Repair Cafe - Vancouver City Hall (moved due to the Vasaikhi Parade)

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Repair Cafe - Vancouver City Hall (moved due to the Vasaikhi Parade)

Want to repair a broken small appliance, electronic product or an item of clothing? Join one of our free repair cafes in Vancouver.

By Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 22 · 9am - 1pm PDT


Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4 Canada

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation) in partnership with the City of Vancouver offers FREE community repair cafes because the more we can repair, the longer products stay in circulation, and this means less waste!

Book a free appointment time slot between 9:00am-1:00pm to receive in person repair help from our volunteer repairers.

Please read carefully:

ONE REPAIR TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD PLEASE. If more are booked we will have to cancel the subsequent tickets for repair timeslots. EXCEPTION: if we still have tickets available on the Monday before an event, we will open those to folks who have already booked a repair.

Each person bringing an item to be repaired must complete a waiver form on site.

ONE ITEM PER APPOINTMENT PLEASE! Be mindful of our VOLUNTEER FIXERs and the other folks there to get their items fixed. Please note that you may be encouraged to get involved in the physical repair of your item, along with the volunteer repairer, so that you are learning and empowered to repair some of your own items at home.

Please book your appointment in the CORRECT CATEGORY. If booked in the wrong category, there is a good chance you will not be seen! You must arrive ON TIME for your appointment. If you arrive late, you will have forfeited your spot.

Please be PATIENT and KIND. This is a FREE event, and the FIXERS are VOLUNTEERS.


Repair categories:

Clothing/textiles - e.g. shirts, pillowcases, pants, tablecloths. Not accepted - items requiring alterations, hemming, bag repair, shoes. Some zipper repairs may not be possible due to complexity and time.

Small appliances - e.g. lamps, small kitchen appliances, foot heaters, hair dryers, and fans.

Electronics/computers - e.g. laptops, desktops, power bars, home entertainment items such as stereos, guitar amps, electric pianos. VCRs. DVD players, and kids' electronic toys. Not accepted - cell phones and tablets.

Bicycles - minor repairs and tune ups. Replacement parts such as inner tube must provide your own part(s)

General - small, portable items e.g. jewelry and other miscellaneous items. Not accepted - shoes, bags, luggage, furniture or large appliances.


This is a cafe right? Grab a free coffee and chat with others while you wait for your repair booking. Please bring your own mug though, as this strives to be a zero waste event!

This event is funded with assistance from Metro Vancouver.

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