Perhaps you have just a small household repair to make and you need to use just one tool. A tool that you don't own, and really just need for this one job, and no one you know has this tool either. What you need is a Thingery - a lending hub that provides a variety of things to its members.
There is a movement in Vancouver to launch multiple Thingery locations in several Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods. The Thingeries are converted shipping containers that hold a variety of goods that members can borrow.
The container is accessed with a pin code lock, and the pin is granted to members who sign up and pay a one time lifetime fee (currenty $50) with a $29 annual maintenance fee.
What's in the container depends on what's been donated by the community, or procured based on community needs. Things like tools, sports & recreation equipment and event & entertainment gear.
There are currently several sights approved, and the group is in a membership drive that concludes on January 30th, with a goal to get 500 members on board which is needed to secure the balance (50% backing) from Vancity Credit Union. Sounds interesting!