Take a newly designated heritage building set on picturesque land in Ottawa’s Mechanicsville neighborhood and combine it with the vision of local leaders and the prowess of talented design and build team and what do you get? Ottawa’s future epicenter for innovation, business acceleration and job creation!
Set in the shadow of the Peace Tower at Parliament Hill, the former Municipal Works Building #4 at 7 Bayview Road will serve as the future home of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards. This U-shaped heritage building will establish an iconic landmark for entrepreneurship in the Ottawa Region that is impactful, highly accessible and sustainable.
The Innovation Centre will be a dynamic and energized hub that provides entrepreneurs, firms, private and public sector partners and members of the community with access to a vibrant physical space for program delivery, collaboration, networking and incubation of companies. This includes incubation space, meeting rooms, board rooms, training rooms, event space, a drop-in cafe and professional and rental offices – all of which will be equipped and conducive to business success.
It will also feature a leading-edge Maker Space and Digital Media Lab that enables hardware product acceleration, design for manufacture, rapid prototyping, digital fabrication, and multimedia content development and delivery.