free geek toronto

Advancing digital inclusion through tech reuse

We turn old devices into new opportunities, providing affordable computers, green solutions, and fostering digital inclusion

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WHAT WE DO

Increasing access to technology one computer at a time

We are a non-profit technology reuse social enterprise in the heart of Toronto. We provide low-cost computers, offer green solutions to unwanted and end-of-life technology, and work with partners to increase digital inclusion in our city.

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FREE GEEK TORONTO

Bridging the
Digital Divide

We turn old devices into new opportunities, providing affordable computers, green solutions, and fostering digital inclusion

Welcome to Free Geek Toronto's new website!
Our hours of operation are 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday.

WHAT WE DO

Increasing access to technology one computer at a time

We are a not-for-profit technology reuse social enterprise in the heart of Toronto. We provide low-cost computers, offer green solutions to unwanted and end-of-life technology, and work with partners to increase digital inclusion in our city.

Accepting
Donations

We accept donations of unwanted technology.

Rebuilding Old
Technology

We prepare donations for reuse by securely wiping all data, repairing/upgrading parts, and installing free and open-source software.

Offering Volunteer Opportunities

We create  opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech and repair.

Providing Technology for Social Change

We provide low-cost technology in bulk to eligible charities, not-for-profits, and community organizations, including social change enterprises.

our impact

Building digital inclusion

In collaboration with our many partners, we build digital inclusion by providing skills-building and employment opportunities to community members facing barriers to participation.

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what's new

It’s an exciting time at Free Geek Toronto

EARTH DAY 2023
February 26, 2024

This Earth Day you can make a big difference for our small organization! As an active advocate for a circular economy, Free Geek Toronto is doing its utmost to help minimize negative impacts on the environment. We take in unwanted technology, and through an exhaustive process, are able to determine what can be reused and what has to be recycled.

Digicams: 7 Reasons to Try Older Digital Cameras
February 19, 2024

Pocket-sized digital cameras are having a comeback. The aesthetics of digicam photos reflect a trend towards more inclusive and authentic art. Instead of taking, making and editing pixel perfect pictures with expensive gear and the “latest” software, creators are simply going outside at the right time of day, happily taking snapshots with grain, noise, blur, and red eye, then sharing what they love.

E-Waste Explained: What Is It, Its Impact and What You Can Do
January 31, 2024

E-waste, or electronic waste, refers to discarded or end-of-life electronic devices. E-waste includes mobiles, laptops/desktops, and computer accessories, such as keyboards and speakers. It can also include televisions, digital cameras, or even lightbulbs; any item that requires electricity to operate.

what people are saying

We build community capacity within Toronto

“I learned so much more about computer hardware and how to refurbish computers. I also felt like I was doing something meaningful while volunteering. Helping take in computers that aren't needed by some people and making them accessible to the people that need this technology is such a great thing. Overall it's been a great and fun experience volunteering with Free Geek Toronto."

- Lily, 2022

EXPLORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
our work

Working towards a better, more inclusive future

Digital
Inclusion

We build digital inclusion by providing skills-building and employment opportunities to community members facing barriers to participation.

Skills
Development

We provide opportunities for skills development in all aspects of our operations, including sales, refurbishment, reuse, customer service, and recycling warehousing.

Access to Technology

We provide options for access to technology that reflect people’s ability to pay, a collective commitment to digital inclusion, and the planet’s well-being.

E-Waste and IT Training

We provide opportunities to engage with the community and help the environment through hands-on training in e-waste and IT management.

2000+
Computers refurbished or rebuilt
400k+
Lbs of electronics sent to be ethicially recycled
50+
Work skills development participants involved
25%
of refurbished computers sold for under $100

Increasing digital inclusion in our city.

Our vision is a city with options for access to technology that reflect people’s ability to pay, a collective commitment to digital inclusion, and the planet’s well-being.

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Hours of operation

Sunday – Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Technology drop-offs accepted on Fridays and Saturdays between 12:00 – 5:00 PM.

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