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Where to buy bbq propane on the danforth

Baelsette Jul 26, 2010 06:09 PM

Hi there,

I'm hoping to get some help. Have just moved to the east end of the city, Danforth and Pape and am in need of a propane refill station.
Any suggestion?
Much appreciated!

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    bytepusher Jul 26, 2010 09:31 PM

    Since the Sunrise explosion refills are rarer. The closest is the NEON on Queen E near Leslie. Then the Shell On Gerrard East of Vic Park or the Beaver at Vic Park and St. Clair.

    Most places seem to have gone over to the swap system.

    3 Replies
    1. re: bytepusher
      Deep Puddle Jul 27, 2010 08:02 AM

      Canadian Tire at Danforth & Main does refills. Good luck!

      1. re: Deep Puddle
        bytepusher Jul 27, 2010 08:42 AM

        I've never refilled at this particular location but the general experience with propane refills at other CTC locations always involves a wait while for the staff, sometimes very long waits, I'd rather drive a little further to a dedicated place.

        1. re: Deep Puddle
          neighborguy Jul 28, 2010 05:30 AM

          I go to the Canadian Tire on Eglinton east of Pharmacy. I've never had to wait long -- pay at the automotive counter, walk back out to the fill station and there's someone there right away.
          A few years back they did refuse to fill a tank because it was old and the was no date/expiry/code on it to say otherwise. The tank was left for them to process.

          Also been to the HD at Gerrard Square. Getting the swap there always seemed to take long.

      2. k
        Kooper Jul 27, 2010 08:47 AM

        You can always replace the propane tank at the Home Depot on Gerrard. The tanks they receive are recycled and refilled for someone else.

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        1. re: Kooper
          bytepusher Jul 27, 2010 02:58 PM

          Possibly, many of the swap places now will not take a regular tank in exchange, they require that you trade in a swap tank with a label on it, in some cases it has to be the their label. It's kind of understandable as they can't reasonably be expected to keep accepting other people's 9 3/4 year old tanks and being stuck with the disposal. It used to be that they could change the valve and pressure reliever on a tank, pressure test it and put it back into service for another 10 years but apparently that is no longer the case. After 10 years it's hazardous waste.

        2. Baelsette Jul 28, 2010 09:44 AM

          Thanks everyone for your replies, much appreciated!

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