Edmonton’s first tool library is officially opening to the public.
The Edmonton Tool Library will open Saturday afternoon at the Bellevue Community League on 112 Avenue.
The idea for the tool-sharing non-profit society was first conceived last year. A tool drive was held last October, the space at the community league was acquired and the library will now be open every Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
The concept sprang from the fact that tools are often not used to their full potential, according to co-founder Stacey Cann. The tool library allows people to share tools and rent them for specific periods of time, thereby eliminating a situation where a tool is only used once.
The co-founders told Global News last year that they expect most members to be doing quick renovations, short-term projects or run small businesses. Membership costs $50 per year.
Tool libraries already exist in other cities across the country, including Toronto and Halifax.
More to come…