We've resumed Colab operations with restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Please refer to the Colab Protocol for details.
We have recently resumed accepting new members. At this time, there is currently a waitlist to join the colab. If you're interested in joining you can click the sign up button above.
ABOUT THE COLAB
The Vancouver Community Lab is a member-based collective where makers, craftspeople, artists, innovators and tinkerers can create, make, destroy and rebuild.
We believe that everyone has the desire and ability to create things and can develop the skills needed to do so. CoLab members work on personal, group or community projects. Funding to pay for our space, tools and consumables comes primarily from membership dues.
Members run the shop together and our success rides completely on our members’ initiative, leadership and elbow grease.
The CoLab has 7600 square feet of space over two floors with communal space and tools for working with wood, metal and textiles. We also have space for outdoor work and rentable semi-private areas.
The CoLab offers short term storage for in-progress projects, free cubbies for storing tools and materials, and a small kitchen area for when you need to take a break.
The woodshop has nearly every tool needed for your woodworking projects, including table saws, band saws, planer, jointer, router table, lathe, etc.
The textile area is upstairs and has commercial grade sewing machines and sergers that can handle most textile projects.
There is short-term space to store your projects in progress.We have some storage space for your works in progress.
The CoLab has a robust selection of tools ranging from small hand tools to industrial machines.
Join our Community!