Do you have broken items at home that you’d love to use again? What to do!
Toss it? Replace it? REPAIR IT!
Repair Cafes are events where neighbours help neighbours fix broken household items – small appliances and furniture, home electronics and computers, housewares, clothes, jewellery, bikes, toys, book and paper repair, and more. If you can carry it, we’ll try to fix it. For Free! Repair Cafes also help the environment, build community, and encourage a culture of repair.
Lakeshore Arts is hosting two workshops and one Repair Cafe event in the month of July. Read about each event and register below.
We are also looking for Volunteers for our Repair Cafe event. Scroll down to read about the Volunteer Roles and sign-up.
Upcoming Repair Events
REPAIR SKILLS WORKSHOP: Learn Sashiko Mending with Adam Quang – Saturday, July 15 2023
Join us in this Sashiko Mending Workshop and embark on a journey of self-expression, where you’ll cultivate a profound bond with your garments and breathe new life into their stories.
Workshop will be running from 2-4 PM and will be hosted at Etobicoke Civic Centre – 399 The West Mall (TBC)
Registration Link will be added soon.
REPAIR CAFE EVENT: Get your broken items fixed! – Saturday, July 29 2023
Got something broken and don’t know what to do? Bring it down to our Repair Cafe!
Bring your well-loved (but in need of repair) items like small appliances, furniture to electronics, bikes, clothes and jewellery down to St. Margaret’s Anglican Church (156 Sixth St, Etobicoke) from 12-4PM to have your broken item(s) repaired by our fixers. Items that cannot be fixed may be up-cycled into artwork!
Items will be fixed on a first come, first serve basis. No sign-ups required. If the fixers are busy, we’ll provide a wait ticket.
Refreshments will be provided.
Workshop will be running from 2-4 PM and will be hosted at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church (156 Sixth St., Etobicoke)
First come, first serve!
Past Repair Events
REPAIR SKILLS WORKSHOP: Learn Small Appliance Repair with Paul Madger – Saturday, July 8 2023
Come to our troubleshooting workshop and learn some simple steps to solving the mystery of broken stuff. This workshop will go through the process of troubleshooting, determining what caused your electrical or electronic equipment or almost anything to break.
Workshop will be running from 2-4 PM and will be hosted at Lakeshore Arts’ Community Project Space (2422 Lakeshore Blvd W)