What’s happening this week at Maker Festival: MakeChange Conference, ProjectinProgress, Fashion Tech & more

Posted on July 12, 2016 Under Events
Last weekend was hands down, our best Maker Extravaganza ever! And it’s not over yet – the Month of Making is still in full swing and we have one week left of awesome satellite events to share with you. Here they are:
MakeChange conference explores the intersection of maker culture and social change this Sunday at the Design Exchange. Tickets here.
Hear from Toronto’s creative types about projects that are keeping them up at night. This month’s theme is making money out of making – a task easier said then done! Tickets here.
Catch the opening event of Toronto’s newest fashion & technology co-working studio – Raw Finery – this Friday night free of charge! More info here.
Find out more about 3D printing and the future of manufacturing this weekend on Dundas west. More info here.
Women who make, create & innovate: hear from some of the most interesting women working in Fashion Tech in Toronto this Friday night downtown. More info here.

Gizmology – for ages 14-17, students learn the fundamental concepts of electronics then design and build simple custom control circuits that can be used in a range of kinetic objects, interactive projects, and fun gizmos. Read more here.



Come to the Barrie Public Library to get a secret package of supplies and access to some maker tools, and make something WILD! Each person will be allowed to enter a project for a cool prize.


marbled journals

Experiment with creating design patterns and explore patterns in marbling in this session! Participants are encouraged to bring different kinds of paper to experiment with, as well as cloth and wood.

Mississauga Library System_Maker Mississauga- Green Screen Photo Booth Drop In_July12

Drop-in to get your picture taken in front of a green screen photo booth, on a backdrop of your choosing!

Mississauga Library System_Maker Mississauga- Let's Sew Together! for Tweens_July7

Learn sewing machine basics at Woodlands Library and will make a small project to take home!

stations with different technologies

Join Newmarket Public Library to celebrate maker culture, and try a variety of technologies including a 3D printer, vinyl cutter, Makey Makey, and Lego Robotics!

Mississauga Library System_Maker Mississauga- Green Screen Photo Booth Drop In_July12

Learn how to make movies with a green screen with Maker Mississauga!


two people working at a table covered with papers, computers, cables, etc.

Make your own button up shirt, starting with the basics of sewing, fabric selection, machine usage, and pattern selection, in a 4 week workshop!


ColborneLodge2_AnarchistWorkshop_July 13

Come to an interactive evening at Colborne Lodge in High Park, 19th century home of John George Howard. Explore the Lodge, meet with people from the Maker community, and discover one of Howard’s innovative creations!



Explore stab bindings, a functional and beautiful structure popularized in Japan, great for both beginner and experienced bookbinders!