The Toronto Tool Library (TTL) is super excited to announce a brand-new partnership with the Toronto Public Library (TPL)! The TTL and TPL have agreed to open a brand new Tool Library at the Downsview Public Library branch of the TPL, located at 2793 Keele Street. For the first time, Canadians can now borrow books and tools under the same roof!

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Downsview branch

The Downsview Public Library at Keele and Wilson

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!

DATE: April 30, 12-8pm. Press conference at 2pm.

PLACE: Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele Street

HAVE TOOLS TO DONATE? Tool donations will be accepted all day. Donors will be entered into a draw to win great prizes including annual memberships, worskhops and even a lifetime membership! MORE INFO about our Tool Drive and the prizes available HERE

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Since opening its doors in Parkdale two years ago, the TTL has loaned over 12,000 tools ranging from power drills and ladders to pressure washers and roto-tillers. This new branch will be the TTL’s third branch location to add to existing locations at 1499 Queen Street West and 1803 Danforth Avenue. Generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Pioneer +TO and countless tool donors and volunteers, this community project represents a shift in consumption to allow for a more sustainable approach to resource use in the 21st century. Commonly known as the Sharing Economy, members of the Tool Library can reduce their environmental impact by accessing infrequently used tools rather than owning and storing them.

For further information about this project please contact:

Ryan Dyment, Executive Director

ryan @irbe.org, 647-965-5604