Site 3 coLaboratory is a 2,000 square foot member-run makerspace in a shed down an alley in Toronto’s west end. We are dedicated to making, teaching, learning and thinking about the intersection between art and technology. We make amazing things, and we will teach others to make amazing things, too.
The vision for the Site 3 coLaboratory is to have a space that will promote a four step cycle of create – display – teach – inspire.
Create: A workspace which provides members with access to tools and equipment for working on projects. We presently have an electronics lab with soldering equipment, a CNC laser cutter, a full metal shop, industrial sewing machines, and welding equipment.
Display: A gallery space for hosting regular events where members can display and promote projects.
Teach: A classroom space for hosting regular events where members and guests can share their skills and learn from each other.
Inspire: Site 3 exists to develop a community of people interested in making awesome things and promoting the entire cycle.
As a member-run organization, in addition to having access to the space, members have the responsibility of keeping it going: running classes, helping with fundraisers, gallery nights, and other events, and working on community projects.
Site 3 is a registered Ontario non-profit corporation (Site 3 coLaboratory Centre for Art and Technology, Ontario Corp. 1806341). We are looking for people to get involved, participate in this process, and help create and maintain this space.
We recently updated our distributor, reseller and hackerspace pricing! Now, 1 quantity has UP TO a 30% discount off many items, this is allows you to get a great discount by just ordering 1 of something. Great for folks who just want to try 1 item of each of something out in their store, etc. As always, once you order 50+ or more of something the discount goes UP TO 40% off many items as well. Note! *Not ALL items have reseller pricing, reseller pricing is for items we can discount for our resellers. We are adding more all the time! Remember, the minimum order is $250 per order, not including shipping.
We have a very easy reseller program and would love to have more great people & companies as a distributors/resellers/hackerspaces. Our products are high-quality and we think they’re the best engineered & designed in the market.
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