The Repair Café Hits Another Record!

wooden blinds correct

Video and photograph by Lon Appleby

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Bennetts station_correct

Photograph by Heather Ramsay and Lon Appleby

On March 21, we were back at Skills for Change in the St. Clair West neighbourhood. We hit a record high number of visitors this time! The first visitor arrived with a broken blender an hour before we opened. Another followed shortly after with baked snacks made by his wife, and so it went. By the time our doors were open, the seats along the walls around the fixers were filled with people from the neighbourhood and beyond, clutching their items and chatting with each other on a warm Saturday morning.

Many thanks to our fixers and volunteers, who were busy throughout the four hours. We were glad to have a list of people signing up to volunteer. Two visitors even rolled up their sleeves to start volunteering as fixers when they saw that we needed more hands to help.

Once again, our fixers worked their magic and repaired all kinds of interesting items, including the wooden blinds showed in the video above. For more event photos, please visit our Facebook page.

We would like to thank our sponsors, Skills for Change and Frank’s Pizza House, for your generous donations. A big thanks to our wonderful bakers Humewood Coffee Group.

Don’t miss our next Repair Café on April 18. We’ll be at Toronto Reference Library. For details, please visit the Upcoming Events page.