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July 24th, 2020

Since 1984, Moisson Montréal has been collecting food donations and essential products on the island of Montreal and distributing them for free to community organizations. It has thus become the food bank distributing the most food in Canada.

Over the years, a solid partnership has developed between Moisson Montréal and Renaissance.

This partnership helps the participants of Renaissance's integration programs in providing them with emergency food aid. At a crucial moment in their lives, when they are led to follow a 26-week training program, this assures them food security while other organizations in their neighbourhood take over. Thus, for nearly 15 years, Moisson Montréal and Renaissance have been combining their efforts to allow participants in the integration programs to succeed in their training.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Renaissance has received nearly $5,000 worth of non-perishable foods from Moisson Montréal. A big thank you to Moisson Montréal, which greatly contributes to the success of our participants!

To know more about Moisson Montréal, visit : https://www.moissonmontreal.org/en/

July 17th, 2020

To our community,

To limit the spread of Covid-19, Quebec government regulations now states that masks or face coverings are mandatory in all indoor public places in Quebec. This regulation will be effective as of Saturday, July 18.

All Renaissance establishments will therefore ensure that this rule is enforced within their premises. At the entrance of each store, an attendant will have to refuse access to everyone who is not wearing a mask . Employees will also ensure that customers keep their faces covered inside the stores.

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July 11th, 2020

A Donation Centre for Greenfield Park!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new donation centre in Longueuil, located at 2130 Victoria Avenue.

As of Monday, July 13, South Shore citizens will be able to bring their donations.

Click here to find the location on Google. 

This donation centre will allow citizens to dispose of goods they no longer use in an environmentally responsible manner. Anyone interested in doing their part for the environment and for the community is therefore invited to come and entrust their donations of clothing and other reusable household goods to the depot.

See the list of what you can give to Renaissance

Do good by shopping and giving to Renaissance:

By donating and shopping at Renaissance, you are not only making an ecological gesture, you are also doing good with your possessions. In this way, you support our employment program that changes the lives of hundreds of people every year. In fact, all your donations are sorted, labeled, and then resold at low prices and without taxes through our network of second-hand stores and bookstores.

100% of your donations and purchases support Renaissance's social mission of helping people return to the job market, which has already helped more than 5000 people since its creation.

July 10th, 2020

Renaissance can help you get back into the job market!

Available in many of our thrift stores, our Employment Assistance Centres help you practice interviews, find potential employers or renew your resume.

It's free and no appointment needed!

Find our Resource Centres in the following establishments :

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July 07th, 2020

Need a new look for the Summer? Update your wardrobe by visiting the new Renaissance thrift store (friperie) at 3237, des Sources Boulevard in Dollard-des-Ormeaux!

You will find a wide selection of clothing for women, men and children, as well as fashion accessories, shoes, books and much, much more. At Renaissance, you can dress your entire family on a budget, and pay no taxes.

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June 29th, 2020

Renaissance is pleased to announce the opening of its 16th thrift store at 3237 des Sources Boulevard in Dollard-des-Ormeaux! The non-profit organization is already well established in the West Island of Montreal with its 4 donation centres and 2 bookstores. The opening of a thrift store was eagerly awaited by the residents.

"The opening of our store in Dollard-des-Ormeaux is a great moment for the entire organization. It is the first Renaissance thrift store to open since our opening in Brossard in 2018," said Mr. Éric St-Arnaud, General Manager of Renaissance. " The Galeries des Sources thrift store will strengthen our social mission by welcoming 10 new participants into our professional training program in addition to our 45 employees”. The store will also see the first expression of Renaissance’s new brand image.

Shopping at Renaissance means discovering thousands low-priced and tax-free treasures - from clothing and fashion accessories, to kitchen and home decor items, books and much more. It also means supporting the employment integration program that truly changes the lives of hundreds of people every year. In 2019-2020, Renaissance helped more than 2,300 individuals return to the job market.

Renaissance therefore invites you to visit its new thrift store as of July 2nd. For the upcoming weeks, our opening hours will be:

• Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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June 09th, 2020

Come and discover the LIQUIDATION section of the Renaissance thrift store located at 1530 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Blvd. in Pointe-aux-Trembles.

Click here for directions.

A 50% discount is applied at all times on the merchandise*. You will find clothes, fashion accessories, decorative items, books and much more.

The opening hours of the thrift store are:

  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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May 27th, 2020

Located at 5900 Ferrier street, Montreal (click here for directions), the liquidation centre allows you to buy goods that have not been sold in our stores, bookstores and boutiques.

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May 22nd, 2020

The situation we are living brings a fair amount of changes and challenges to the community. The social and economical impacts of the crisis emphasise the importance of Renaissance’s triple mission: social, environmental and economical.

This being said, the health and safety of our employees, customers, donors and business partners remains our priority. For this reason, we have reviewed our ways of operating to ensure we offer everyone a safe and healthy environment. We have also implemented all occupational health and safety measures recommended by the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST).

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May 22nd, 2020

The reopening of our stores will be done gradually.
Here are the opening to help you plan your visits. *

Monday, May 25th
St-Jacques, St-Laurent and Verdun stores
St-Lambert and Victoria boutiques
Beaumont, Bélanger, Fleury-Hamel, Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Ontario bookstores
Liquidation Centre

Tuesday, May 26th
Décarie, Des Laurentides, Henri-Bourassa, Masson, Plateau, St-Martin and St-Hubert stores

Wednesday, May 27th
Pointe-aux-Trembles and Portobello stores


Our opening hours will be restricted to allow teams to do a thorough clean-up at the end of each day.

In order to respect the 2-meter social distancing, we suggest that you do not all come on the day of the reopening. There will be great finds every day at Renaissance.

* Dates and hours of operation may change as the situation evolves. Any changes will be communicated on Facebook and our website.