toronto tool library

Soon you can borrow tools from the Toronto Public Library

Good news for those of us who don't know where to store a garage's worth of supplies in our tiny apartments: the Toronto Tool Library (TTL), currently with two locations in the city, is partnering with the Toronto Public Library for its third location at the Downsview branch at 2793 Keele Street.

Ryan Dyment, co-founder of the TTL, tells us this marks the first time in Canadian history
that both books and tools will be offered for loan under the same roof. The common sense pairing means you can borrow books on home renos and the tools to do 'em properly (but not the common sense, that's on you).

For a cost of $50 a year anyone will be able to borrow hand, power, and gardening tools from the TTL at Downsview. A Toronto Public Library card will get tool borrowers $5 off their annual membership.

The official opening of the third location of the Toronto Tool Library is April 30.


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