The Kitchen Library

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The Kitchen Library was the first non-profit lending library of kitchen appliances in Canada. Since opening its doors inside the Toronto Tool Library in October 2013, The Kitchen Library received local, national, and international media attention and community support. The Kitchen Library moved to Yonge and Eglinton (inside Living City Health) in October 2014 where they lent appliances and taught workshops. It closed September 1, 2016.[1]

As population increases and the average size of condos decrease, they believed that space and income shouldn't be barriers to cooking and healthy eating. By providing access to otherwise costly and space-consuming appliances they built a more shareable city for the future.

In 2014 they were named by Canadian Living as one of the "7 Canadian inventions that make your life better,"[2] and were featured in Toronto Life,[3] The Toronto Star,[4] The National Post,[5] and CBC News.[6]

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  1. ^ Dayna Boyer (September 1, 2016). "We're Closed". The Kitchen Library. Archived from the original on 2016-11-03. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "7 Canadian inventions to make your life better". Canadian Living. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  3. ^ Caroline Youdan (October 21, 2013). "Toronto now has a lending library for kitchen appliances". Toronto Life. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ Graham Slaughter (Oct 18, 2013). "Need a pricey kitchen gadget? There's a library for that". The Star. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  5. ^ Amy Stubbs (November 29, 2013). "How to borrow, share and learn your way to a home-cooked meal". The National Post. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  6. ^ Janet Davidson (Apr 18, 2014). "Share a juicer, your dog or a room in your home? How the sharing economy took off". CBC News. Retrieved 17 June 2014.

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