Join us at Ottawa Tool Library’s Repair Café!

What is a Repair Café?

Join us at the Ottawa Tool Library's Repair Café, an environmentally friendly event where community members get together to fix household items! These events help to make tremendous progress toward reducing landfill waste, helping citizens from all over become aware of the impact of consumption, build community, teach skills, and much more. Originally started in Amsterdam, the Repair Café concept was born out of the desire to make objects live longer. Why throw it out and buy a new one when it’s one simple fix away? With the right training, knowledge, and tools, people can be empowered to work with their hands and become more independent.

Ecology Ottawa at Repair Café

Ecology Ottawa will be attending the Ottawa Tool Library’s Repair Café with our very own booth. We feel that the values of this event strongly reflect those of our organization, as well as everyone’s environmental well-being. Empowering people to become makers and community leaders through skill and knowledge sharing is something that benefits us all in protecting the environment, and co-existing harmoniously with it. Come say hi!


When and where is this event?

When: December 9th, 2017 from 11am to 4pm Where: MakerSpace North - Bay 216 250 City Centre Avenue K1R 6K7 (directions here)

Come spend some time with us experiencing the international idea of the Repair Café while having your kettle re-wired, sock darned, knife sharpened, hard drive wiped, as well as repairing many other broken and torn items. Furthermore, you can meet and chat with like-minded people over free beverages, snacks, and activities.

Further information

Please bring only one item to be fixed, as time and space will be limited. You may register your item between the hours 11am and 4pm. Everyone is welcome at this free event, courtesy of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. For more information or inquiries, please contact the Ottawa Tool Library at or [email protected]

Throw it away? No way!

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