There’s been a veritable explosion of “MakerSpaces” in Ottawa this year. The affordability of prototyping tools and excitement around ‘innovation’ has made it possible to open up all kinds of otherwise unused space as sweet maker labs.
A quick survey of the Ottawa labs I know about:
Centerpointe Imaginespace : Open to the public!
ArtEngine Modlab : Open to the public on Wednesdays, and available to private members throughout the week.
uOttawa Makerspace : Open to the public on Sundays – open to uOttawa students the rest of the week.
Carleton University Discovery Center : 3D Printing on demand.
Gatineau Sustainable Makerspace : Seems focused on building ‘green’ projects.
MakerSpace North : Opening soon – looks like a membership-based shared lab.
Bayview Innovation Center : Huge public maker space coming in 2016.