What’s going on with the GTL

Location: The site search continues but we do have a few good options to consider. If you know of a business or group that has a suitable affordable space, please let us know! We need a single car garage size space, with electricity, heat and water. It should be centrally located and near a bus stop and on street level with easy access.

Tool Donations: Our library offers a collection of tools specifically gathered to support urban and backyard agriculture and food production in Guelph. Donations of basic garden tools are flowing in well but we haven’t received much kitchen related inventory. A list of things we could use is listed at the end of this update. Please spread the word!

Our Art Collection: We saw an opportunity through the tool library to grow support for the arts in Guelph,  furthering the local growth of resilience skills like creativity. Saba Sanienejad has stepped up as our Curator of Art & Craft Tools. These could include:
Leatherworking tools
Glass and tile cutting tools
Sewing machines and sergers
Weaving and spinning equipment
Paper and matt cutters

Repair Cafe: We’re hosting our first Repair Cafe on the morning of August 20th at St James the Apostle Church. You can bring in a broken household item and ideally, get it fixed! There will be various repair stations: electrical items, jewelry, zippers, clothing, furniture and wooden items, etc. The CSA Bike Centre will be there for minor bike repairs and maintenance. There will also be a locally grown salad buffet brunch, tool library donation drop-off, swap tables and info displays. More info to come!

Networking the Guelph Sharing Economy: We’ve been connecting with others working locally in other sectors of the sharing economy. Last week we met with the CSA Bike Club and Ed Video. Next week we’re meeting with Ten Carden. Also this month we will be meeting with the Guelph Public Library and the city’s Community Garden Working Group.

Volunteers: Yup, we’ll need them. Interested? Email us and I’ll add you to our list. We believe in giving volunteers interesting and creative tasks. Write-ups of volunteer positions are in the works.

To contact the tool library, email toollibrary@transitionguelph.ca

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Kitchen wish list (by no means is this a complete list!)

  • Blender with glass jug
  • Hand mixer
  • Slow cooker
  • Stand mixer with dough hooks
  • Pressure canner
  • Toaster oven
  • Hot plate
  • Propane outdoor cooker
  • Smoker
  • Charcoal bbq
  • Canning pot
  • Stock pot
  • Rice cooker
  • Dehydrator
  • Pasta mill
  • Grain press
  • Flour mill
  • Various food thermometers
  • Various cake tins
  • Icing kit
  • Juicer
  • Large roasting pan
  • Large serving platters
  • Foley mill
  • Scales
  • Sets of dishes, glassware etc suitable for catering