08/04/2017 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Ottawa Tool Library
250 City Centre Ave
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fix-it-clinic-make-a-thon-tickets-32678634676

What will you FIX? What will you MAKE?

On April 8 the Ottawa Tool Library will be offering the best 2 for 1 deal in the city, as they host TWO great community events at the SAME time!


Don’t throw it away – fix it!

In today’s day and age, we are often tempted to toss something that isn’t working quite right anymore. But for what? It often still has much life, and will just serve to fill a landfill and cost you more money.

The Repair Cafe hopes to save that waste and money, while also:

  • Revitalizing a culture of repairing;
  • Identifying repair expertise and to spread knowledge and know-how;
  • Promote social cohesion in Ottawa by connecting neighbours

Interested? Keep an eye on this page to find out what fixers the OTL manages to identify, and then join us – totally free of charge – on April 8 with your items that need repairing.

Do YOU have any repair skills? We’re looking for people who can help with:

  • Clothing repair. Darning, patching, hemming, buttons, etc.
  • Basic wood furniture repair. Adjustments, tightening, etc.
  • Bicycles. Overall assessment, basic tune up and tips.
  • Other? Tell us what you can offer! I bet someone needs you :)

Email [email protected] and let us know what you can share!


OTL members have told us that they need workshop space, and well, we’ve listened.

Reserve your workbench on Saturday, April 8, and bring that project you’ve been meaning to get started on into the Ottawa Tool Library and Makerspace North’s warehouse. Borrow the tools you need on site, without even having to drag them home! And best of all, benefit from the expertise and tips of Tool Ninjas and other Ottawa makers who will be on site to help you out.

So what will you

  • build
  • paint
  • refinish
  • repair
  • strip
  • create


Makers will share a workbench, with a max of two people per bench. Workbench space is limited and costs $5.00/hour, which must be reserved and paid for in advance on Eventbrite. You may reserve for more than one hour. Please note Makerspace North limits projects that involve fumes, including staining and painting. 

This opportunity is available to Ottawa Tool Library members in good standing, and they will be asked to check in with their membership card / number upon arrival.

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