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

Maker Day March 11 / Maker Night March 12

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

Ottawa Tool Library Open (Mon.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Feb 19 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Come in! We are open… 

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

Come in! We are open… 

Repair Café at Foster Farm Community Centre @ Foster Farm Community Centre
Feb 24 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Throw it Away? No Way! Fix it at the Repair Café!

The original Repair Café was launched in Amsterdam in 2009 by the niece of one of our Ottawa Tool Library supporters! Now a global movement, the Repair Café Foundation helps organizations like the Ottawa Tool Library host cafés in their own cities around the world. Repair Cafés are an international concept that has come to Ottawa with the goal of reducing landfill waste, teaching new skills, and building community!

Our last Repair Café in Ottawa was a huge success with volunteers fixing over seventy  items and sharing their knowledge around everything from darning a sock to re-wiring a kettle. Join us on February 24th from 9am until 3pm at the Foster Farm Community Centre. There, as well as learning to fix your broken and torn items, you’ll find activities, treats, coffee, and a chance to connect with your greater community. You may also sit in on a short group session on understanding home electricity at noon.

Some things to know about Repair Café:

Please bring only one item to be fixed, as time and space are limited. You may register your item to be fixed between 9 am and 2 pm. If your item is missing a piece or needs a replacement part, please bring that as well. 

Everyone is welcome at this free event, there will be activities for the little ones, coffee and snacks, and lots of people to meet and chat with.

Please let us know you’re coming so we can buy enough cookies! Tickets are free, and guests will be asked to answer a few questions when they arrive before being connected with a fixer. There might be a short wait time, depending on demand.

Accessibility information:

Foster Farm is an accessible venue, please click here for a full list of accessibility features.

There will be be vapours in use from glue and other solvents.

If you would like to volunteer to be a fixer or helper at this, or future, Repair Cafes, please get in touch with [email protected]


Ottawa Tool Library Open (Sat.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Come in! We are open… 

Ottawa Tool Library Open (Mon.) @ Ottawa Tool Library
Feb 26 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Come in! We are open… 

Community & Demo Night @ Ottawa Tool Library
Feb 26 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Connect with other makers at our tool library every last Monday of the month.

Learn and observe with live demonstrations starting at 7 pm on topics such as:

bikes – gardening – carpentry – painting – plumbing and many more!

These evenings provide ample time to connect, ask questions, and just hang out with a good cup of coffee in hand, chatting about projects and getting tips.

For details on topics covered each month follow us on social media or check out our website.

Let us know if you’re coming, so we have enough cookies. :)  “Eventbrite

Follow us on social media or check back here as we confirm our demonstrations. Are there any topics you’d like to see covered? Let us know: [email protected].

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