On Saturday, June 14, the Repair Café visited a new neighbourhood – North York. Our team of volunteers, who travelled from different parts of Toronto and outside the city, gathered at the North York Central Library with their toolkits to help the visitors fix their household items, including computers and electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery and books. We also had a new 3D printing fixer joining us this month. Once again, there was a great turnout of visitors!
We would like to thank our volunteers for their enthusiastic support, and a huge thank you to our partner Toronto Reference Library – North York Branch and to Starbucks for providing coffee for the day.
We were asked by many when and where the next Repair Café would be. The times and locations of the upcoming monthly repair cafés are now listed on the right column of our home page. This year, we have been offering the Repair Café once every two months at our base, Skills for Change, in the St. Clair West neighbourhood, and in every other month a different area of the city. The neighbourhoods we have visited so far include Yonge and Bloor, Danforth East and North York, and in October, Scarborough!
Repair Café Toronto is offering a Repair Café Startup Workshop in the Fall to share our experience on organizing repair cafés. We have been receiving a lot of positive response and we hope to see new repair cafés being set up by local groups in different neighbourhoods. If you are interested in starting one, please fill in the simple form to the right and we will be in touch.
Don’t miss our latest photo albums of the portraits of visitors and fixers with their “Fixed” items. They are available on our Facebook page. Many thanks to our photographer Heather!