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131 Ontario Street in Guelph, Ontario

131 Ontario Street, Guelph Ontario

Regular hours of operation:
Monday -- 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday -- 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday -- 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday -- 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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OUR TEAM...

SABA SANEINEJAD is passionate about community work, environmental issues, and arts & culture. Her career as a building/aerodynamic engineer brought her to Guelph in April 2014. Saba coordinates our popular Repair Cafe events.

BRANDON KIDD is our librarian and has a passion for community development. He is a graduate of the iSchool at the University of Toronto and primarily responsible for our website and catalogue development.

JOHN DENNIS is a local environmental activist involved with social justice issues for a number of years. John is a board member with Transition Guelph and has focused on urban agricultural issues and fundraising.

SUSAN CAREY works with the Urban Food Working Group of Transition Guelph and volunteers with the Guelph Tool Library in several capacities. If something we've done looks super cool, she probably had a hand in it.

Our Story

Our Vision: A world where communities find joy in sharing.

Tool libraries loan specialized tools for both experienced and inexperienced community members who are interested in repair, maintenance and building projects. Local tool libraries reduce the costs of improving and greening neighbourhoods, thereby transforming homes and community spaces into vibrant places that reflect a commitment to sustainability and environmental concern. Over 100 tool libraries have been established in North America since 1979. As a member of the Guelph Tool Library, members sign-out tools for both their home and community initiatives. Whether you are hanging a picture or renovating a community park, the Tool Library offers a range of equipment for your project as a low-cost, resource sharing and space-saving alternative to purchasing and owning tools. The Guelph Tool Library is a project of Transition Guelph, a local chapter in a global network of citizen groups working to build infrastructure for a sustainable economy beyond fossil fuels. Transition Guelph held its first public meeting in 2008. By 2009 Guelph, Ontario officially declared its status as a "Transition Town" and now hosts an annual, week-long Resilience Festival encompassing Earth Hour. The Guelph Tool Library officially opened its doors in August 2016. It provides access to a collection of tools commonly used in community agriculture and do-it-yourself construction projects for an annual membership fee ($40.00). The Guelph Tool Library currently operates with funds from a City of Guelph grant but has a goal to become self-sufficient through membership fees. Our mission is to build community resilience by engaging its members in sharing knowledge, skills and resources.

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