Members are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food. This house has a fully outfitted shared kitchen.
Prospective members of Toad Lane must submit an application form online. They must then complete a phone interview with the central office to determine eligibility. Members of the house administer a secondary application process and confirm their membership.
Toad Lane House is named after the street where the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers opened a Co-operative Store. The organizational model of the store was deemed a success and inspired the modern Co-operative Movement. CCRI purchased Toad Lane House in May 1994.