The Toronto Tool Library Advertises It Has Tools for (Almost) Anything

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 20, 2016
References: torontotoollibrary & marketingmag
The Toronto Tool Library was originally opened in 2013 as a membership-based lending library for a variety of tools. Now that it has been in operation for several years now, the non-profit organization is raising awareness about its offerings with its first-ever advertising campaign.

In the span of just 17 seconds, 'Torch' tells the story of a woman using a torch to put the finishing touches on dessert. Other ads in the series show a child being bathed with a power washer and a scene from a child's birthday party where a nail gun is being used to shoot at a balloon dart board. Fuse Marketing Group, which was responsible for executing the campaign, describes: "Each depicts a humorous, tongue-in-cheek situation involving a tool and plays on the preposterousness of the tool’s availability for the situation."

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