Throw it Away? No Way! Fix it at the Repair Café!
The original Repair Café was launched in Amsterdam in 2009 by the niece of one of our Ottawa Tool Library supporters! Now a global movement, the Repair Café Foundation helps organizations like the Ottawa Tool Library host cafés in their own cities around the world. Repair Cafés are an international concept that has come to Ottawa with the goal of reducing landfill waste, teaching new skills, and building community!
Our last Repair Café in Ottawa was a huge success with volunteers fixing over seventy items and sharing their knowledge around everything from darning a sock to re-wiring a kettle. Join us on February 24th from 9am until 3pm at the Foster Farm Community Centre. There, as well as learning to fix your broken and torn items, you’ll find activities, treats, coffee, and a chance to connect with your greater community.
Some things to know about Repair Café:
Please bring only one item to be fixed, as time and space are limited. You may register your item to be fixed between 9 am and 2 pm. If your item is missing a piece or needs a replacement part, please bring that as well.
Everyone is welcome at this free event, there will be activities for the little ones, coffee and snacks, and lots of people to meet and chat with.
Foster Farm is an accessible venue, please click here for a full list of accessibility features.
There will be be vapours in use from glue and other solvents.
If you would like to volunteer to be a fixer or helper at this, or future, Repair Cafes, please get in touch with email@example.com
The Ottawa Tool Library Repair Café is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.