TENTS FROM TORONTO till 12 of September

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TENTS FROM TORONTO is a drive to ONLY collect new and used tents for the flood victims of Pakistan. It is ONGOING event so you can bring in the tents any time. We would like to collect the tents till 12 of September and then submit them to PIA.

You are requested to drop off as many tents as you can to the various following locations.

It is a volunteer initiative and PIA has kindly consented to fly those tents to Pakistan.

In Pakistan RECDO and Rotary are on ground to receive the tents and send them to the areas immediately.

The Pakistan Consulate will also keep bins to collect the tents. Drop off locations will be updated as we get more volunteer support.

Drop off Locations;

In Mississauga Dixie/Lakeshore /Cawthra area


1070 Strathy Ave Mississauga

L5E 2J8

905 990 0358

In Mississauga Square One area


3880 duke of york suite 2810

mississauga l5b4m7

number is: 647 203 1790


In Missisauga Dixie /Eglinton area


West end Drop off location: Kara Mia, 5120 Dixie Rd, Unit 4, Mississauga.

(North west corner of Dixie & Eglington)

For Ramadan: 5 PM-10 PM

After Eid: 11:30AM -10 PM


Erin Mills/Eglinton Area (Mississauga):


1675 The Chase Mississauga, ON, L5M 5Y7 Phone: 905-608-9900

Drop off anytime Tuesday-Sunday: 12:30-6:30



Tariq Javaid

Unit 412, 8 Silver Maple Court, Ont L6T 4N6

416 268 6050/ 905 874 4071


Danish Tanweer

80 Attview Crescent, Brampton L6P2R6



In Toronto ( only till friday)

Fatima Yamin

575 Adelaide St W.

Toronto ON M6J 3R8



Downtown Toronto


24 Wellesley St. West (2 mins from Wellesley TTC)

phone: 647-895-2932


In Scarborough

Abeera Saleem 16 Collingsbrook blvd, Scarborough,

M1W 1L6




Mohammad Patel

2442 Nichoes Drive L6H 6T2 tel; 905 2577947



Tahir Gora




Khurram Shehzad

1200 St-Alexandre Montreal

Cell: +1 514 586 5971



Sharon Duguid

5680 Daffodil Dr

West Vancouver, V7W 1P3

778 387 9474

Used tents are also available @



Mississauga woman holds drive for Pakistan flood victims


Published On Sun Aug 15 2010

Jasmeet Sidhu Staff Reporter

Asma Mahmood can’t understand why there hasn’t been more urgent support for the victims of the Pakistan floods.

So the Mississauga resident decided to organize “Tents from Toronto,” a drive to collect 1,000 tents from GTA residents to help provide shelter for the estimated 20 million people left homeless in her native country.

“For me, I thought it was the easiest thing to do. Shelter is an immediate need, and this is something we can dig out of the house,” says Mahmood, who has been coordinating with the consulate general of Pakistan and with Pakistan International Airlines to ship the tents free of charge.

Much of Mahmood’s organizing has been through Facebook, which has listed locations to drop off the tents, as well as links to places where cheap and second-hand tents can be purchased.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday in a visit to the country that the flooding in Pakistan was the worst disaster he had ever seen, and urged foreign donors to speed up assistance.

The UN has appealed for $460 million in emergency aid for the country, but only 20 per cent has been given.

“I am very much concerned,” says Khalid Usman, a member of the Canadian Friends of Pakistan, which organized a fundraising dinner in Thornhill Sunday night with the International Development and Relief Foundation.

“We know and (the government) knows that that’s not enough. We need more,” he says, referring to the announcement Saturday that Canada would offer an additional $31 million in aid to Pakistan.

Usman says he would like to see the Canadian government match every dollar donated by the Canadian public for flood relief efforts.

In the meantime, both Usman and Mahmood hope all Canadians consider donating their time or money for the Pakistan flood victims in the wake of such sluggish support.

“A better Pakistan, a more solid Pakistan, is a guarantee for stability and progress in that entire region,” says Mahmood. “The individuals of Pakistan are a wonderful people. Do it for them.”


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