Come Visit Our New Location!

Come Visit us!

131 Ontario Street in Guelph, Ontario

131 Ontario Street, Guelph Ontario


Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
Friday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Sat/Sun Closed

Members are expected to pick up and return tools during open hours.

View our full calendar of events!


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.

EMILY DUNCAN is a tool librarian and she enjoys building sustainable communities through volunteer work and social activism.  Emily is a graduate student at UofG focusing on food systems and agriculture. 

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 Vision...

A world where communities find joy in sharing.
Our mission is to build community resilience by engaging its members in sharing knowledge, skills and resources.

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.

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