Spring Cleaning

Spring is just around the corner, and that gets many of us thinking about Spring Cleaning. For some individuals, this means a deep clean of the whole house, inside and out. For others, it’s as simple as packing away the bulky boots and coats, and swapping them for sun hats and shorts. Most of us … Continued

Where do you get your tools?

                One of the first questions that I am asked about the Guelph Tool Library (GTL) is “what tools do you have?”.  That is usually followed up by “where do they come from?”.  The first question is easy to answer, “more than you might expect!”.  We have over … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Re: Purpose Fest

The Guelph Tool Library (GTL) presents Re:Purpose Fest, a community recycling event and barbeque on Saturday June 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Tytler Public School (131 Ontario Street).  Attendees at Re:Purpose Fest will be able to recycle many items that normally end up in the landfill or learn about unique ways to … Continued

Beeswax Wraps

You might have heard the buzz about beeswax wraps. The little fabric squares are taking the world of sustainable living by storm. These wraps allow you to eliminate plastic wrap, produce bags, and sandwich bags in your every day routine. They are made from cotton fabric that has been coated in a waxy solution made … Continued

Take-away the waste

When trying to reduce waste, one of the hardest things to give up is convenience foods. Tetra Paks, the dreaded black plastic, styrofoam, and so much cellophane stand between the consumer and a quick, convenient meal. Even at many fast food and carry-out places, there’s single use cutlery, condiments, and containers to contend with. Recently, … Continued

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 … Continued