Our Location

739 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto ON M6G 2R3
416-534-1470

Regular Store Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am to 9pm
Wednesday 9am to 9pm
Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
View Our Holiday Schedule

Q. What is a food co-op and how is it different from a grocery store?

A: A food co-op is a non-profit, owner-controlled, democratic organization. At Karma, members work in the store, help decide what products we stock, and manage the co-op through our Board of Directors.

We are the owners of Karma.  We’re not just a bunch of customers in a store – we’re members of a co-op and a community. That’s why we all work to take care of the store and contribute our time to the committees and the Board.

This makes the atmosphere at Karma very different from a normal grocery store. Relax in the members’ room, chat with the staff and members, or join a committee or the Board to get more involved.

Q. How do I join Karma?

A. Learn about how to join Karma here.

Q. What is the difference between flat-rated and percentage-rated memberships at Karma?

A: Percentage-rated members pay a 10% surcharge above the prices marked on the products. In other words, if a percentage-rated member buys $27.30 worth of products (excluding taxes), another $2.73 is added at the cash register. The members who do this are typically people who buy much less than $200 per month at the store and who do not have the time to work at Karma.

For members who want to work for Karma or who buy more than $200 per month and want to save some money, another alternative is to be a flat-rated member. Instead of paying 10% of purchases as a surcharge, such a member contributes either two hours of work or a $22 flat fee every month.

Q. If I choose to make a member loan, where does it go?

A. Each individual Karma member has the option to pay a fully refundable (without interest) loan of $100, either on joining or at any time thereafter. If you provide such a loan, you receive a $5 annual discount on the membership fee. Your loan is re-invested into Karma, and helps the co-op maintain financial flexibility.

Q. How big is Karma?

A. Karma has an active community of 600 members.

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