So here we are – four years after launching Toronto’s first Tool Library – renovating our fourth location at 830 St. Clair West. It’s always a bit daunting opening a new location as running and maintaining tool libraries is no easy task – it’s a lot of work and the daily operations for these spaces are fully reliant on volunteer efforts. They are community-driven projects and any money generated from memberships goes back into operating the space. But, the benefits of these sharing projects are many and so we continue to put our time and energy into opening tool libraries.
But that isn’t what this post is about. This post is about the fact that each and every time we announce the launch of a new location, we are greeted with such positivity and enthusiasm from the community. St. Clair West has been no exception. These past few weekends, we have been joined by so many amazing, dedicated volunteers who have been helping us renovate and prepare the space. We are just so grateful that there are others out there who share our vision of a world where resources are shared and everyone has access to the things they need. We couldn’t do this without all of these passionate people sharing their skills, talents and time with us. Because it takes a village to raise a truly genuine sharing economy. Here are some photos of our progress to far (thanks to @laurairuegas for taking these fantastic images for us):
All photos taken by @laurairuegas