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Repair Café at the Atelier

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Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 2nd

Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop (the Atelier)


Throw it away? No way! Fix it at the Repair Café!
Venez faire réparer vos articles au Café de reparations!

Veuillez noter que cet événement se déroulera principalement en anglais.

Throw it away? No way! Fix it at the Repair Café!

Repair Cafés are an international concept that has come to the National Capital Region with the goal of reducing landfill waste, teaching new skills, and building community!

Our past Repair Cafés have been very successful with volunteers fixing dozens of items and sharing their knowledge around everything from darning socks to re-wiring kettles.

Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop (aka the Atelier) from 10am until 2pm. It is a great day to come out and learn more about the circular economy, why it matters, and how it can help you safe money and our planet.

This event is held in collaboration with the Government of Ontario as well as the Atelier and is free of charge.

No need to register via Eventbrite, but a donation to support these great initiatives is always appreciated and helps cover expenses for volunteers.

photo credit: Geri Porteous

Some important things to know about Repair Café:

You do not need to register on Eventbrite ahead of attending! All registration will happen onsite the day of the event.

Please only bring ONE item to be fixed, as time and space are limited. If your item is missing a piece or needs a replacement part, please bring that as well. We ask that if you bring in textiles that they are clean.

Everyone is welcome at this free event, there will be coffee and snacks and lots of people to meet and chat with!

Accessibility information:

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The washrooms are on the same floor as the event and are also wheelchair accessible. Participants may be required to wait in line; some chairs will be provided. There will be vapours in use from glue and other solvents.


There is street parking around the Atelier as well as a bike rack.

What will happen when I arrive?

Registration of your broken and torn items is on a first come, first served basis between 10am and 2pm. When you arrive, a very nice team of people will welcome you, register you and the item you’ve brought with you.

We will also ask you to sign a waiver stating that you’re ok with us taking your photo and that we won’t get in trouble if you end up hurting yourself in the process of learning to fix your item. You’ll then go have a great cup of coffee and a snack, maybe chat with some neighbors, and wait until we call your name to meet with a fixer. After your item has been fixed and you’ve learned some new skills, you’ll bring your form over to the photo booth, have a cute picture taken with our FIXED! sign, and either be on your way, or hang out for a bit and see what’s happening!