Repair Café

Logo showing gears with the text "Repair Cafe - Toss it?  No way!"


What do you do with a broken toaster?  Or a chair with a wobbly leg?  Or a sweater full of moth holes?  Toss it?  No way!

Repair Café is an event where people can bring their broken items and expert "fixers" are on hand to help out with repairs.  The goals are to prevent useful items from being thrown out, pass on skills, and encourage repair culture.  UTM is proud to be hosting our first Repair Café!  At Repair Café, you can get help fixing computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, and furniture.

Date:  Monday, March 27th, 12 - 2 pm

Location:  **NOTE NEW LOCATION**  William G. Davis Building, Spigel Hall (down the hall from the bookstore)

What:  Repair Café – a global movement that aims to reduce the waste that’s sent to landfill and to change society’s throw-away mindset.

Cost:  FREE

Reminders to Repair Café visitors:

  • The fixer will work with you to repair your item. You will need to be present throughout the repair process.
  • Bring all the accessories of your item if they are available (e.g. cable, manual), which would help with the diagnosis of the problem.
  • Bring a part to test if you can (e.g. a working bulb for your lamp, a CD for your CD player, a monitor for your CPU unit).
  • Anyone is welcome to visit the Repair Café with or without a broken item. Our fixers can answer your questions and provide advice on how to repair & maintain your item.  If you cannot bring your item to Repair Café, it may be helpful to bring a photograph.
  • All attendees will need to sign a liability waiver before repairs are undertaken.