James Town is a vibrant and growing community, and on the 9th of August, the neighbourhood launched the City’s first Share and Reuse Hub, the 240 Hub. Located at 240 Wellesley, the Hub aims to support a culture of reusing, sharing, repairing and repurposing items to prolong their life.
Funded by The City of Toronto, the 240 Hub and its initiatives build sustainable communities by:
- educating residents about the importance of waste reduction and reuse
- providing opportunities for sharing and repairing
- offering skills training and creating job and economic opportunities
- creating a space for community members to gather.
What Happens at the HUB
The 240 Hub will also feature a tool library, where residents can borrow equipment for a short time and return it. It is similar to a library but instead of borrowing books you can borrow tools, party supplies, games, etc. This initiative prevents items that can have a second life from needlessly ending up in a landfill. The Hub is a space to enhance public knowledge and ability to repurpose items for a second life.
What happens at the tool library will have an impact on reducing waste and keeping our environment green and healthy. The hub will provide the tools and resources needed to help residents develop and learn skills regarding repair and ‘do it yourself’ fixes. There will be classes and workshops running throughout the year to help residents learn these skills. Please drop by at the hub to borrow tools.