Have a broken appliance or electronic item, or a torn piece of clothing? Get these and other items repaired free of charge and learn how to do it yourself at Repair Café Toronto this Saturday, May 10th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Skills for Change, 791 St. Clair West.
Repair Café Toronto celebrates its first full year of holding monthly gatherings where volunteers repair items brought by members of the community,
“While fixing, I am helping people and the community, reducing waste, providing economical solutions and having fun while doing it – What’s not to like?” said fixer Tim Murphy.
Part of a world-wide movement of over 400 Repair Cafés, the aim is to reduce waste, promote a culture of sustainability, and foster a sense of community by sharing repair skills.
Repair Café Toronto’s team of 42 fixers and 15 support volunteers includes people of all ages skilled at repairing computers and other electronic devices, small appliances and furniture, clothing, jewellery, books, bicycles, and garden tools, as well as two volunteers with 3-D printers. To date, Repair Café Toronto has held events in six communities, taught 645 visitors how to make repairs, and repaired 467 household items of all kinds.
“Every neighbourhood should have a local repair café. And we are happy to help people to start one,” said co-founder Wai Chu Cheng.
For more information, please contact:
Wai Chu Cheng, Co-Founder
Repair Café Toronto
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