Upcoming Events

Repair Café in October

In October, the Repair Café will be at Cedarbrae Branch, the Toronto Public Library in Scarborough. At this monthly gathering, we will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronic devices, small appliances, clothes, jewellery and book binding, among others. A 3D printer will also be on site. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. Please note this café will be open from 12 noon to 4 pm instead of our usual time 10 am to 2 pm. To give the fixer sufficient time to examine your item, be sure to arrive before 3 pm. For more info about visiting the Repair Café, please go to the Visit page.

When: Saturday, October 18, 12 – 4 p.m.
Where: Program Room, 1st Floor, Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Road, Toronto (view map)
Cost: Free (Donations are welcome!)

Directions to the Cedarbrae Public Library

Closest major intersection Markham Road and Lawrence Ave. East. Located south of Lawrence Ave., on southeast corner of Markham Road and Greencrest Circuit, across from Canadian Tire in Cedarbrae Mall.

Public Transit

From Lawrence E. RT Station, take Lawrence #54 Bus east to Markham Road, walk south on Markham Road to the branch.
From Warden Station, take Bus #102 to Markham Road and Lawrence Ave. East, walk south on Markham Road to the branch.

Parking

Free – public parking lot off Greencrest Circuit.

 

How to Start a Repair Café Workshop

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Are you interested in starting a repair café in your community? Don’t miss this free workshop “How to Start a Repair Café” on October 25. Repair Café Toronto will share our experience with you and break it down on what it involves. Please sign up on our home page.

When: Saturday, October 25, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Skills for Change, 791 St. Clair Ave. West, 2nd Floor  (see below for directions) Cost: Free

 

Repair Café in November

The Repair Café will be back at Skills for Change in November. This will also be our last one this year. At this monthly gathering, we will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronic devices, small appliances, furniture, clothes, jewellery and book binding, among others. A 3D printer will also be on site. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. To give the fixer sufficient time to examine your item, be sure to arrive before 1 pm. For more info about visiting the Repair Café, please go to the Visit page.

When: Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Skills for Change, 791 St. Clair Ave. West, 2nd Floor  (see below for directions) Cost: Free (Donations are welcome!)

Directions to Skills for Change

Here is the map of Skills for Change (791 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto) – view map

To visit Skills for Change by TTC, the closest subway station is St. Clair West. After getting off the TTC train, change to the westbound streetcar that goes along St. Clair West and then get off at Arlington Stop. Go to the sidewalk on the south side of the street and walk towards the west about 100 m.  You will see a small white detached building which is where Skills for Change is located.

Parking

There is a Green P parking lot adjacent to the Skills for Change building. It charges a $6 flat rate on the weekend. Parking on the street is also available around the area.