If you have any broken electronics, small appliances, or household items laying around, hang onto them a bit longer. Repair Café is coming back to Brampton, and you may be able to have your items fixed for free.
Repair Café is a global movement started in Amsterdam in 2009. It aims to reduce needless waste that is sent to landfill and to change society’s throwaway mindset. There are more than 1,800 repair cafes around the world. To learn more about the global initiative, please visit RepairCafe.org.
The folks at Repair Café can help you fix anything from lamps, fans and computers to bicycles, toasters and coffee tables. Here are the three upcoming Repair Café events in Brampton this February.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Sheridan College – Davis Campus
(7899 McLaughlin Road)
This Repair Café event happens from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and there is a Sheridan Art Hive event happening at the same if you want to get creative after you get your coffee pot fixed. This session is hosted by Sheridan Mission Zero, and you can learn more about the event here.
Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Brampton Library Four Corners Branch
(65 Queen Street East)
This one happens from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., but you have to register onsite by 2:30 pm. You can learn more and let them know you’re interested here.
Saturday, February 15, 2020, at PAMA, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives
(9 Wellington Street East)
You can join this repair happening, also hosted by Sheridan Mission Zero, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn more about it right here. There’s even still time to volunteer to be a fixer at this event, and you can apply here (pdf link).