lawrence alvarez

lawrence alvarez


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intro’d to Lawrence at tmzday toronto..

Lawrence is co-founder of Toronto Tool Library:

toronto tool library

What is a Tool Library?

Tool libraries loan specialized tools for both experienced and inexperienced community members who are interested in repair, maintenance and building projects.

Local tool libraries reduce the costs of improving and greening neighbourhoods, thereby transforming homes and community spaces into vibrant places that reflect  a commitment to sustainability and environmental concern. Over 40 tool libraries have been established in North America since 1979.


lawrence with cc

How does the Tool Library work?

Members have access to over 2000 tools for only $50 a year, which are taken out just like library books. Our tools range from simple screw drivers and drills to table saws, welding equipment and even a full wood shop. We’ve also got a mini seed library, an open-sourced 3D printer, household items like pressure washers, and kitchen equipment like pasta makers and Vitamixes housed in our Kitchen Library.


Lawrence and Charles Eisenstein: