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What’s on today at Maker Festival

Learn how to design your own 3D objects using Tinkercad with Maker Mississauga!   Take a tour of the green room, 3D creation stations, and sound and control rooms full of cool toys, gadgets and instruments at the brand new, state…

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Toronto’s Maker Festival Expands to an Entire Month of Making

Posted on April 20, 2016 Under Events

  HUZZAH! We come with exciting news! As always, Maker Festival's main event – the Weekend Extravaganza – will be hosted by the Toronto Reference Library on July 9 + 10. Save the date! Here's the super exciting part – this…

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Can you help us turn the Toronto Reference Library in to a Maker-y Imaginarium?

Posted on March 28, 2016 Under Uncategorized

Did you know Maker Festival is a 10,000+ attendee event run solely by volunteers? Did you know that this year the Festival is going to be even bigger and better? Did you know that the main event, the Maker Extravaganza,…

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We’re on the hunt for creative people, projects & organizations

Posted on March 15, 2016 Under Uncategorized

  DEADLINE EXTENDED: Saturday 30th April, 2016 Do you make things? Felted trinkets? Astronomical light fixtures? Model Boats? Robots? Games? Flying things? Things that talk to the internet? Life size puppets? Kinetic art? Something else? Not sure if you're a…

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Want to help us pull off the biggest Maker event in Canada?

Posted on March 1, 2016 Under Uncategorized

  Are you looking for awesome practical volunteer experience? Want to work on a large scale event as part of a kick-butt team? Looking to upgrade your skills? Interested in hanging out with fellow capable, caring and creative humans who's…

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Maker Festival Is Back This Summer And More Humungous Than Ever

Posted on March 1, 2016 Under Uncategorized

  Last year Maker Festival saw over 10,000 people visit the Toronto Reference Library to soak up the city’s maker spirit – even the Mayor called to ask if he could make an appearance! (We said yes, so long as…

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Maker Festival announces Call for Spectacles & Experiences

Maker Festival 2016 is officially scheduled for July 9th & 10th. We're planning some extra additions to this year's event: including more spectacles and experiences! This year, we're looking forward to adding even more maker-y installations, wondrous experiences, and whimsical…

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U of T begins building new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship!

Posted on August 2, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Maker Festival would not have been possible this year without the generous support of the University of Toronto. Education, entrepreneurship, engineering and innovation are closely intertwined and aligned with the Maker Movement – and we're delighted to be supported by…

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Prototyping, Education & The Maker Movement

Posted on August 1, 2015 Under Uncategorized

  Maker Festival is delighted to have the generous support of George Brown Research & Innovation. We spoke to Professor James McIntyre of George Brown College's Centre for Advanced Engineering Technologies about the Maker Movement, education, and how it relates…

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Maker Extravaganza FAQs

Posted on July 30, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Here's a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Maker Extravaganza being held this weekend August 1st & 2nd at Toronto Reference Library:   Q Is it free to attend the Maker Extravaganza? A YES! Entry is 100% free, but…

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Workshops at Maker Extravaganza 2015

Posted on July 30, 2015 Under Uncategorized

There are two types of workshops happening at the Maker Extravaganza on August 1st & 2nd. They are open to all ages unless otherwise specified: 1. Drop-in Workshops will run throughout the weekend at different stations across both floors of…

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Imagination Catalyst Audience Choice Award

Posted on July 30, 2015 Under Uncategorized

For those who are familiar with the Maker Festival will know that each year the title of Best in Show is awarded to a handful of exemplary Makers chosen by the organizing team. This year, Best in Show will be…

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3D Printing Exhibitors at Maker Festival

Posted on July 26, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Do you go totally gaga for 3D Printing? Want to know what awesome 3D printing exhibitors will be at the Maker Extravaganza this year? Here’s the low down: MakerWiz This project explores the ability of 3D printing to create artistic…

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What’s on at Maker Festival this weekend

Posted on July 24, 2015 Under Uncategorized

AND SO IT BEGINS! AN ENTIRE WEEK OF MAKING! What's on at Maker Festival this weekend? Everything from Virtual-Reality-Headset-Making to Needle Felting to Figure Drawing. If you're looking for a reason to tap in to your creativity, this week there…

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Volunteer Opportunities at Maker Festival

Posted on July 16, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Are you a Maker-enthusiast? A Maker-groupie? or maybe just plain old curious about the Maker movement and would like to get involved? We're going to need a humungous team to pull off the Maker Extravaganza – and we'd love to have…

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What makes a Maker?

Posted on May 29, 2015 Under Uncategorized

The applications this year have been as diverse as ever – perhaps owing to the fact that we’ve been calling for ‘contributors’ rather than just ‘makers’. And the choice of language was an attempt to do just that – attract a…

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Toronto Just Got More Awesome

Posted on April 13, 2015 Under Uncategorized

BIG news folks. We’ve officially upgraded our hardware, so to speak, since we saw you last. It comes with more bells, all of the whistles, additional lasers, an extra thruster in our jetpack, LED care-bear tummy signals and 100% more capes. Here’s the…

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Awesome Foundation Awards $1000 To Educational Pinball Project

Once a month, the folks at the Awesome Foundation Toronto give out $1,000 to a lucky someone who has an awesome idea that needs a little cash to make it a reality. This month's cash loot was awarded at Maker…

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Best in Show

Meet our 12 Best in Show makers from this year's Mini Maker Faire Coffee Drip Printer by RIT Put your morning cup of brew to another level and use it as your printer ink! DIY Pinball A modular, open source approach to…

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Meet our key sponsor! George Brown Research & Innovation

Huge supporters from the dawn days of the Faire, George Brown College, Research & Innovation came back on board as a key sponsor in 2014. Robert Luke, VP of Research & Innovation, George Brown College told us that events like…

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