It is midwinter Montreal during a particularly bitter cold snap. Is your inner creativity feeling housebound… the garage is too cold to tinker in… shoveling your way out has gotten… well… just boring. You need to be part of the maker movement!
You need a place where you can go and just create… or learn to create with wood… with technology like three d plastics, with power tools… a makerspace. Helios Makerspace, 137 Saint-Ferdinand, local 223 in St. Henri, may have just the space, the tools, the instruction and the camaraderie you are looking for.
Helios Makerspace is a non-profit workshop in Montreal dedicated helping the community materialize ideas by providing easy access to tools and training. It provides access to a wide selection of equipment, a great creative community and a broad base of expertise. The organizers, all volunteers, pride themselves on always having trained staff on-site.
It is a space where makers of all ages from teen to senior senior can go to learn new skills, create new things or just get introduced to a new craft using the space and tools provided.
Participants work in loft like private spaces with full access to the wide range of tools, assistance, and instruction from electronics to 2D modeling, welding and even sewing, and more.
Interested in knowing more? Helios hosts open houses on Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m.
As a non-profit organization Helios is sponsored by corporate partners who make the makerspace possible. Membership helps Helios be sustainable. With member contributions, it helps pay the rent, the internet, repairing and purchasing tools. Membership can be purchased directly at Helios.
Regular membership is $75/month with a discount for recurring payments.
For more information about programs, facilities,and hours of operation go to http://heliosmakerspace.ca