Guelph Zero Waste Festival

On Saturday, August 10th, community members are invited to gather to celebrate sustainable living at Guelph’s first Zero Waste Festival.   The Guelph Tool Library will present the festival as part of their Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant. The organization was awarded the grant in the fall of 2018, and will continue to offer their Read more about Guelph Zero Waste Festival[…]

The Crow is Leaving the Nest

Guelph Tool Library is becoming an Incorporated Not-For-Profit Organization The Guelph Tool Library is pleased to announce that it is becoming an incorporated not-for-profit organization commencing Thursday August 1, 2019.  The project began in August 2016 and has expanded to a full service tool library with over 375 members, 700 plus tools and appliances in Read more about The Crow is Leaving the Nest[…]

Book Donation Program at Re:Purpose Fest

I recently wrote to Wilma Alexander, who runs the book donation program we are supporting.  She sent me this wonderful letter on the program. We are collecting books for the program at Re:Purpose Fest – Saturday June 29, 2019.  John Dennis,  Guelph Tool Library Coordinator.   Hi John, I’ve delivered 311 boxes of books since I Read more about Book Donation Program at Re:Purpose Fest[…]

Students Share Creative Talents with the Guelph Tool Library

The Guelph Tool Library has had a unique relationship with the Marketing Students at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute since before we opened.  Students and teachers have shared their time and talent to help us create some funny, interesting, and curious promotions over the years. Our most recent endeavor was to create commercials for some Read more about Students Share Creative Talents with the Guelph Tool Library[…]

Simple Swaps September

As the new sustainability programming coordinator at the Guelph Tool Library, I feel it is extra important that I spend this year demonstrating my “sustainability accountability”. This blog will act as a diary of sorts, where I will check in with my successes and my shortcomings when it comes to incorporating techniques for waste reduction Read more about Simple Swaps September[…]

Toolbox Drive for New Immigrants

Our friends at Immigrant Service Guelph-Wellington approached us about using our space to teach a course on Home Maintenance and to use our tools for some hands on demonstrations. We were happy to help them out and the classes started in early September. The class is teaching newcomers to Canada about what type of tools Read more about Toolbox Drive for New Immigrants[…]

IKEA Commercial Reflects Changing Ideas

At the Guelph Tool Library and Repair Café Guelph, we are often telling our story and how concerned we are about the “throw away” mindset that is constantly advertised.  So, we were delighted to see the new IKEA Commercial that takes a positive spin on recycling. Spike Jones directed the famous and funny Ikea Lamp Read more about IKEA Commercial Reflects Changing Ideas[…]