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City readies development plans for Bayview Yards

City readies development plans for Bayview Yards | Ottawa Making | Scoop.it
A new vision for the Bayview Yards, a prime, city-owned development site west of LeBreton Flats and close to the junction of two major transit lines, is to be delivered to city council’s planning committee later this month, Kitchissippi Councillor...
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Kickstarted: Finding Space (and Making a Makerspace)

Kickstarted: Finding Space (and Making a Makerspace) | Ottawa Making | Scoop.it

"One makerspace model, Artisan’s Asylum in Sommerville, Mass., seems to be taking full advantage of this demand. They’re not your typical makerspace, a hybrid of the co-op model of hackerspaces like Noisebridge and the gym-like membership of TechShop.

 

But what really makes Artisan’s Asylum unique is its size: 40,000 square feet divided into shared tools and individually marked maker areas."

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Mini-Maker Faire Ottawa | 2012

Mini-Maker Faire Ottawa | 2012 | Ottawa Making | Scoop.it
Ottawa's Mini-Maker Faire. Similar to the 50,000+ attendee NYC World's Maker Faire (but smaller).
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News :: Council for the Arts in Ottawa

News :: Council for the Arts in Ottawa | Ottawa Making | Scoop.it
The Council for the Arts in Ottawa supports the city's arts community through the provision of information and advice for and about local artists and artists' groups.
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The Bayview Workshops (The Ottawa Workshop) Flickr Photos

The Bayview Workshops (The Ottawa Workshop) Flickr Photos | Ottawa Making | Scoop.it

Hintonburg Community Assocition Press Release - 7 Bayview

http://www.hintonburg.com/news.html

 

Study Recommends Adaptive Re-use of 7 Bayview Road (former City Works building)

 

Adapting and re-using a former industrial site and an important Ottawa heritage landmark could provide much-needed artist space and rejuvenate an important landmark, Strata Planning in partnership with a local business association and community groups has recommended to the City of Ottawa.

 

Strata Planning (McGill Graduate School of Urban Planning studio students) presented findings of its study of The Bayview Workshops, 7 Bayview Road, to Planning and Environment Committee this morning.

 

The study was undertaken in response to a Request for Proposals from the Wellington West Business Improvement Area (WWBIA) and the Hintonburg Community Association (HCA) and with the collaboration of Creative Neighbourhoods. The need for such a study was identified in theHintonburg and Mechanicsville Neighbourhood Plan approved by Council in 2010.

 

The site is located near the future Bayview LRT station, and forms part of a Secondary Planning Study approved by Council in 2005. A mixed-use community at medium to high density is planned for these lands (formerly a snow dump).

 

“The adaptive re-use of this former industrial building, designed by J. H. Irwin, the City’s Design Engineer in 1944, could kick-start the redevelopment of this underutilized parcel of land within sight of the Parliament Buildings,” said Linda Hoad, Hintonburg Community Association Board member.

 

Annie Hillis, Executive Director of the WWBIA notes that “the City Works Building is a potential centre for cultural and artistic uses such as rehearsal and performance space, artists’ studios, and galleries.” There is a need for more such space for artists working in this area, the Quartier des artistes/Arts District.

 

Contact:

Linda Hoad, Hintonburg Community Association

613-722-3974

Annie Hillis, Wellington West Business Improvement Area

613-875-2242

 

View the final report:

http://www.acaciaconsulting.ca/creativeneighbourhoods/projects.htm

View photos of the building:

www.flickr.com/photos/wellingtonwest

 

(Original Post March 13, 2012)

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What Makes a Maker Space Panel Discussion on Make: Live Stage at World Maker Faire 2012

Featuring Dale Dougherty, Tiburcio Carcova, James Goodman, Jaymes Dec, Psy Tek, Gui Cavalcanti Shared-use community work spaces are popping up around the glo...
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On Track for a Vibrant Future for 7 Bayview | Our Kitchissippi

On Track for a Vibrant Future for 7 Bayview | Our Kitchissippi | Ottawa Making | Scoop.it
Here's an update on how the City is moving forward on plans for 7 Bayview.
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