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Blog articles about LESPACEMAKER, written in english

INVITATION: COURTYARD DEVELOPMENT

SPRING CLEANING

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!

COVID MEASURES

? 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 ▼▼

LESPACEMAKER

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)

▼▼ DIY TERRARIUM ▼▼

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.

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▼▼ INFORMATION NIGHT ▼▼

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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▼▼ FINANCING ▼▼

Financement PME MTL

A new chapter is being written. We have just received a first payment of $20,000 from PME MTL Centre-Ville for the launch of LESPACEMAKER.

We owe considerable thanks to Jason Prince who was without a doubt the catalyst for our public fundraising efforts. We couldn’t have hoped for a better advisor to represent our project. He instantly understood not only the social value of LESPACEMAKER, but also its character and uniqueness.

On behalf of the entire LESPACEMAKER community, thank you, Jason Prince! Thank you, PME MTL!

▼▼ DE’LLOWEEN: PANDEMONIUM ▼▼

On the night of November 3rd, let yourself be bewitched by the beats of diabolical drums while you rejoice in an infernal atmosphere of decadence and chaos! LESPACEMAKER invites you to its second annual De’lloween party: PANDEMONIUM, this time in our brand new 15,00-square-foot Palais Inferno in the Centre-Sud.

PANDÉMONIUM

Damned to dance and celebrate all night long, you will have the opportunity to discover the new LESPACEMAKER premises.

►►► INFOS & TICKETS

SURVEY

LESPACEMAKER

We need you to tell us about your needs and the community’s existing resources.

We would like to plan the space based on your interests and needs. This step is essential for the project because it will help us confirm the support of our financial partners.

Wood or welding workshop? Screen printing or sewing class?

Tell us what you’re into!

FILL IN OUR SURVEY

SIGNED LEASE

2875 RUE HOCHELAGA
2875 RUE HOCHELAGA

This is great news for the Montreal makers community! After more than two years of gestation, we have signed our lease for the coming years.

LESPACEMAKER will be located at 2875 Hochelaga in Centre-Sud, a stone’s throw from the Préfontaine metro station. This first phase of the project guarantees us a space of 15,000 square feet inside and 5,000 square feet outside as of October 1, 2018.  A second phase will allow us to expand the site to 30,000 square feet.

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