What is a Tool Library?
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 40 tool libraries have been established in North America since 1979.
As a member of the Toronto Tool Library, members signout tools for both their home and community initiatives. Whether you are hanging a picture or renovating a community park, the Toronto Tool Library offers a rangeof equipment for your project as a low-cost, resource sharing and space-saving alternative to purchasing and owning tools. Non-profits and charitable organizations will also enjoy special membership rates.
The Toronto Tool Library space has two locations. Our west location can be found in the basement of our community partner, the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC), a registered charitable organization at 1499 Queen Street West. Our East location is at 1803 Danforth Avenue, just east of Coxwell.
The Institute for a Resource-Based Economy (IRBE), a registered non-profit, is responsible for the operations and management of the Toronto Tool Library.