Beach Solar Laundromat & Monk’s Fine Fabric Care
2240 Queen Street E., Toronto
Social Distancing and Facemasks please!
May 30: Our Wash and Fold service is open for all customers, both curb-side and delivery. Incoming laundry will sit in our shop for 24 hours to quarantine, and be ready approximately 48 hours after intake.
Monk’s Fine Fabric Care is open for dry cleaning. Expect a turnaround time of 2 business days.
Shop hours are now Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Laundromat hours are unchanged: 7 days a week, 5:30 am – 10:30 pm.
A friendly neighbourhood laundromat with a low carbon footprint
Beach Solar Laundromat is a self-serve laundromat with a very low carbon footprint. Solar thermal panels heat our water, backed up by an efficient gas boiler for cloudy days. Washing machines cost from $2.25 per load, and dryers are $0.25 for six minutes. We have a change machine, soap machine and offer a warm, clean, safe, brightly-lit, affordable facility.
The Ladies of the Wash and Fold are almost all grandmothers, and we have one great-grandmother. They bring decades of experience in laundry, and will take care of yours for $1.70 per pound. The Ladies allocate the tasks among themselves and schedule themselves to accommodate vacations and time off.
We offer a pay-it-forward program, where members of our community have anonymously pre-paid for laundry for people who are in need. There’s no paperwork, and no means test – it’s all honour based. The Ladies of the Wash and Fold implement the program.
Beach Solar Laundromat has been an active member of the Toronto Beach community since 2002, sponsoring children’s sports teams, volunteering and giving tours of our solar thermal equipment, and has won environmental awards municipally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
The Beach Laundromat began operation in 1964, and has been the longest serving Laundromat in the Beach. The current owner, Alex Winch, bought the Beach Laundromat in September 2002, and commenced a complete mechanical systems retrofit, dramatically improving the efficiency of the water heating, lighting and space heating systems. He re-branded the business as The Beach Solar Laundromat.