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We are a compact studio with rich resources for our creative members. 

The studio is divided into common spaces and project spaces. Common spaces are for general use, while Project spaces have specific resources and tools.

See Common Spaces →

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Common Spaces

Common spaces are multi-use areas for co-working and general use and include a multi-use community room, a boardroom, and two kitchens. Common spaces are bookable by members for meetings, events, and workshops.

Kitchens

The studio is equipped with two full kitchens — one on each floor. It’s perfect for anything from just heating up lunch, to cooking communal Makeshift dinners! We offer free coffee and tea for members and guests.

Our kitchens include:

  • General Kitchen Equipment

  • Free Coffee & Tea

  • Fridge

  • Gas Stove

  • Microwave

Community Room

Our multi-purpose space; big windows fill the space with light and make it the perfect place to get some work done at our co-working tables. The space can be used creatively for workshops, client meetings, large events, and yoga. This room also houses our shared library and loft.

This space is great for:

  • Co-working

  • Movie Nights

  • Presentations

  • Workshops

  • Meeting Space

  • Events

  • Reading

  • Yoga

  • Napping

Board Room

A big boardroom table, giant whiteboard and TV, and sofa make this room perfect for group work sessions or client meetings. On a regular day, it’s a comfortable co-working spot.

This space is great for:

  • Co-working

  • Presentations

  • Meetings

  • Group Work Sessions

  • Naps

Patio

The view over Kensington Market from the back patio makes for a great place to relax. In the summer, we host BBQs and events as well!

Whats out there?

  • BBQ

  • A Great View 

Project Spaces

Projects spaces are studio areas designated for working on various types of projects. The available project spaces include: Woodshop, Sewing Studio, and Multimedia Studio. A prototyping space also exists for assembly of projects, finishing, and storage. 

Prototyping Space

The prototyping space is an assembly area for small to medium sized build projects and objects. It includes:

  • project storage

  • wood storage

  • sheet materials

  • movable tables

  • paints

  • varnish

  • clamps

  • glues

Photo Studio

Nestled in the centre of the building, the multimedia and photo studio is nice and dark for when you need to use the roll down backdrops. Some studio equipment is available for rent as well, so bring some equipment or use some of ours!

Multimedia equipment available:

  • Light Stands

  • Lighting Modifiers

  • LED Lights

  • Paper Backdrops

  • Backdrop Holder

  • DSLR Cameras

Woodshop

The woodshop is in the back of the first floor of the studio. It’s small, but can be used to rip down full 4’ x 8’ sheet goods. Equipped with 10” sawstop table saw, chop saw, bandsaw, jointer, drill press and planer. Also outfitted with a good mix of small power tools. A finishing/assembly room and wood storage is adjacent to the woodshop and is available for storing projects and prototyping.

Available Tools for use:

  • Hand Tools

  • Table Saw

  • Drill Press

  • Mitre Saw

  • Jigsaw

  • Band Saw

  • Planer

  • Jointer

Sewing Studio

Located in the front of the building on the second floor, the sewing studio is filled with natural light in the day time, and has bright lights to work through the evening.

Equipped with:

  • Juki industrial sewing machine

  • Domestic Sewing Machine

  • Ironing Table

  • Cutting Table

  • Fit Mannequin

  • Hanging Storage