If you have large items, including furniture light fixtures, please email us photos in JPEG format to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any pertinent information such as dimensions, condition, and original purchase price. Please do not send photos in Dropbox, Google Drive, or other encrypted formats.
If you have small household items such as china, crystal, and home décor, please call us at 416-546-1760 to make an appointment to bring in your items for assessment.
If you have a large volume of items such as an estate sale to consign, please send us photos, and we will determine whether a site visit is required.
What to Consign
At Around The Block, we take pride in what we do. We accept and consign only high-quality pieces we know will sell. You can expect the highest level of customer service in the industry as well as 60% of the sale price!
- furniture from various styles and periods
- lighting (chandeliers, table lamps, wall sconces)
- china, porcelain, and crystal tableware, figurines, silver plate and sterling silver
- original artwork
- hand knotted rugs
- decorative mirrors
- home décor
- ladies designer accessories (handbags, wallets, etc)
- marked costume jewelry (ie. Sherman)
We Don’t Accept:
- sporting goods
- small appliances
- large appliances
- home healthcare and mobility equipment
- baby furniture or equipment
- self-assembly furniture
- entertainment units
- bedding and table linens
- clothing and shoes
- chipped, broken, or stained goods
- collector plates
- posters and prints
All Intake is by Appointment Only
Our Intake Office is Open:
Tuesday: 11am – 4pm
Wednesday: 11am – 4pm
Thursday: 11am – 4pm
Friday: 11am – 4pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
If you have an entire estate or large volume of items to consign please send us photos and we will determine whether a site visit is required.
We refer to our threshold as “house ready”. We require all items be in as close to perfect condition as possible within reason. The better the condition of the items the faster they will sell and the higher the price they will command. All items are subject to final approval pending the condition upon arrival at our premises. Acceptance of your items may be declined if there appears to be a large discrepancy between the described condition and the actual state of the item(s) brought in.
It is your responsibility to deliver your items to the store. If you need help with furniture and large items we have excellent, reliable, and affordable movers we can recommend. If you are able to deliver items yourself, please make sure you bring help to assist you getting your items into the store.
Our CPPAG accredited appraisers have the knowledge and experience to accurately price your items so that they sell as quickly as possible while getting you the best return on your consignment. In order to assist us, we welcome you to provide us with any information or details you have regarding the original purchase or provenance. Please note we are unable to provide prices over the phone. All prices are determined upon final inspection.
When we received your item, the initial price is set for the first 60 days. If your items have not sold after 60 days, the selling price will be reduced by 10%. Following the initial reduction, th items will continue to be reduced by 10% every 30 days until the items have sold.
We are happy to keep your items until they sell! There is no expiration date!
Cheques are mailed out automatically to consignors at the beginning of every month! Once your items have sold you will receive 60% of the selling price. Please remember that if your items have been with us longer than 60 days, the final selling price will be different than the original price.
Consigned items be taken back at any time without penalty. We kindly request 24 hour notice to retrieve your item(s) off the sales floor and prepare the corresponding paper work.