Blog articles about LESPACEMAKER, written in english


Marché Libre Cours is our annual market of artists, artisans and other merchants from Montreal and the surrounding area. You’ll come across woodworkers, ceramists, jewellers, illustrators, screen printers, seamstresses, blacksmiths, welders, farmers, herbalists, tattoo artists, Tarot readers and much more… A huge fair of eclectic, creative and passionate people working together to present their creations to you in a festive neighbourhood party atmosphere. reminiscent of a block party.

WHEN : About the first weekend of October

WHERE : In our courtyard, at 2875 Hochelaga street in Montreal

Hiring of Sylvie

In recent months, LESPACEMAKER has had more and more members. In fact, we have reached a record number of 165 members! Although this is undeniably extraordinary, the increase in the population of the workshop also brings its share of challenges for everyone, particularly for the management team who see their tasks considerably increase.

In addition to managing the daily life of LESPACEMAKER, the management team must also ensure the sustainability of the organization and promote the development of the project by creating new initiatives. In addition, it is essential to continue to welcome more members who in turn will help keep the management team busy… It has always been planned to expand the team of employees in a responsible and strategic way. We are now at one of those key moments where adding new forces is just as reasonable as it is necessary.

It is therefore with great pleasure that management and the Board of Directors announce the hiring of Sylvie Deschenes as Deputy Director of LESPACEMAKER! Sylvie is joining the team this week and will support the team by managing day-to-day work, training, welcoming new members, communications, and the thousands of related tasks that make up the catch-all portion of her job description! Before you get carried away, no, those chores don’t include cleaning toilets or managing waste… Nice try, but household chores are still everyone’s responsibility!

Although she is not a member, Sylvie knows the project well. In addition to having worked for many organizations in terms of logistics, human resources management, and event management, Sylvie has a great artistic sense. It goes without saying that all his qualifications and her sincere desire to contribute to taking LESPACEMAKER even further are welcome as the project enters one of its most effervescent and stimulating phases!

We are counting on everyone to welcome her warmly and facilitate her integration at LESPACEMAKER.

– La Direction and the Board of Directors



In anticipation of summer, it’s time to spruce up the courtyard to make it a space for chilling and enjoying the sun. Step One: THE BIG CLEANUP.

Friday, April 23 – Cleaning, empty and dispose of the wasted trailer, runs to the ecocenter.
Saturday April 24 – Cleaning and organizing in the yard and the container.

Coming up in the next month: Construction of street furniture and planters. If you have design ideas, furniture to donate or other suggestions: now is the time!


? Masks are mandatory indoors, and recommended outdoors if working in close proximity to other individuals.

? Please respect a distance of 2 meters as much as possible.

? To avoid too much traffic, sign up for a time slot to attend here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DSEpDjk_Yw6pFXaUcprarrhQ0Zh-NOfHnCeUtSN9ezQ/edit?usp=sharing

? In case of rain – we’ll reschedule the chore for Sunday!

▼▼ LESPACEMAKER Makes the News ▼▼


For those who have not seen it yet, a nice article on LESPACEMAKER in the Journal de Montréal this morning, thanks to Camille Dauphinais-Pelletier!

Pssst, we always need help with chores and various committees! It is thanks to a motivated volunteer team that this project is possible. “There are 1000 ways to get involved, people here are really hospitable”. Feel free to write to us and come to the space 

►►► Read the full article (french only)


First LESPACEMAKER Workshop with none other than Les frères Lavoie.

Green thumb (or no green thumb) this workshop is for you! This is the opportunity to create a superb personalized terrarium, perfect to offer as a gift for the holidays!

Bring a jar, ideally recycle like an old empty light bulb, a fish bowl or even a wooden receptacle, and discover how to make and maintain a living terrarium. You will learn the rules that control the functioning of terrariums as well as the plants and mosses that will allow your terrarium to last longer as the ideal number of plants for their comfort, maintenance, layout and soil quality, etc.

* The price includes the plants and decorative elements of your terrarium.

*** No refund.



You’ve heard about this community maker workshop project in the Centre-Sud area and want to find out more about LESPACEMAKER’s features, objectives and culture? Come to our information session, where we will explain everything about the project: its intentions, the workshops we’ll be offering, how it works and all the different ways you can participate. At the same time, you can visit the site and tell us how you want to get involved before the official opening.

Snacks and drinks will be served. Paying bar (Fundraising mode).

We look forward to meeting you soon.

17:00 Open House / Apero
18:30 Presentation
20:00 Questions & Discussion


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