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CTV and MOVE 100’s Toy Mountain 2021

Thank you for your generosity in helping to build Toy Mountain higher than it’s ever been before! Each year, Toy Mountain and the Salvation Army provide toys to over 20,000 children, and this year our goal is to leave no child in Ottawa without a gift to open on Christmas morning.

We are encouraging everyone to stay safe by donating in whatever way you are able and proud to continue the tradition of helping our partners at The Salvation Army bring smiles to the faces of children and teens on Christmas morning.

Taking part has been made safe and easy! You can simply make an online donation, or you may donate a new, unwrapped toy and you will help make this Christmas a special one for girls and boys in need across the community.

How to participate

As an individual:

  • Donate online: Online donations can be made here to help us buy toys in bulk and get the most bang for your buck.
  • Donate a toy: Simply purchase and donate and toy and place it (unwrapped) in an official Toy Mountain donation bin before December 17th. We distribute toys to children aged 0-12.
  • Volunteer: To volunteer at the Toy Mountain warehouse by sorting toys, please email Kristine Farnel.

As a group or business organization:

  • Lead an At Work Santa program in your office. Gather your co-workers and simply collect new unwrapped toys as a group! Register Here to receive your At Work Santa poster.

How to receive toys


If you need toys for your children, please call 2-1-1. They will be able to direct you to one of the city’s Community Resource Centres or they can tell you the best place for you to register as there are many organizations that will register on your behalf.

COVID-19 safety measures


To learn more about the safety measures and COVID-19 restrictions in place when collecting toys for your children, please click here.

Financial donations


Fundraising Goal: $300,000.00

Make a financial donation online here.


  • Lego
  • WowWee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey Toy Zoe
  • Monster High
  • Barbie
  • Disney princesses
  • Board games
  • Crafts
  • Activity sets
  • Sports equipment


  • Lego
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Zoomer Dino, Dog
  • DC Comic toys
  • Marvel Comic toys
  • Star Wars
  • Nerf
  • Board games
  • Remote control cars/Helicopters/Planes
  • Sports equipment

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What are the ages of the children for whom toys are being collected?

A: We collect and distribute toys for boys and girls aged 0-12.

Q: What is the deadline for Toy drop-offs?

A: Toy Mountain will be collecting toys right up until Friday, December 17th.

Q: What age groups does Toy Mountain have the most trouble getting toys for?

A: Toy Mountain is typically short on toys for boys and girls in the 0-2 and 11-12 year old categories. Donations for these age groups are especially appreciated.

Q: How do my donations get to Toy Mountain? 

A: Full list of drop off locations and their hours of operation coming soon

Q: When should I drop off my donations? 

A: The earlier the better! Our volunteers need as much time as possible to sort and distribute the toys.


If you have a question that is not answered above, please send it to our Ottawa Toy Mountain Co-ordinator, Ryan Kaitola. and he will answer it, or connect you with someone who can!

At Work Santa Program


Become an 'At Work Santa' 

Lead an At Work Santa program in your office. Gather your co-workers and simply collect new unwrapped toys as a group! 

Complete the form below to register and receive your At Work Santa poster to print and position around your collection area.