Our next Repair Café will be held on Saturday July 23 at Ralph Thornton Centre from 12 to 4 p.m. You are welcome to bring your broken household item, such as computer, electronics, small appliance, clothes or jewellery item, book, and bike. Everything you name it!
We are pleased that bikeSauce and Ward 30 Bikes are joining us to provide bike repair services. As well, don’t miss Cycle Toronto’s Bike Clinic from 2-3 pm! You will learn about basic bike maintenance skills, such as safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes and lubing your chain.
Hope to see you at the café on July 23!
The Friendship Bench by Project Canada at Driftwood Recreation Community Centre
Photographs by Lon Appleby
On Saturday, June 18, Repair Café was excited to visit Driftwood Recreation Community Centre in North York. It was great to meet people from the neighbourhood. Our team of fixers was made up of volunteers skilled at repairing various kinds of household items — computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery, book binding, bikes, among others. They worked one on one with each visitor, walking them through the repair process, taking whatever time was needed to ensure that together with the visitor, they were able to get the item fixed.
Video by Lon Appleby
Two young visitors, Aaron and Niza, guided by Paul (our co-founder), were able to diagnose the problems in their laptop computers and then make the repairs themselves. Another visitor jumped in to help with fixing computers for other visitors while his Kitchenaid stand mixer was being checked by our Fixer Ed.
As our visitor Aaron told us afterward, everyone was friendly and helpful at the event, so much so that that Aaron and his friend Niza signed up to become apprentice fixers and will be returning to work alongside our experienced fixers. Welcome Aaron and Niza to the Repair Café team!
Our next café will be held on Saturday July 23 at Ralph Thornton Centre from 12 to 4 p.m. Please Click Here for more details. Hope to see you there!
On May 28, we were back at Skills for Change for our 34th Repair Café! After a busy café, our volunteers and visitors joined the BBQ lunch to celebrate our third anniversary! Our next café will be held at Driftwood Community Centre on June 18. For more details, please visit the Upcoming Events page. Hope to see you there!