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Member Poll 2014

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Help the  Toronto Tool Library serve you better! Tell us how we can improve, what matters to you most and the vision you see for the Tool Library spaces.  The poll takes a few minutes and we ask that only existing members answer. If you’re not yet a member, please come visit our space first before leaving feedback. Thank you! Take Poll...

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How to Swing a Hammer and Find a Stud

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Workshop: “How to Swing a Hammer and Find a Stud”   August 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm East Tool Library (1803 Danforth Ave) RSVP Required (see below)   The Workshop  Calling all women who want to learn to be handy at home with a basic introduction to hand and power tool use! Have fun, network with other women, and learn about building a home for the community. RSVP  Contact Anastasia at ?ContractHER@hotmail.com  with your name, phone number and email address (Please also send feedback if a week night would have been better than a weekend for you.)   Build Ambassador  Anastasia from Contracther is a Level 2 Carpenter, Energy Conservation specialist, Habitat Women Build Ambassador, crew Leader for 8 yrs, Sustainable ContractHER, speaker and leads SOLD OUT workshops at the Tool Library. Brought to you in partnership with the Toronto Tool Library and ContractHER.  Learn more about Women Build at...

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Kids Week

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Uncategorized |

A Week of Awesome  August 18th – August 22nd  The Toronto Tool Library is offering workshops to meet your Young Maker’s curiosity! Kids can join us for half-day, full day (discounted rates for full days) or more! Programs are open from 9am – 5pm at our east-end Makerspace (1803 Danforth Ave), prices range from $20 – $40 a workshop. Activities include: 3D printing, building bubble blowers, Crafts, Gardening, Scavenger hunts + more! To see the Week’s schedule, read below or Download Brochure. Register today:   Kids Week Schedule Teaming up with experienced educators, we’ve partnered with Kids’ Growing City in Gardening, DIY Kids,  Young Makers of Toronto +more! For more Information: Email: Michelle@TorontoToolLibrary.com Phone:...

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Summer Camp

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Week of “Maker” Camp August 11th – 15th, 9am – 3pm  The Toronto Tool Library is offering a one-week camp (five days) of amazing projects and creations for your “Mini-Maker”. Kids ages 8 – 15 will learn at our east-side Makerspace (1803 Danforth Ave) – all skill levels welcomed. The program will focus on Robot Builds and creating an Obstacle Course to foster collaboration & problem-solving skills taught by our Youth Skills teacher, Michelle Mismash. For more information, please read below for the program description. Limited spots left, please register on Eventbrite: Program Description    Obstacle Course + Robot Build August 11th – 15th 9am – 3pm / $350 + HST  The Obstacle Course and Robot Build works to foster a strong sense of collaborative problem solving skills through a large-scale obstacle course team build. Participants will work together to design and build an obstacle course and independently work to create robots that they will then use to navigate the “opposing” team’s obstacle course. Outcome: Participants will develop knowledge of basic robotics, design, and structural engineering. They will have ample opportunity to learn how to use the laser cutter as well as various power and hand tools. In addition to the Obstacle Course and Robot Build young makers will participate in a variety of mini-workshops throughout the week. They will have opportunities to tinker, deconstruct electronics, use the 3D printers, and create new designs. For more Information: Email: Michelle@TorontoToolLibrary.com Phone: 647-386-0918...

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Tool Ninjas

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Slider Home Posts |

Get Training from a”Tool Ninja”  The Toronto Tool Library offers a unique program called “Tool Ninjas” that give you mentorship in tool use and making projects. Our Tool Ninjas are experts in a variety of tools and trades. You can book One-on-One mentorship with a Tool Ninja to learn proper tool use and get help in building any project you have in mind! They can teach you anything and everything – 3D printing, Woodworking, Laser cutting, youth skills + more! To book a Session: Click here to read our Tool Ninja profiles and Email us to book them:  Contact@IRBE.org Rory Rennie  3D Printing + Laser Cutting As the resident Engineer, Rory teaches members on Laser Cutting and 3D Printing their next project. He operates our high-tech machinery at the east-end Makerspace and completes orders for customers in Laser cutting and 3D printing. He is a recent graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technologies from Humber College. Michelle Mismash  Youth Skills Training Michelle is our resident Youth Programming Coordinator and trains children and teenagers of all ages in becoming “Mini-Makers.”  She has worked for over a year at the Tool Library as  lead youth instructor, offering kids ages 4 – 17 a variety of skills-based training in woodworking, robotics and 3D printing. Michelle is a certified educator with Chicago Public Schools and previously she worked as an ESL teacher in South Korea for two years. When she is not working with kids, she is the Crew leader for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. This year, she is studying for her Masters at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education....

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