Each year the Canadian Toy Testing Council enlists help from real kids and families to try out a variety of toys and then reports the findings to the public in early November. Then the toys used in their toy-testing program are offered up for sale at discounted costs in their annual Toymendous Sale.
The toys are usually gently used, and may have some damage to the boxes and packaging from having been used, but are in good shape and generally have seen less wear and tear than toys you might find at a garage sale or second hand shop.
Here's the info on the sale, from the website of the Canadian Toy Testing Council:
Tuesday, November 5 (1-3pm and 5-8 pm)
Saturday, November 9 (10:30am - 3pm)
Centurion Conference and Event Centre, 170 Colonnade Road S., Ottawa
Save between 30-50% on hundreds of new and gently used toys, including this year's award winners.
For safety reasons, no children will be admitted to the sale.
Parking is FREE
Bring your own bags/boxes
VISA, MC, and cash payments are accepted.