Our Community

At the core, we're a collective group of people from different walks and working in divergent industries with the shared goal of following our purpose and passion through work. Our space may facilitate the development of projects, but it's the community who amplifies the process and turns it into an experience. That's what makes our space, and what we do, so special.

Every business within Makerspace North operates independently, offering services, products, or workshops, to enhance the space and grow the community. We create alongside one another sharing tools, equipment, resources, and knowledge.

 

Magmic is an award-winning publisher and developer of mobile games since the dawn of the mobile entertainment revolution. Magmic, established in 2002, has developed over 100 mobile games, with an active player base of millions of active users.

 

 

Top Shelf Distillers crafts their spirits from locally sourced, natural ingredients using a 3-step filtration process that ensures high quality and exceptional taste of our products. With ther twin column 16-plate Kothe still, they distill Top Shelf Vodka, Top Shelf Gin, Canadian whisky and cocktail bitters. The distillery is based in Perth, Ontario and many of the Sales, Marketing and Distribution team work here out of Makerspace North.

 

 

CNC Ottawa provides professional CNC routing, Laser engraving and design services. They offer end to end solutions for novices and experts alike.  Their in-house design team will be happy to work with you to create, tweak, or verify your designs to work with our lineup of CNC machines.  

 

 

Simply put, a tool library is a place where you can borrow tools instead of books. Ottawa Tool Library offers four categories of tools: Hand Tools / Power Tools / Garden Tools and Kitchen Tools. Wanting to tackle a practical or creative project is one thing, but if you don’t even know where to begin it can seem daunting. Have no fear – the OTL offers workshops and demo nights to help build your skill level!

 

 

CodeMyRobot is an example of Makers getting together to create a social enterprise that teaches robotics to students.

 

 

Krazatchu Design Systems are specialists in embedded programming, supply sourcing and small batch assembly.

 

 

ANGRYCYBORGGAMES is an Ottawa-based tabletop design studio built around making fast-paced two player strategy games. Their debut game, Outpost 18, backed on Kickstarter to nearly 1500 backers, and is available free-to-play online at playoutpost18.com. Adam Wilk develops games and operates the studio, with Kris Aubin lending his talents for graphic design.

 

 

The Aletheia Guild functions as an enterprising collective of individual creatives inspired by art-science collaboration. The focus of our guild is the co-creation and co-production of artistic works and interactive installations (transformable architecture, public art, pavilions, kiosks, etc). The guild also engages in creative projects with the community-at-large especially organizations supporting underrepresented groups.

 

 

Few of a Kind Prints is a printmaking studio owned by Allie Aitken. She crafts limited edition art prints for tastemakers on the hunt for original artwork for their design-forward homes, at a fraction of the cost of fine art pieces. Using traditional relief printmaking techniques, each high-impact design is individually drawn, carved, inked, hand-pulled and subtly unique.

 

 

Good Neighbour Soap creates all-natural, environmentally-friendly artisanal soaps, shampoo bars, and body care products. Started by two Ottawa neighbours, Meredith Newberry and Amanda Cliff, Good Neighbour offers beautiful products that smell great, nourish skin naturally and are never packaged in plastic.

 

 

N-Product is composed of a husband and wife duo.  Practitioners of the Slow Goods movement, where objects take time to craft and are made of quality materials. Materials and manufacturing processes are chosen with careful consideration in an attempt to bring future heirlooms to your household.

 

we make maps is an Ottawa based company making laser cut maps of neighbourhoods, cities and countries of the world. WMM offers an ever-growing offering of stock maps available online and custom maps are available and encouraged!
RoCo Industries’ mission is to develop a better solar product—one that is more architecturally integrated and can be easily installed using common tools and techniques. Their Solar Siding panel is a 2-in-1 product that installs on the exterior of the home to replace protective siding and generate electricity for energy self-sufficiency.

PolyTwist creates unique twisty puzzles, which are in a similar style as the Rubik's Cube. Puzzles come in varying shapes, sizes, and difficulty levels, which means there is a twisty puzzle for everyone!

Ondarez Clothing and Goods is an Indigenous business owned by Paula Naponse. All products are authentic, originally designed and handmade by Paula, created with the spirit of the ancestors that has guided us to where we are today. Ondarez has products from hand printed clothing/accessories to coffee, candles, home goods.
Mark Pottle of West Coast Woodworks is a residential builder and woodworker who takes what would be construction waste and turns it into artwork and furniture.
Arpi is a self-taught artist and citizen of the world. He is originally from Montreal and is currently based in Ottawa. When not painting he can be found gaining inspiration from tended gardens, home cooking, doors held open, seats offered, hugs, animals, and especially walks around the neighbourhood.
The Box Of Life is on a mission to eliminate food scraps from ending up in landfills. Why? Because most garbage consists of organic matter, that when sent to landfill, rots and emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Our simple solution lies in the natural process of vermi-composting, where special composting earthworms eat your kitchen scraps and create castings, nature’s best fertilizer! We design and build beautiful indoor systems, and empower people to take ownership of their waste stream by creating a community of compost heroes.

Mike Roper of RF Specialists is using his forty years of experience in electronics and product design to develop a cool new type of vacuum tube amplifier for music enthusiasts and special events. He joined Makerspace in October and plans to have his first design ready for the market by spring 2020. 

555 is a design build firm specializing in kit homes and additions. Owned and operated by an architect turned design-builder, 555 prefabricates all the components in shop and then assembles on site in highly efficient time frames. 555 is focused on reducing labour costs, construction waste, and the inefficiencies that come with building using the century old methods of traditional construction. 555 is an affordable, sustainable, and responsible solution to building in the 21st century.
Bloom Goods creates rustic leather goods made from premium recycled buffalo leather by hand.

Up-and-coming artist, Tim Jordan Stewart, is a digital artist and nature photographer who specializes in native art. He exhibited his work at Makerspace in November with his Spirit of Life show.

Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) is a national Indigenous youth-led charity empowering youth to shape the future of truth and reconciliation in this country.  CRE builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada by facilitating dialogue and strengthening relationships through leadership programs.
Northbound Notebooks creates handcrafted full-sized leather journals with refillable vellum paper. They find the best buffalo hides (thick, untreated full grain leather that will last a lifetime) and cut them by hand. The result? Each notebook has its own unique feel and story.
Wicked Millwork provides a complete design, build and installation for your custom interior needs. They specialize in custom woodworking, solid wood furniture and cabinetry. They also provide installation services for other millwork, kitchen and general contractor companies. 
Vanguard Robotics offers turnkey, standard and custom system integration solutions for automated processes. With years of experience in design, programming and integration of solutions focused on collaborative robotics, Vanguard delivers high performance systems to empower SMEs with automation.
The Growcer is a leading agri-tech provider in Canada that helps individuals, communities, and organizations grow locally effortlessly anytime and anywhere; from the arctic to the desert. They manufacture plug-and-play, hydroponic growing systems to produce fresh veggies, tailored to local goals and needs.
PANA Skincare makes vegan, cruelty-free skincare with high quality ingredients derived from plants. At the root of their business, they design skincare to help anyone who needs pain relief. With the success of their infused topical balms, they quickly expanded their repertoire to bath bombs and salts, whipped lotions and soaps, face serums, creams, and masks.  
Poly manufactures small-scale recycling systems that use injection or compression moulding techniques to turn discarded plastic into consumer ready products. The company’s mission is to bring recycling to communities that have no formal recycling program, due to size or infrastructure limitations.