About Us


All City of Richmond Hill community centres are closed through June 1, 2021. We will be starting on-line activities starting in January 2021. Check our main page blog and our events page for more info. Ylab is located in the Administration Building in the David Dunlap Observatory, which is owned and operated by the City of Richmond Hill as a community center.

We 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.

Meetup.com group

Our 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 Membership

We offer 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

We have posted our membership documents here for reference. They were previously on the meetup.com group, but meetup no longer supports uploading of documents.

Location and Hours

We are currently open three nights a week for our paying members. Evenings can vary, and we communicate these to our members.

 Check out our meetup.com schedule for open houses, classes and events available to non-members and members.

The Google Map for the David Dunlap Observatory is below, and the address is: 123A Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T3.

Organisation  and Structure

Y Lab is  incorporated as a non-profit. All our current members are unpaid volunteers. Class/seminar instructors may earn a fee for events they run.

Follow us on Twitter: @ylab_maker www.twitter.com/ylab_maker

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ylabmaker/


Want to get a hold of us?

Joining our ylab meetup.com group is the best way to contact us. You can also send us a message or contact us via social media. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can, but please don’t expect an immediate response as we all work day jobs.


Located inside the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory
123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T3
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