Bring your broken appliances, holey sweaters, and wobbly chairs to the Repair Café! Not only do you get to have a new(ish) appliance fixed, a wearable item patched, or a vintage item restored, but you also get to learn how to do it yourself as you work side by side with the repair volunteer to complete the task. Our repair volunteers can assist you with: small motors, clothing and fabric mending, wood project repairs and other miscellaneous fixes.
Repair Café is a Toronto-based grassroots, volunteer-run organization that holds monthly gatherings where “fixers” help visitors learn how to repair items for free. It aims to build a more sustainable society and counter the “throw-away” mindset, and to place value on people who have repair skills and organizations that collaborate and innovate for the common good. The Repair Café is looking to expand beyond Toronto and establish new supports so that it can bring its model of the sharing economy to more communities in the province.
WAHC acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts for its support of the Main Gallery exhibition program, and the Ontario Arts Council for its support of Division of Labour.
For more information, contact Hitoko Okada, Interim Program Coordinator at email@example.com or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29