Once upon a time people maintained their equipment and fixed their belongings when they broke down. Now we are all too likely to toss an item and buy a new one, either because it is cheaper than to pay someone to repair it, or (even more likely) because we don’t have the knowledge and can’t find someone who does. The solution? Repair cafes, where volunteers help their neighbours to conserve their belongings and the resources that went into them instead of adding them to the junk pile. The owners leave this Toronto repair cafe with big smiles, and you will too. Filmmaker, Joella Cabalu, Producer, in attendance

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