Over the years, we’ve accomplished a lot.
We’ve hosted countless events, markets, concerts, and the occasional rave or two. We’ve watched as City Centre has grown in to a hub of cool businesses. Look no further than our neighbours at the brewery and bakery downstairs establishing themselves as landmark spots in the city.
And on the other side of town, a little company called Shopify has become a big part of Ottawa’s identify. Their explosive growth is deeper than just a fast-paced tech startup. It’s an undercurrent in our culture. It’s part of the shift towards entrepreneurship, creativity, and passion.
Our tenants have done a lot, too. We’ve established ourselves as the go-to space for getting an idea up and running. Ottawa Tool Library opened their doors and has become a staple in the how-to community. CNC Ottawa has grown to support a full staff, and has become a go-to partner for government projects and installations. Dozens of other businesses have gotten to work in our space over the past five years, and for a lot of them, their story is still being written.
But how does that story start?
It’s tough getting going as an entrepreneur. As a maker. As an artist. As a creative. To put it all on the line because it’s something you believe in. To make something for yourself and to grow an idea in to something real. To risk everything — because you know you have to try or you’ll explode.
Whatever your dreams, ideas, or projects, Makerspace North is the spot for you. We are re-opening our doors and re-imagining our space to fit with what you need. If you are just starting out and trying to make it work, we’re here for you. If you have been around for a while but are looking to grow, we’re here for you. If you read this and you are thinking, “hey, I just want to make some cool shit,” we’re here for you, too.
Sound cool? Consider this an open invite to come say hello.
On July 17, from 6:30-8:30, we are hosting an open doors event to showcase what we are all about. Come stop by and say hi. Learn about some cool new tools, projects, machines, and communities. Eat some barbecue and have a coffee. Celebrate.
If you can’t make it, come stop by when your schedule permits and we’d be happy to show you around.