Returning to our roots as an incubator for Ottawa’s emerging startups
At the start of 2020, we announced our new direction as a business incubator and go-to space for Ottawa entrepreneurs to get ideas up and running. Construction began in 2019 on 36 new rentable workshop spaces for industrious projects and initiatives in a warehouse environment. Also included in the launch: a shared co-working space and private office rentals for teams to work alongside entrepreneurs, creators, and makers in a community environment.
Unlike a traditional makerspace, which provides equipment and tools for members to use, every business within Makerspace North operates independently, offering services, products, or workshops, to enhance the space and grow the community. They create alongside one another sharing tools, equipment, resources, and knowledge.
Our tenants are carefully selected from diverse industries. Today, our community spans consumer-facing, B2B and non-profit sectors in the fields of robotics, woodworking, metalworking, leatherworking, charity work, visual arts, beauty, gaming, liquor and spirits, agri-tech, solar, 3D printing and more.
Tenants benefit from innovative programming and partnerships designed to support their small businesses. Membership perks include access to high-speed wired and wireless internet, free admission to particular events held in the space, kitchen access, monthly lunches, regular meetups, board room booking access and event space booking access.
- Warehouse space starts at $5 ft2
- Office space starts at $7 ft2
Month-to-month co-working ranges from $99 to $199/month, depending on access