250 City Centre Ave #216
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
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 first Repair Café in Ottawa was a huge success with volunteers fixing dozens of items and sharing their knowledge around everything from darning a sock to re-wiring a kettle. Join us on December 9th from 11am until 5pm at Maker Space North. There, as well as learning to fix you broken and torn items, you’ll find activities, treats, coffee, and a chance to connect with your greater community.
Some things to know about Repair Café:
Please bring only one item to be fixed, as time and space are limited.
Everyone is welcome, there will be activities for the little ones, coffee and snacks, and lots of people to meet and chat with.
This is a physically accessible event, Bay 216 is all on one level, with bathrooms big enough to accommodate most mobility devices, although the doors are manual and there will be vapors in use from glue and other solvents.
Repair Café is a free event, generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation
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]