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 we do recommend you register your attendance prior to so we can keep you informed of any changes! We also recommend that you bring a little bit of cash anyway – there might be an irresistible drop-in workshop that costs a few dollars, or you might want to pick up some of our official Maker Festival swag! The only other thing that requires pre-payment are the registered workshops which you can find out more about here.


Q Free? Really?!

A Yup! Thanks to our generous sponsors and VIPs, we’re able to bring the makers to the people free of charge!


What will be at the Extravaganza?

ALL OF THE THINGS! You can find everything in one place here, including workshops, makers, speakers and more!


When is the best time to visit?

The Maker Extravaganza is open at the Toronto Reference Library this Saturday August 1st from 9-5pm and Sunday August 2nd from 10-5pm. We find Sunday is usually a little quieter and coming earlier certainly helps to beat the crowd!


Q Is this for techy people?

Nope! We’ll have all kinds of people coming to take a look and have a diversity of makers on show – from origami to installation art to cupcake decorating to robotics.


Q Where is the Festival?

A This year we are taking over the Toronto Reference Library. Here’s the map. Also know that we’re going to be spread out over 3 floors – so make sure to explore it all!


Q Where can I park my car?

A We recommend taking TTC – but there is parking! Asquith Ave is the small street just south of the library and Parkade entrance is on the south side of the street. From the Yonge and Bloor intersection, you go north, turn right on Asquith, then turn right into the garage.


Q Where can I get more information on workshops?

A The workshops are a mixture of drop in and registered. Be snappy, the registered workshops are filling up quick!


Where can I find out about the free talks?

A We have an amazing line up of talks that are listed here. They will be held upstairs on the third floor.


Do I need to bring anything?

A Essentials include: curiosity & imagination. Other than that, things that might come in handy include: a wallet in case you fall in love with the few creations that are available to buy, some snacks in case you’re thinking of coming all day (cafes and restaurants are also nearby), and your family and friends to share the maker-ey love.


I’m a media person wanting to cover your event – where can I go?

A Awesome! All our media assets are here, including a Media Accreditation page in case you’d like to find a time for our representative to tour you through the space. You can also call Ceda on (647) 701 8932.


Wait a second! Weren’t you a Mini Maker Faire last year?

Yup! After two super successful years of running a Mini Maker Faire, the team decided Toronto was ready for it’s own home-grown week-long Festival! So Maker Festival was born!