After being left out in the cold following its eviction from a central Ottawa makerspace late last year, the Ottawa Tool Library has a new home.
The non-profit organization says it will officially reopen at its new location at 877-A Boyd Ave. – just west of the intersection of Carling Avenue and the Queensway – on April 1.
Co-founder and executive director Bettina Vollmerhausen said the former tenants of the 2,400-square-foot space, the Square Lemon Artistic Association, asked her in January if the tool library would be interested in taking over its lease.
“It’s so hard to find light industrial space in the Ottawa core,” said Vollmerhausen, whose organization was told to vacate its previous location at Makerspace North in the City Centre industrial complex in December. “It’s worked out fantastic.”
The facility has an inventory of more than 2,500…