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The Used Blues Shop (T.U.B.S.)

TUBS is located in the Upper School basement next to the lower dining hall. It is operated by parent volunteers and sells used uniforms (gym t-shirts, athletic shorts, grey pants, khaki pants, blue polos, dress shirts, blazers, etc.) and a limited supply of used textbooks and English books. In addition to supplying students with well-priced uniform items, proceeds from TUBS sales are used to fund Parents’ Organization initiatives for the benefit of students. All sales at TUBS are on an “as is” basis, and there are no refunds or exchanges of purchased items.

Donations

Donations of used uniforms are always gratefully appreciated and are accepted throughout the school year. Please remove your son’s name where you can, place in a bag marked ‘TUBS donations’ and leave inside or outside TUBS, or at reception. All donations of clothing must be uniform items, clean and in good repair. We no longer take blazers on consignment but gratefully accept them as donations. TUBS sales go back to the school community.

Lost and Found

TUBS is the home of the lost and found. The College strongly recommends that all articles of clothing, sports equipment, books and binders be clearly marked with the student’s name and house. Found items are stored in TUBS.

Personal belongings should be kept locked in lockers when not being used. Large sums of money aren’t needed and shouldn’t be brought to school. Valuable watches, jewelry and electronic devices should be left at home. The insurance policy of the College doesn’t cover students’ belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged. Any valuables found (such as wallets, watches, keys, glasses, calculators, cell phones, etc.) should be turned in to the main office for safekeeping and to help the rightful owners find them. Laptops and chargers, specifically, should be turned in to the information technology help desk.

If a lost item is labelled, TUBS volunteers will attempt to contact boys directly via school email. Lost items are stored in TUBS for the remainder of the term in which they’re found. However, 30 days after the end of each term, all unclaimed items become the property of TUBS. These items are then sold by TUBS, with the proceeds going to support the school wish list, or donated to charity.

Hours*

Morning Lunch Afternoon
Monday 8-9 a.m. 12-1 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday 8-9 a.m. 12-1 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday Closed 12-1 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Thursday 8-9 a.m. 12-1 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Friday 8-9 a.m. 12-1 p.m. Closed

*Subject to change (e.g. TUBS isn’t open during holiday periods, school closures, and when the boys are off for Parent/Teacher interviews and afternoon focus days)

New and Used Uniform Sale Event

The New and Used Uniform Sale Event is usually held for the whole Upper School community the Thursday before the start of school in September, and for boarders only the Sunday before the start of school in September. Watch Heads Up for details.

Spring Collections

Dates are held in the spring to donate used uniform items however donations are accepted all year. Watch Heads Up for details about the Spring Collection.

Contact TUBS

Email tubs@ucc.on.ca or call TUBS at 416- 488-1125 ext 2380

Used Book Collections

The PO holds collections in the spring, at which time books can be consigned to Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) for resale over the summer. Parents later receive a credit or cheque from CSBE for a portion of the value remaining in the books that are sold through CSBE (depending on the condition of the books). The PO receives a commission from CSBE. Books that aren’t sold are donated or recycled for charity by CSBE.