About The Sharing Depot

Mission + Vision

Our Mission

IRBE works at the intersection of economics and the environment by challenging people’s perceptions of ownership and our relationship to the Earth’s resources.

Our Vision

Today’s dominant economic system has created unprecedented crises that exploit people and our planet. IRBE envisions a world that responds to these crises by sharing resources, creating resilient projects and communities, motivating us to our highest potential.

The Toronto Tool Library is the first large scale project of The Institute for a Resource-Based Economy (IRBE), a registered Canadian non-profit organization based in Toronto.