In the Media

We’re always grateful to friends of the OTL who help us spread the word about the benefits of the sharing economy to those in our community! Below are some recent features of us in local print, radio, television, blogs and other online media:

  • “5 Innovative Libraries That Lend Things Other Than Books”

    EZVid Video Wiki | June 16, 2020

    The OTL was featured by the EZVid Video Wiki as an international example of a tool lending library, along with a TEDx talk from Lawrence Alvarez, co-founder of the Toronto Tool Library.

  • Kids spend the day getting hands-on with tools

    Peter Szperling, CTVNewsOttawa.ca | February 14, 2020

    "The Tinkering School PD Day Camp allows children to leave with a completed project at the end of the day, while learning how to use a variety of tools."

  • OTL adds a workshop space at City Centre location

    Greggory Clark at Apt613 | April 29, 2019

    "The Ottawa Tool Library is expanding at Makerspace North. Three years since setting up shop, the OTL is adding 250 sq. feet of workshop space to meet demand."

  • Waste Reduction Week – The Power of Sharing to Reduce Waste

    Bettina Vollmerhausen at the OTF Knowledge Centre | October 20, 2018

    "We understand that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged about our collective environmental impact, or be unsure of how to promote change. We’re very proud to be featured with a variety of friends from various other great community organizations about how we each work to divert waste; in the case of the OTL, we share, repair, and swap."

  • Darn your socks, help the planet

    Susan Burgess, CBC News | February 24, 2018

    "Since last spring, the tool lending library has been hosting free events where skilled volunteers help visitors learn to fix everything from small appliances to musical instruments and vintage video games. But a spinoff event in January that focused specifically on clothing revealed an appetite in the community for mending skills in particular."

Media Resources

Want to feature the OTL on radio, television or social media? Below you’ll find some resources like a high-resolution logo, several photos of our space, and more. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about us, take a virtual tour, review our prices and fees, and some of our hosted events. Still want to learn more or schedule an interview? Contact us!