About UsWe are York Region’s first maker space. We’re all volunteer, non-profit and member supported, with a wide variety of interests.
Y is for York Region. Above Toronto on the map.We’ve been operating our maker space in the basement of the historic David Dunlap Observatory administration building in Richmond Hill.Following a temporary suspension of activities while the Town of Richmond Hill took possession of the facility, and completed engineering, fire and safety reviews, we will be back in operation as of April 1, 2018.Our initial focus will be on supporting our existing, patient members who’ve stuck with us through the suspension. Watch our events page for announcements on resumption of Open House activities and other events.
Meetup.com groupOur discussion forum and most events are on our ylab meetup.com group. That’s the best way to communicate with us. The meetup.com group membership is free, and that way you’ll get any news and event emails.
Maker Space MembershipOnce we resume operation, we will be reviewing and making modifications to our membership structure and rules. We have been communicating some information separately to our paid members. Under our prior DDO arrangements, we offered three types of membership:
- Class A / Full Membership, available on an annual basis
- Class B/ Associate Membership, available on a 3-month basis
- University/College Associate Membership, available on 4-month school term basis