Meet Our Visitor of the Month: Sunrise

Video by Lon Appleby

On Saturday August 27, Repair Café returned to Toronto Reference Library for the fourth time. We had a successful event with an excellent turnout. It was great to hear the positive feedback from our visitors. In the 3-minute video above, Lina told us how our Fixer Aaron patiently helped her get her “Sunrise” fixed. For the event photos, please visit us at our Facebook page.

Thanks to all volunteers and visitors. A big Thank You to our host, Toronto Reference Library, for providing a terrific venue. Many thanks to our generous sponsors, Balzac’s and Baxter’s for supporting us with quality coffee, yummy cookies and butter tarts!

Our next café will be held at Parkdale Branch of the Toronto Public Library on September 24. For details about this event, please visit here.

We hope to see you at the Repair Café soon!

Upcoming Repair Café at Albion Library – Join us on October 22!


Our next Repair Café will be held on Saturday October 22 at the Albion Branch of Toronto Public Library from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration closes at 3:00 p.m.) You are welcome to bring your broken household item – computer, electronics, small appliance, furniture, clothing, jewellery, book or bike. Anything you can carry – you name it!

Hope to see you at the Repair Café!

Repair Café Continues to Draw Young People

Video by Lon Appleby

On Saturday, July 23, we held another successful repair café in collaboration with the Toronto Public Library, this time at their Queen & Saulter branch in the vibrant Ralph Thornton Community Centre. Throughout the four hours, we received 97 broken items from our visitors who came from diverse backgrounds. In the video above, two young visitors, Ishi and Nancy (French speaking), talk about what they like about the Repair Café and how they would like to get involved.


In this photo above, our fixers Rodney and Dave work together to replace the broken wire of an outdoor umbrella. It was a labour intensive process. Thanks to their dedication and patience, the umbrella regained its life an hour and a half later! This is just one example of the great work done by our many skilled fixers who volunteer their Saturday afternoon to help the community for free. For more event photos and the fixed items, please visit our Facebook page.

big umbella fixed



Photographs by Lon Appleby, Heather Ramsay and Wai Chu Cheng