Re:Purpose Fest Returns

The Guelph Tool Library is excited to be working with Habitat for Humanity Guelph-Wellington to bring back Re:Purpose Fest, a free community recycling festival. Re:Purpose Fest brings together a variety of community initiatives that help repair, re-home, reuse, and recycle household goods. This one day event will take place on Saturday, May 28th from 11 … Continued

Beyond Repair

Presented by the Guelph Tool Library. This event is for tool libraries, repair cafes, and anyone interested the Right to Repair movement. Inspired by the Right to Repair movement the Guelph Tool Library has created a conference to assist people and organizations as they advocate for the circular economy. If you are interested in attending, … Continued

Right to Repair

The Guelph Tool Library is lobbying for a new federal bill (Bill C-272) that would allow owners of technology the Right to Repair.  They are also rallying other Canadian Tool Libraries and Repair Cafes to lobby their MPs to support the bill as well. The Guelph Tool Library is showing its support for Federal Bill … Continued

GTL – Rebuilding Together – 2020 Membership Drive

A World Where Communities Find Joy In Sharing In the last four years, the Guelph Tool Library has gone from a small, grassroots working group run by a few volunteer, to an incorporated not-for-profit with over 1000 tools, kits and appliances available for borrow. We have over 500 members, and we have processed almost 9,000 … Continued

The Crow’s Nest #4: The Farm and the Friends of That Farm

Buckle up folks, it’s story time! Today we’re talking about power. Lukewarm take: universities have a power dynamic that’s upheld at the expense of their students. During my time in university, it seemed like the student body was constantly fighting for something. Fighting cuts to funding, fighting for divestment, fighting for mental health services, fighting … Continued

Guelph Tool Library Goes Virtual

The Guelph Tool Library is helping the community stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic with new virtual programming. “Our whole mission is surrounded in a world where people receive joy in sharing. But without being able to share physically, we still want to be able to maintain that connection. It’s so important right now,” says … Continued

The Crow’s Nest #2: Jenny Mitchell and the Magic Golden Bus

Welcome! Thanks for checking out episode two. This round, listen to me chat with Jenny Mitchell, creative extraordinaire. She’s an incredibly interesting, intelligent and genuine podcast guest and was fantastic to interview. This episode, despite being the second, is the first that I recorded. Jenny turned my okay questions into insightful answers and took our … Continued