The Shop
A maker space for those getting creative with ceramics, woodworking and other crafting. They offer both drop in and membership rates. If you're looking to learn a few skills, they run a variety of classes. [Read More]
Noble Hop - Downtown Toronto homebrewing ingredients and equipment
With the recent controversy surrounding the beer stores, it seems like a great time to try your hand at creating your own beers. Noble Hop is a supply shop serving Toronto Homebrewing community. They carry a pretty decent range of yeasts and other ingredients. They also run workshops if you are looking for a few pointers on getting started. They are one of the only shops like this located close to the downtown area, and I'm very pleased they chose to set up shop in my neighbo... [Read More]
Toronto Clothing Repairathon | Repairing Clothes… in Toronto
The Clothing Repairathon runs free public events, where anyone can bring clothing to be repaired by volunteers. Our first event will be on April 20 at the Wychwood Barns. We're still looking for donations of sewing materials (especially thread) and volunteers. Please see our website for more information.... [Read More]
Toronto Tool Library
For a small yearly fee you are free to borrow tools and power tools of all sorts. They will also be running tool workshops. You no longer need to buy a saw to do that one little project. [Read More]
Romni Wools
Exceptionally large selection of wool products. Yarns, roving for felting, knitting needles and the related accessories. I have a hard time resisting their boxing day sales, and as a result I've felted a large portion of my winter wear from their wool. Only wish they carried more roving from Ontario sheep. [Read More]
Toronto Craft Alert — News for the Craft Curious
Toronto Craft Alert runs a blog, a mailing list, hosts a forum and a variety of other crafting resources. with the aim of supporting the crafting community in torotno. [Read More]
How to learn French in Toronto
I owe all of my success with learning french to immersion, as such this article will focus on how to immerse yourself in French in Toronto. What if you prefer learning in a classroom setting? It is not difficult to find FSL classes through the TDSB, private institutions or tutors.  Unfortunately, all my experiences with French language classes from grade school to adulthood have been frustrating at best, so I do not personally recommend that path. I suggest trying to keep things fun, pic... [Read More]
SKETCH :: Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless youth.
Every time I visited the Sketch studio or seen participants at events around Toronto I've been impressed by their creativity, but what really blows me away is the relationships the organization seems to foster. It's a diverse group of people who come together at sketch to collaborate, create and support each other. It's a truly uplifting and inspiring culture that they've established. It's easy to look at street involved youth simply as those who need to be... [Read More] - Toronto's hacker collective
What's a hack lab? If you're thinking computer geeks up to nefarious activities you've got the wrong idea. A good simple description might be a DIY group with a technology focus. You need to be recommended and voted in to become a member, but they open their doors every Tuesday to the public. The night I visited I found a handful of people sitting together with laptops and another group tweaking a 3D printer. One member quickly welcomed me and gave me the tour of the apart... [Read More]
Evergreen Brick Works | Bike Works
Tucked away in the Don Valley one can find a DIY bike repair shop. Bike Works is located at the brick works. They are open spring to fall on the weekends(10am–4pm). It's by donation($7 suggested to use the space + cost of parts) In addition to bike repair they also run bike safety workshops and rent out bikes by the hour. They are looking for volunteers and bike donations. [Read More]