Why don’t you have a go at it?


On a sunny Saturday May 10, the Repair Café held its first anniversary event at Skills for Change in the St. Clair West neighbourhood. At its 11th monthly gathering, our volunteer fixers once again helped fix all kinds of household items: computers and electronics, small appliances and furniture, clothes, jewellery, books, gardening tools and bikes …

This time, we had one of our volunteer fixers, Mase, talk about why everyone should try doing repairs. Have a listen to his video above! The event photos will be available at our Facebook page soon.

The Repair Café is thankful to our team of volunteers, including everyone from the fixers to the event volunteers who have been supporting the Repair Café month after month since they joined the team. Their expertise, dedication and enthusiasm are why so many people have been returning and also spreading the word about the Repair Café.

We would like to give our special thanks to our long-time community sponsors who have given us their generous support — Skills for Change, Noir Coffee and Tea and Frank’s Pizza House.

Our next Repair Café is on Saturday June 14 at North York Central Library. For more info, please visit Upcoming Events.

Repair Café Toronto aims to reduce needless waste and build a repair culture in Toronto. We are offering the Repair Café in different neighbourhoods this year and we need your support. If you are interested in sponsoring the Repair Café or joining our volunteer team, please contact us at info@repaircafetoronto.ca.

We are planning to provide a workshop in the fall on how to organize a repair café. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please sign up on the home page of our website and we will contact you for further details.