Discover the Ottawa Tool Library and their WorkSpace,

The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is part of the exploding 'sharing economy'; it provides city dwellers access to tools that they might not otherwise have access to, can't afford, or simply do not want to purchase for themselves. 

The tool library lends out hand tools and power tools for your do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around the home and garden. Find out how the tool library with its low-cost membership fee eliminates barriers to inclusion, making it a community hub where people can share their resources whether that means tools, time, space, skills, or ideas, so that everyone becomes more inspired, productive, and empowered. 

Come and see our vast inventory (2,500+ tools to lend), tour our brand new WorkSpace, and find out how the tool library can help you tackle the projects you want to accomplish. 

We are partnering with our friends Makerspace North, which is co-located with the Ottawa Tool Library.  The Makerspace North tour takes place immediately before this one, at 11:00 AM. 


The Ottawa Tool Library is co-located with Makerspace North, which is located in Bay 216 on the second level of 250 City Centre Ave, right above Art-Is-In Bakery.  We'll meet at the tool library which is located in the warehouse part of Makerspace North. 

The 'walk' is indoors.

Details on finding The Ottawa Tool Library:
Finding Bay 216 may be part of your walking adventure. We are located on the second level of 250 City Centre, right above Art-Is-In Bakery.  Most people should park on the ground level and come up the stairs on the south end of the building.  With a ticket, you may park in the ground lot free for about one hour (you'll need to enter your licence plate number in the parking machine).  The free time interval varies seasonally, so check on the machine for the applicable time interval.  Alternatively, arrive by bicycle, walk from downtown, Preston St., or Hintonburg, or come by transit (Bayview Station is across the street).  Please see the map in the photo gallery. 

Makerspace North is an accessible space. If you have vehicle transportation, have them drop you off on the upper level of City Centre.  If you require close access parking, there are a limited number of spaces available on the second level of City Centre. Take the ramp on the south side of the building up to the second level, and look for Bay 216 “Makerspace North.”   

There is a map showing the location of Bay 216 in the Photo Gallery below, and you can find a video on our website showing how to get here. 



About the walk leader

Bettina Vollmerhausen, a co-founder of OTL, is a keen community connector with a dedication to sustainability and social innovation. She aspires to put tools and skills within everyone’s reach.  You can find out more about the Ottawa Tool Library on their website.


Bettina Vollmerhausen

Date:Sun May 5, 2019
Time:12:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Start:Makerspace North, 250 City Centre Ave, Bay 216
Area:Lebreton Flats
Distance:0.0 kms

The OTL is wheelchair accessible.

Logo of the Ottawa Tool Library Inside the Ottawa Tool Library. Map to Bay 216, showing ramp and stairs to the second level of City Centre. The loans desk at the Ottawa Tool Library.
Volunteer to Marshal This Walk