About Us

We’re entrepreneurs and builders, and we’ve visited tool libraries all over North America. While we think they’re awesome, we couldn’t help but ask, why Hamilton didn’t have one? To answer that question, we decided to build one ourselves.

In our opinion, it doesn’t make sense to own a garage full of tools unless you’re a professional or a serious hobbyist. Most people need to cut a few boards and drill a few holes each year, and some people don’t have room in their garages! So why put money into a bunch of tools that won’t be used? This is where the Hamilton Tool Library can help.

We have thousands of tools available to members free of charge, whenever they need them. We also have a fully functional Makerspace and modern equipment, such as a large bed 3D printer. We will have workshops so you can brush up on your skills or learn some new techniques!
With each tool we lend, we hope to make Hamilton a little bit stronger and a little bit better. Please join us!

Hamilton Tool Library Mandate

To be helpful; making tools available to everyone.

To be fun; because that’s why we’re here.

To be awesome; continually doing great things with you.

To be inclusive; including you in what we do.

Meet the Team

Nadine Ubl

Nadine Ubl

Executive Director

Nadine is a Health and Safety Officer who consults for various small businesses in the GTHA. Her passion for safety has driven her to reach out to help others to work and play safe. She is very excited about helping to build HTL into a community of likeminded individuals who share that passion. She’s also been known to dabble in some pretty creative projects which often result in a great learning experience.

Halden Sproule

Halden Sproule

Founder & Board Member

Halden has moved around the world far too much, and is very happy to be settled in Hamilton. His last ten years include work as a teacher, running a 3D map production office, consulting to companies like Acer and HTC so they run more efficiently, and launching a startup ecommerce business. He‘s always been a builder, and can’t wait to get the shop up and running.

Cam Malcolm

Cam Malcolm

Board Chair

Cam spends his days as a lawyer with a passion for community. As a former musician and tree planter, Cam developed a love of tools and creativity. As Board Chair Cam can be found participating in various HTL projects and events and he is enthusiastic about the role that HTL plays as a community hub.

Emily Brander

Emily Brander

Board Member

Emily clearly loves lobster. She is a doctor at HHS as an obstetrician. She loves to bike, run, and hike. All of these things help her explore the city and its amazing parks and trails. She has been an active volunteer and community builder, and is really excited to make the HTL a success.

Jasper K

Jasper K

Board Member
Myles

Myles

Board Member

Christina Slote

Board Member

Jennifer Donaldson

Jennifer Donaldson

Board Member

Jenn is an HR Professional with many years of management experience. Her passion for all things local and creative has lead her to HTL as part of her drive to support the sharing economy. In her spare time Jenn can be found taking on all kinds of creative projects with her dog Cali at her side.

Trevor Pocaluyko

Trevor Pocaluyko

Board Member

Keiko

Keiko

VP, Cuteness

Keiko hangs out at the shop sometimes. She likes to nap, and will often try to herd other dogs... she doesn‘t care that they don’t know what she is doing. She prefers tennis balls to any kind of human tools, and loves belly rubs.