Our next Repair Café will be Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
You can find more information here.

Maker Day Jan. 14 / Maker Night Jan. 15

Community & Demo Nights are the last Monday of the month.
You can find more information here.

Donate Funds

Consider making a donation to the Ottawa Tool Library. As a registered non-profit, every dollar we raise goes back into our community space and success of our library.

 

Opening Hours

Mondays 6pm – 9pm
Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm

Saturdays 10am – 1pm
Find the directions to the tool library here

Phone number: 613-868-0178
(only answered during opening hours, no voicemail)

Upcoming Events

Jan
20
Sat
Ottawa Tool Library Open (Sat.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Come in! We are open… 

Jan
22
Mon
Ottawa Tool Library Open (Mon.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Jan 22 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Come in! We are open… 

Jan
24
Wed
Ottawa Tool Library Open (Wed.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Jan 24 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Come in! We are open… 

Jan
27
Sat
Ottawa Tool Library Open (Sat.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Come in! We are open… 

Jan
29
Mon
Ottawa Tool Library Open (Mon.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Jan 29 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Come in! We are open… 

Community & Demo night – Learn To Mend @ Makerspace North
Jan 29 @ 19:00 – 21:00

 

Repair don’t toss! Swap, don’t shop!

Evening of January 29, 2018, at Makerspace North at 250 City Centre Ave, Bay 216.

Bring clothing or textiles in need of repair, and learn how to sew, darn, felt, and patch your way back to useable clothing through one on one and hands-on demonstrations. Browse used clothing and yarn/knitting supplies while you wait at the concurrent swap event, and bring your own unwanted items to contribute. Hot drinks and snacks provided.

First come, first fixed! All welcome to take part in the swap and watch demonstrations, without bringing items to fix.

 

Swap rules:

  • no limit to how much you can bring or take, but no hoarding of items or taking items to sell later.
  • items will be loosely sorted into type, youth/children, infants, accessories, footwear, linens/housewear and outerwear – please help us out by place your items accordingly when you arrive or directing one of the volunteers as to where items belong.
  • items should be relatively clean – from storage is okay as long as there are no strong odours or other storage related issues.
  • damaged items are okay to bring.
  • leftover items will be repurposed or donated to charity.
  • bring a bag or two (or more) to take home your items.
  • bags can be left in the designated “claimed” area during browsing/repairs – do not remove items from other people’s bags.
  • if you’re bringing things to swap, come at 6:30pm to organize your clothes/yarn.

A collaborative, and free, event by Sustainable Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Tool Library!

Donations to either, or both, organizations welcome, but not required.

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