Community Reduce & Reuse Programs are offered in-person and online.

Check out the list of workshops and events below which includes information on how to register.

Supported by Rexdale Community Health Centre:

Food preservation workshops will focus on learning the basics of food preservation and target beginner skills: Seasonal workshops to be announced

* For more information and to register please email Althea.martin@rexdalechc.com or call 416-678-7172.

Supported by Black Creek Farm & Food Share:

To register for upcoming workshops, please complete the form available at: bit.ly/BCCFurbanharvest.

For more information email urbanharvest@blackcreekfarm.ca or call 416-393-6381.

707 Dundas St. W., Scadding Court Community Centre:

  • In-person beginner’s sewing classes: Wednesdays 1 to 3:15 p.m
  • In-person intermediate/advanced sewing classes: Mondays 2 to 4 p.m and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Repair clinics: Mondays 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

*For more information and to register for a program please email Sugandha Singh at sugandha@scaddingcourt.org or call 416-392-0335.

1765 Weston Rd., Community Place Hub, supported by Progress Place:

  • The Club Thread: Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Youth Focused Sewing Program (in person sessions): July 6 to August 3, 2023. Please visit for specific times.
  • Virtual sewing program on Facebook and Instagram Live: Thursdays, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Waste reduction tips on Facebook and Instagram: Mondays
  • Learn to Sew – In Person: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* For more information and to register for a program, please email communityplacehub@progressplace.org or call 416-323-1429.

2677 Kipling Ave., supported by Delta Family Resource Centre:

  • Drop-ins for Repairs & Alterations: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sewing Classes (in-person): Fridays 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • DIY Workshops (in-person): Fridays 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Q & A ask an industry expert: Mondays 2 to 6 p.m.

* For more information and to register for a program please email Bindya Chauhan at bchauhan@dfrc.ca or call 416-747-1172.

10 Gateway Blvd, supported by The Neighbourhood Organization:

  • Basic Sewing Skills (in-person and virtual): Mondays and Fridays,12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Beginners Sewing Training (in-person and virtual): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Advanced Sewing Training (in-person): Wednesdays, noon to 2 p.m.
  • Do it Yourself (DIY)(virtual): Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to noon
  • Free alteration: Fridays, noon to 2 p.m.
  • Repair Café Free Sewing Machine repair clinics: noon to 2 p.m. (by appointment only)

*For more information and to register email Pearlita Juan at pjuan@tno-toronto.org or call 647-222-9295.

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The City is partnering with Access Alliance, CultureLink, and the Gateway Bicycle Hub – supported by The Neighbourhood Organization –  to deliver the Bicycle Repair Hubs program.

15 Tobermory Dr., supported by Culture Link:

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Drop-in: Tuesdays: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Recurring program is in-person.  To register for a program and for more information please contact Namrah Khan by email at nkhan@culturelink.ca or by phone at 647-713-9188.

3939 Lawrence Ave. E., supported by Access Alliance:

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Drop-in: Tuesdays: 2 to 6 p.m.

Bike Tune Up and Safety Check Drop-in: Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information or to register for a program, please email scarboroughcycles@accessalliance.ca, visit Scarborough Cycles Drop-in Bike Repair or call 416-699-7920 x 4231.

10 Gateway Blvd., supported by The Neighbourhood Organization:

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Drop-in: Tuesdays: 12 to 5 p.m.
Bike Match Exchanges: Mondays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteer Training, Refurbishing Sessions: Wednesdays: 12 to 5 p.m.

Contactless Bike Repair (CBR) – Free repair service. By appointment only – drop off days Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 24 hour to 72-hour turnaround. Email info@gatewaybikehub.org or call 416-551-2011 to book.

*Recurring program are in person/online and by appointment only.  For more information and to  register please contact info@gatewaybikehub.org or call 416-551-2011.

 

Locations across Toronto, supported by Food Share:

Community Compost Champions (50 community gardens across Toronto): Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Recurring programs are in person and by appointment only.  For more information and to register please contact growing@foodshare.net or (416) 363-6441 ext. 203.

240 Wellesley St., supported by The Neighbourhood Organization & The Community Corner:

Daily Repairs (for electronics, clothes, bikes, jewelry and watches, laptops, computers and tablets and small furniture) “bring in your items for repair”: Mondays to Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Contact thecorner240@stjamestown.org or call 416-964-6657 *240 for an appointment/consultation with a fixer.

Access “Library of Things” (borrow tools, laptops or tablets, dollies, camping equipment, party equipment): Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call for an appointment and to check the availability of an item.

Program Summary:

  • Corner Re-Store (thrift store for clothing and accessories): Mondays 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Night Stitch “Knitting for beginners”: Mondays 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Jewelry Making Workshop: Tuesdays 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Market Greens (weekly market with affordable produce on a membership model with an on-site dietician available for consultation): Wednesdays 2 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Hand Sewing (DIY) sessions: Fridays 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Crafting Workshop for Kids: Fridays 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sewing Class (with machines): Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Green Café (nutritious, healthy meal combos for $5): Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 12 to 4 p.m.

For Electronic Repair and Bike Repair Workshops please contact and book your slot. Workshops are recurring with one batch scheduled every two months.

Others programs include: Coding for Beginners, Gardening Workshops, Donation Program, Earn a computer.

For more information visit www.stjamestown.org/the-corner/ and to register please email thecorner240@stjamestown.org or call 416-964-6657 *240.

2667 Kipling Ave., supported by Rexdale Women’s Centre:

U FIX IT program (in partnership with Repair CafeTO) weekly free small household appliance and electronic repairs: Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1.p.m.

U FIX IT free five-week basic training program: Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Summer Camp on the 3Rs Ambassador Program (free for children ages 8-14): July and August

3Rs Ambassador Training Program to help reduce environment impacts: Quarterly

Recurring programs are in person/online and by appointment only. For more information and to register please email Kadra Howsi KHowsi@rexdalewomen.org or call 647-206-2251.