Consignment with Around the Block

At Around the Block, we believe consignment done well takes care of the consignor, customer and the community. For 15 years we have been the trusted source for quality resale services in the Greater Toronto Area.

Whether you are downsizing, renovating, redecorating or managing an estate, we promise to approach your consignments with compassion, discretion and professionalism. We have built a successful business by providing our customers with value, honesty and transparency because consigning is a relationship that deserves the utmost respect.  We treat every item that comes into our store as our own and highlight every consignment in our warm and professionally merchandised showroom. 
We take great pride in what we do, and we only consign high quality items we know will sell. You can expect the highest quality customer service in the industry as well as 60% of the sale price.


If you haven’t consigned with us before, please note we have different submission procedures depending on the size, volume and types of items you’d like to consign. You can better understand our process by downloading the 'How Consignment Works' document to the right.

In the FAQ below, we will explain our consignment process, and any other questions you may have about consigning with us. We also encourage you to visit the store and/or browse our website to get an idea of what items we accept. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below for important
details on our process and what we take!


How Consignment Works

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Furniture from various styles and periods
  • Lighting (chandeliers, table lamps, floor 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)
  • Fine jewelry
  • Marked costume jewelry (ie. Sherman)
  • Sporting goods
  • Small appliances
  • Large appliances
  • Home healthcare and mobility equipment
  • Mattresses
  • Baby furniture or equipment
  • Self-assembly furniture
  • Entertainment units
  • Bedding and table linens
  • Drapery
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Chipped, broken, or stained goods
  • Collector plates
  • Dolls
  • Pianos
  • Posters and prints
  • Small liqueur glasses
  • Pinwheel crystal
  • Coach, Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Kate Spade handbags

All intake is by appointment only. Please call (416) 546-1760 to book.

Intake appointments are offered Tuesday through Saturday between 11 am and 4 pm. 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 to 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 a mover for your furniture and large items we have excellent, reliable, and affordable moving companies we can recommend. Please note that if you are delivering large items yourself, you must bring enough personpower to assist you in getting your items into the store. 

When you arrive at the shop, please let a staff member know you are here for your intake appointment. If the previous appointment has finished, you can then proceed to unpack your items on the side intake table. An appraiser will take a look at your items and let you know what we can help with.  If there are any items we can’t help with, you will be asked to re-pack them and take them with you. Your items will then be priced as the current lead time allows.

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 or email. All prices are determined upon final inspection.

Your item(s) will be given an initial price for 60 days. If your items have not sold after 60 days, the selling price will be reduced by 10% of the original price. Following the initial reduction, the items will continue to be reduced by 10% of the initial price every 30 days until the items have sold. Items with intrinsic value (gold and silver) will reduce in price by 5% and will follow the same schedule as described above.

Unless your items are seasonal, we are happy to keep your items until they sell! There is no expiration date.

Cheques for $25 or over are mailed out automatically to consignors at the beginning of every month. If the amount is under $25, sales will be batched onto the next cheque.

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 from the original price!

Yes, of course! Your items are yours until they sell, and you can take them back until that point. There is no cost to take an item back.

We require 24 hours notice to retrieve your item(s) off the sales floor and prepare the corresponding paperwork. If you would like to take something back, email or call us with
the SKU numbers of the items you would like to pick up.

We understand that you have various options for consigning your items. To assist you in making an informed decision, we have prepared a useful checklist. Download it now


Please email photos of your large items (eg. furniture, rugs, light fixtures and artwork) in JPEG format to along with dimensions, an accurate description of the condition, the original purchase price, artist’s name and any other pertinent information we should know. 

*Please do not send photos in Dropbox, Zip Files, Google Drive or any other encrypted format*

Small Items

Please call us to make an appointment to bring in your small items (china, crystal, home decor, jewelry, handbags, etc.) for assessment.

We appreciate the time it takes to pack up your items and bring them in. You are always welcome to email us photos (in JPEG format) of your small pieces before bringing them in for an intake appointment.


When we consider a set of dishes, we look at the present demand for the maker and the pattern. We also look at the condition of the set. There is very little demand for any set that has decorative wear, scratching, crazing, chipping, or cracks.

If you would like to consign a dish set with us, please email us photos of the front and back of a dinner plate (this tells us the pattern and the manufacturer) and an inventory of what’s included. If we can help with your dish set, we’ll ask you to make an appointment to bring the full set in.


Please send photos in JPEG format of the *rooms* that contain the pieces you would like to consign with us. From those photos, we will assess if a visit is required.

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