|We’ve been silent for a long time, but that hasn’t meant our work has stopped. We’ve been hard at work scouting out potential locations for BRIX to call home, and it seems like we’ve finally found one.|
We have an accepted offer to lease space in beautiful Downtown Barrie.
This coming Monday evening, The City of Barrie’s General Committee will be voting on a Staff Report recommending the City provide some early start-up funds to see the Woodshop/BRIX get doors open, and the woodshop/makerspace built out in full ASAP.
If you can make it out to Barrie City Hall for an hour or so next Monday, Feb 3 at 7pm to show support for this important initiative in our Community, it would be very appreciated. RSVP HERE
We have been building relationships with a number of creative, arts and social service providers in and around Barrie, who all bring something unique to the table. In addition to the Woodshop; we anticipate investing in audio/video recording, ceramics & pottery, electronics repair, re-sale and recycling, sewing & weaving, jewellery/lapidary, introduction to the trades training, youth development through Sport and physical activity, food security and cooking lessons, various types of art, theatre and performance opportunities for the Community.
We intend to build the Makerspace into a hub of creativity in our Downtown, and we hope that you’re as excited as we are!
We’ll have a lot more updates and opportunities to get involved with our efforts as we very quickly transition from planning to implementing and operationalizing our goals.
Please reach out if you have specific desire or skills that you believe will help BRIX out!
Yours in making,