Throw it away? No way!
Fix it at the Repair Café!
This Repair Café is only for small appliances.
Repair Café is an international movement to reduce landfill, share skills, and create community!
Please bring only one item to be fixed, as time and space are limited. You will need to register beforehand by selecting a time slot here on Eventbrite or calling Lee Valley at 613-596-9202.
If your item is missing a piece or needs a replacement part, please bring that as well.
Everyone is welcome at this free event, there will be coffee and snacks, and lots of people to meet and chat with.
The event at Lee Valley will be held be held in their Seminar Room, the front doors are automatic, and this facility has accessible bathrooms and parking spaces.
There will most likely be be vapours in use from glue and other solvents.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Lee Valley is serviced by OC Transpo buses 152, 95, 82, 62 and there are many parking spaces on site.
What can I bring to the event?
Please bring one small appliance to be fixed to allow time for everyone to see a fixer and learn new skills.
Why do I need to register on Eventbrite when this is a free event?
We like knowing how many people are coming, so we can buy enough cookies, but also so we can prepare with enough volunteer fixers and helpers. Your registration helps us to plan and we really appreciate it.
What will happen when I arrive?
Please arrive for the time slot you have booked. When you arrive, a very nice team of people will welcome you, have you fill out a form with you name, email, postal code, and the item you've brought with you. We will also ask you to sign a waiver stating that you're ok with us taking your photo and that we won't get in trouble if you end up hurting yourself in the process of learning to fix your item.
You'll then go have a great cup of coffee and a snack, maybe chat with some neighbours, and wait until we call your name to meet with a fixer. After your item has been fixed and you've learned some new skills, you'll bring your form over to the photo booth, have a cute picture taken with our FIXED! sign, and either be on your way, or hang out for a bit and see what's happening!
If you would like to volunteer to be a fixer or helper at this, or future, Repair Cafes, please email us at [email protected]