TOOOL's mission statement from the toool.us website:

"The mission of the Open Organisation Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and by publicly discussing our findings we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.

The more that people know about lock technology, the better they are capable of understanding how and where certain weaknesses are present. This makes them well-equipped to participate in sportpicking endeavors and also helps them simply be better consumers in the marketplace, making decisions based on sound fact and research."

About the meetings

The Toronto chapter of TOOOL meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Site3 Co-Laboratory. The meetings are open to all who wish to attend. We have practice locks as well as picks that you can use during the meetings if you don't have your own. If you're interested in learning to pick locks, learning more about locks in general, and discussing physical security then come on out to a meeting and check it out! Site3 Co-Laboratory is located at 718R Ossington Ave (in the alley behind the church, look for the red door). A map and location details are available at Site3's website.