COVID-19 update

Due to the ongoing global heath crisis our space has been temporarily closed.

New members are still encouraged to signup online and will be notified when we re-open.

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.

Triumph and Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC

The main entrance is on 66 Victoria Drive.

Triumph St side entrance

Space

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.

Wood Area

The woodshop has nearly every tool needed for your woodworking projects, including table saws, band saws, planer, jointer, router table, lathe, etc.

Metal Area

The metal area is equipped with tools to mill, grind, weld, shape, forge, cast and more.

Textile Area

The textile area is upstairs and has commercial grade sewing machines and sergers that can handle most textile projects.

Storage Area

There is short-term space to store your projects in progress.We have some storage space for your works in progress.

Outdoor Area

There is fenced-in outdoor space that can be rented for large scale projects.

Semi-Private Spaces

There are spaces on the main and second floor that can be rented out to keyholder members for individual use. There is currently a waitlist for these spaces.

Tools

The CoLab has a robust selection of tools ranging from small hand tools to industrial machines.

Wood Tools

We have a wide assortment of wood-working tools in our dedicated wood area.

Metal Tools

From welding to milling to fabrication, our metal-working area has much to offer.

Textiles

Our Textile area is just beginning, but we’re off to a good start.

Join our Community!