a project in partnership with Creative Reuse Toronto, Greenest City Environmental Organization, and the City of Toronto
The Parkdale Sewing Repair Hub is a joint project of Creative Reuse Toronto, Greenest City Environmental Organization and the City of Toronto, and is funded by the City in order to help meet the goals of the City's Long Term Waste Strategy. This program provides workshop spaces to encourage repair and reuse of clothing and other textiles to help reduce the amount of textiles discarded each year. The City is partnering with Progress Place, Greenest City, Creative Reuse Toronto and Scadding Court Community Centre to deliver the Sewing Repair Hubs program. #TOsews
How to find us:
Our temporary space at 1229 Queen Street West closed on March 31. We will be moving to other temporary locations until our space is ready. The first of these locations will be at the Sorauren Field House on Sorauren Ave. near Dundas on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
What we offer:
Beginner Sewing Classes). We are taking names for our wait list for the next set of classes, but will be unable to offer them until further notice.
Drop-in Sessions for learning to mend and repair clothing and household textiles. These sessions will continue from April 23 until June for seven weeks in the new temporary location.
Special Mending events in other locations in Parkdale as scheduled - We were at Seedy Saturday on March 22,
Next special event is May 11 at Spring into Parkdale, when Creative Reuse Toronto and the Parkdale Sewing Repair Hub will each have a table at Queen and Cowan. Bring your hand mending. Learn to do Boro mending, darning and ornamental patching.
Mending and repair services for simple rips, patches, seams, etc. No coat zippers unless you bring in the zipper you would like to have replace a broken one. All work will be done by students who are learning, therefore if you need professional alterations and mending, please take those items to a professional service.
All clothing brought in for mending and repairs must be freshly laundered or we cannot accept it.