Mountain Equipment Company

North York

Address:

784 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, Ontario
M2K 1C3

Phone:

1 (416) 221-0030

Directions:

    North York store

    Tuesday Open 10:00am – 9:00pm

    Hours
    Tuesday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Thursday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday10:00am - 9:00pm
    Saturday10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm
    Monday10:00am - 9:00pm

    Welcome


    We are following the advice and guidance of local health authorities to ensure we are providing the safest possible environment to MEC members and staff.

    We aim to provide a safe environment that respects everyone’s comfort level and risk tolerance. Thanks for looking out for each other.

    Order online and pick up at this location.

    You can return products to any store.

    MEC is closely monitoring provincial government guidelines to ensure the safety of all members and staff.

    Safety measures

    • Masks are optional for staff and customers. We support every individual’s personal preference and model our respect for those choices in how we treat each other.

    • Hand sanitizer stations are set up for members and staff to use.  

    • Staff practice and promote everyday preventive behaviours including frequent hand washing and social distancing.  

    • Common areas including doors, staircases, cash desks, and bike fitting areas are regularly disinfected.  

    • Cleaning processes are enhanced for the entire store.

    • Plexiglass shields are installed at cashier stations. 

    Service updates  

    • Climbing walls and play areas are temporarily closed.  

    • Clinics and events are being offered, community room bookings are available.  

    • Rental services are paused.  

    • Repair shops are open for all bike and ski services.

    Facilities and supply chain 

    • We remain committed to our responsible sourcing practices. MEC continues to uphold standards for the health and safety of people who make and distribute the products we sell.

    Green building features


    MEC North York is part of the co-op’s growing portfolio of high-performance green buildings. All MEC facilities are designed to meet these performance standards as part of our internal green building program.

    The building incorporates key elements of MEC’s renewed architectural brand, including a distinctive floating canopy to mark the store’s entrance and wood-infused interiors to define the store and display merchandise.

    Like all MEC buildings, MEC North York is operationally carbon neutral. The store is designed to be almost 50% more energy efficient than a comparable commercial building, based on Model National Energy Code for Buildings [MNECB] 1997.

    Green building features includes a high-performance building envelope and heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) system, as well as extensive LED lighting. In addition:

    • The high-performance building envelope includes structural insulated panels (SIPs), which allow for superior insulation and energy savings.

    • The HVAC system features a heat recovery ventilator with underfloor air distribution, and energy-efficient heat pumps for heating and cooling.

    • Energy-efficient LED lighting is installed in 80% of the retail areas.

    MEC North York is spread over two floors, with a feature stairwell connecting the two levels. The space is marked by a saw-tooth roof lined with clerestory windows that flood the retail floor with natural light.

    MEC North York meets the Tier 1 level of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS).

    MEC aims to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impacts in all our stores. Learn more about our green buildings.

    Ski services


    Professional ski and snowboard shop services to set you up for the season. Some services may not be available year-round. Call us to set up a visit.

    Buy two of the big three – board/skis, bindings, boots – from MEC and we’ll mount your bindings for free. This offer applies to all types of snowboard and ski equipment sold at MEC. If you’re shopping online, take advantage of this deal by calling your store to arrange an appointment to mount your bindings before you visit. Our ski techs get busy, and we don’t want to let you down.

    | Mounting|

    --------
    Classic$30
    Skate$30
    Telemark$50
    Alpine touring$50
    Downhill$50
    Binding removal -- With purchase of new binding or skisFree

    | Base tune-up|

    --------
    General repairs -- Minimum shop charge is $5$70/hr
    Hot wax (machine)$15
    Hot wax (hand)$35
    Machine sharpen and wax$35
    Pine tar -- Call for availability$30

    | Additional services|

    --------
    Skin fit and shaping -- Call for availability$25
    Boot liner molding -- With purchase of bootsFree
    Boot fitting$20
    Community


    Every purchase at MEC supports your community. From helping people get to Rouge National Urban Park, to leading nature walks and teaching families how to plan their first camping trip, these local organizations and programs make getting outside just a little bit easier. MEC works with many groups in the North York community, including:

    Never camped before? Don’t know where to start, or just want a refresher before your next trip? With support from MEC, [Parks Canada’s Learn to Camp program](https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/serapprocher-connect/ltc-dlc) introduces you and your family to the basics of camping in Canada’s beautiful natural settings. Through overnight experiences and daytime workshops, you’ll learn camping skills like how to set up a tent, plan a camping menu and cook outdoors.
    Never camped before? Don’t know where to start, or just want a refresher before your next trip? With support from MEC, [Parks Canada’s Learn to Camp program](https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/serapprocher-connect/ltc-dlc) introduces you and your family to the basics of camping in Canada’s beautiful natural settings. Through overnight experiences and daytime workshops, you’ll learn camping skills like how to set up a tent, plan a camping menu and cook outdoors.
    MEC and the Canadian Wilderness Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) are working together to create community support for conservation in Rouge National Urban Park and around the GTA. As a chapter of CPAWS, [Wildlands League](https://wildlandsleague.org/)’s mission is to protect the natural world that supports us with a connected network of wild lands and protected natural areas, and to promote recreation and resource use in ways that are sustainable for nature, communities and the economy.
    MEC and the Canadian Wilderness Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) are working together to create community support for conservation in Rouge National Urban Park and around the GTA. As a chapter of CPAWS, [Wildlands League](https://wildlandsleague.org/)’s mission is to protect the natural world that supports us with a connected network of wild lands and protected natural areas, and to promote recreation and resource use in ways that are sustainable for nature, communities and the economy.
    MEC partners with [Parkbus](https://parkbus.ca/index) to help thousands of Canadians visit national and provincial parks from major cities across Canada – including a free shuttle from Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park. From day trips and family camping weekends to wilderness expeditions, Parkbus offers accessible transportation options to help city dwellers connect with nature.
    MEC partners with [Parkbus](https://parkbus.ca/index) to help thousands of Canadians visit national and provincial parks from major cities across Canada – including a free shuttle from Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park. From day trips and family camping weekends to wilderness expeditions, Parkbus offers accessible transportation options to help city dwellers connect with nature.
    [Healing in Nature: Bereavement Network](http://bereavementnetwork.ca/) (HNBN) is a non-for-profit project that provides grief support for youth and young adults through nature walks. They host walking groups on local trails for youth and young adults who are grieving, including newcomers to the community and refugees.
    [Healing in Nature: Bereavement Network](http://bereavementnetwork.ca/) (HNBN) is a non-for-profit project that provides grief support for youth and young adults through nature walks. They host walking groups on local trails for youth and young adults who are grieving, including newcomers to the community and refugees.

    Grants and donations

    Our grant program has given tens of millions of dollars to conservation and the outdoor community in Canada – everything from product donations and advocacy projects to activity funding and land acquisitions. Find out if your community project is eligible and learn how to apply for support.

    Free meeting room

    *We’re taking precautionary steps due to COVID-19, and pausing all bookings of the Community Room for the moment.  We take your health seriously and are following the recommendations of public health agencies to practice social distancing and limit gatherings. We will continue to monitor and reassess the situation as it evolves. For groups with a current booking, we’ll contact you by email to ensure you can plan accordingly.  *

    Store Pickup


    Events


    Bike services


    Phone: (416) 221-0030

    Our bike mechanics can do it all, from installing fenders to building wheels from scratch. Not sure what work your bike needs? Bring it in for a free safety inspection and we’ll let you know. Call us to set up a bike shop visit. Small repairs can be done while you shop.

    Bike fitting services are temporarily paused.

    Tune-up packages

    Parts are not included in tune-up prices. **Add-on services for all Tune-up packages: bike cleaning fee $20, hub repack (single) $20, spoke replacement $10 (spokes and nipples not included).

    Basic Tune-up $100

    For when your bike hasn’t had a tune-up after a season of light use. Designed to get you rolling smoothly again by solving your drivetrain issues, imprecise shifting, loose feeling brakes, or when the whole bike is feeling slightly off.

    • Full bike safety check; all bolts, pivot points, and components inspected for proper torque and wear levels

    • Light cleaning -- Frame and fork wiped down and inspected

    • Tires inflated, chain lubricated, and grease applied to seatpost

    • Bearing adjustments -- including headset, and front and rear hubs

    • Brake systems adjusted -- including cable adjustments and pad position

    • Shifting systems adjusted -- including cable adjustments and hanger alignment

    • Minor wheel truing -- lateral truing and light radial adjustments (spoke replacements extra)

    • Minor components installed (chain, cassette, brake pads, tubes)

    Advanced Tune-up $140

    For when your bike hasn't had a tune-up after a season of regular riding or has issues caused by dirt, component wear, or light damage. If your bike has poor or inconsistent shifting, soft brakes, or the wheels aren’t straight, this package is for you.

    • Includes every service from the Basic Tune-up, plus:

    • Major wheel truing as needed -- including tension and dish adjustments

    • Drivetrain removed and fully washed, lubricated, and reinstalled

    • Frame, fork, and wheels cleaned -- including braking surfaces

    • Installation of up to 2 cables, with housing **parts extra

    Advanced Plus Tune-up $220

    A comprehensive service for well-used bikes that need of some TLC.

    • Includes every service from the Advanced Tune-up, plus:

    • Headset and Wheel bearings cleaned and repacked

    • Hydraulic brakes bled, or the installation of all cables and hosing for non-hydraulic systems

    • Installation of intermediate-level components (bottom bracket, spoke replacements, tubeless sealant refresh) **parts extra

    Premium Tune-up

    Available in Road and MTB specific packages. This complete service gets your bike looking and feeling brand new.

    • Includes every service from the Advanced PLUS Tune-up, plus:

    • Complete tear down and rebuild (MTB includes linkages)

    • Full frame, component, and wheel detailing

    • ** NOT included -- Specialty services such as: Suspension services, dropper post services, and wheel building.

    A la carte bike services

    WheelsPrice
    Tire or tube install$12
    Specialty Tire or Tube Install (e-bikes, fat bikes, etc)$20
    Wheel true$20 – $25
    Wheel build$70 and up
    Hub adjustment$10 – $20
    Hub overhaul$25
    BrakesPrice
    Brake adjustment$15 – $25
    Brake bleed$30
    Cable and housing replacement -- Installation cost per cable and housing length$10
    DrivetrainPrice
    Gear adjustment$15 – $20
    Chain installation$8 - $17
    Bottom bracket replacement -- BB Removal, frame prepped, installation (parts not included)$30
    Shimano internal geared hub service -- Disassembly, fluid replacement, and lubrication$70
    Shimano Di2 reprogramming and firmware update -- call for store availability$35
    Cable and housing replacement -- Installation cost per cable and housing length$10
    Other servicesPrice
    Headset adjustment$10
    Headset overhaul$30
    Miscellaneous accessory install$10 – $35
    Bar tape installation -- Tape extra$25
    Bike boxing -- Partial disassembly and packaging for shipping or airplane travel$60
    General repairs -- Minimum shop charge is $5$80/hr