We are located in Toronto, Ontario (that’s in Canada), right in the middle of Kensington Market:
Look for Graffiti’s Bar and Grill, then look for the black door with the RFID card reader that lets you in to the loft upstairs. That’s us! If there is an open house, or a public event, the door will be unlocked — just turn the knob. Otherwise knock loudly and if someone in the lab recognizes you on the camera or is expecting you, they may choose to let you in.
You can easily park your car at the Green P across the road, or on the street for free after 9pm.
The HackLab strives to be accessible to as many people as possible, but we know that our physical space has constraints.
We are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible – there are 17 steps leading up to the lab, and 2 steps up to the bathroom. As a heads-up to folks with sensory processing issues, the Tuesdays can get quite busy and noisy. 7 to 8 pm tends to be the busiest time, and earlier is usually nice and quiet. For those affected by strong chemical smells, the ventilation on our laser cutter isn’t perfect, and if it is in operation it can get stinky in the lab. The MakerBot is sometimes used as well, which can result in a variably strong burnt-plastic smell.