Toronto’s Maker Festival to kick off month-long celebration of making with launch party

Maker Festival Toronto

On June 15, Maker Festival in Toronto is kicking off an entire month of celebrating makers with Make It Yours, a launch party hosted at STEAM Labs within the Centre for Social Innovation.

Attendees can expect to enjoy drinks and pies, mingle with fellow makers, while also enjoying the work of those in the laser cutting, collaging, and 3D printing spaces. The month-long festival will include workshops, meetups, open houses, and satellite events across the greater Toronto area celebrating physical and digital creation — as well as the larger Maker Extravaganza at the Toronto Reference Library featuring the work of the maker community.

Festival events are open to people of all ages, and include workshops like Lego Club, an introduction to OpenSCAD 3D Design, and 3D Printer certification classes.

“Maker Festival is a celebration and cultivation of the city’s vibrant technology and maker community. The Festival unlocks the inner maker in everyone by nudging participants toward experimenting, hacking, building, and playing with the physical and digital worlds,” the organizers said in a statement. “Toronto’s most creative people and projects are brought together to inspire openness to possibilities, a sense of active participation in shaping our world, and to spark a yearning for a more wonder-filled tomorrow.”

All tickets sold from the launch party go to running Maker Festival, a 100 percent volunteer-organized nonprofit. Tickets are available here.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang is BetaKit's News Editor.