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Kwartzlab Grows to New Location

Kwartzlab Tiles

Kwartzlab, Waterloo Region’s makerspace, is reopening! With growing membership, this new space is more versatile, allowing for larger member projects, and continued support of community events, arts and culture!

“Today we celebrate the great efforts of our community over the last 3 months. When we found ourselves ready to leave our old space our community came together to search and evaluate spaces across Waterloo Region. Now in our new home after thousands of hours of work, we have transformed our humble hackerspace into a world-class makerspace,” said Ravi Baboolal, president of Kwartzlab.


The official grand re-opening ceremony is February 26th, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm, 145 Bedford Road, Kitchener. After recognition from both Mayor Berry Vrbanovic and Mayor Dave Jaworsky the event will lead into the weekly Tuesday night Open House at 7:00 pm. The move and buildout was generously funded by members, the City of Kitchener, HIP Developments, and anonymous donors in the local community.

“Whether artistic, entertaining, or industrious we have always been a Region of creators and makers. Kwartzlab is a growing cooperative of talented makers who do great things in our community to showcase tangible creation and also engage the next generation to make and create. It’s our hope, with HIP development’s support, this new expanded space will attract even more people to join Kwartzlab and will continue the grassroots movement to become the Creative Capital of Canada right here in Waterloo Region,” said Scott Higgins, President of HIP Developments.

Berry Vrbanic speaking at Kwartzlab with Dave Jaworsky in attendance; photo by James Bestow

Kwartzlab was designed for anyone who wants regular access to tools, equipment, and a space to be creative. Members have access to the facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a volunteer run organization that operates on monthly membership fees.

About Kwartzlab Kwartzlab is a not-for-profit maker society in the Waterloo Region, providing tools, community connections and learning opportunities for makers in our area. Our members include self-driven learners, long time enthusiasts, artists, advocates for maker culture and owners of maker-themed businesses. It is open to the public every Tuesday evening from 7-10 pm.