Dear Members and friends of Maker Cube,
As many of you already know, we’ve closed our facilities due to Covid-19. At this time it is unclear when we will be able to resume regular operations. We are working hard to create a responsible interim model that could safely allow us to open our doors and will be sending out this update as soon as it’s completed.
While our goal is to reopen as soon as possible, we are still working out what reopening this early might look like. We are relying heavily on guidelines and policies that seem to be changing by the hour. If we are able to open, you should expect access to be limited with priority given to members relying on the space for their livelihood especially those needing to fill pre-existing orders.
I’d first like to extend our gratitude to everyone receiving this email for helping us build this community and allowing us to shepherd it’s growth. Maker Cube is a small business built by friends, families, volunteers and members with common goals of improving ourselves through learning, making and sharing ideas. Maker Spaces are dream factories that inspire us to find deep within the courage to take risks while providing the equipment and guidance to actualize our goals. Our community is unique in that by encouraging each other to chase our passions we all benefit from the collective experiences of one another. While we are concerned about the future of Maker Cube and our community we’re heartened by the emails and calls offering help and support.
The burden on the facility is overwhelming and the lasting implications are unknown. It’s clear we cannot manage these challenges alone. We rely on income from tool orientations, school field trips, custom fabrication orders, memberships and studio spaces to cover our costs and provide income for our team. With your support we can reduce the impact of this closure on all members and continue to find ways to grow our space and community.
Below is a list of ways you can help support Maker Cube and our community during this time of crisis.
New and Current Members
Keep your membership going!
Continue Your Membership
Please stick with us through this difficult time and continue your membership. Maintaining your membership will directly assist us in supporting the community and cover expenses. Click below to confirm your billing.
Consider a Term Memberhsip
6 months or 1 year paid up front. Not only is it less expensive than paying month to month, it’s also the best way to support our community during this time. Click the button below to view term membership options.
Claim a New Studio
Place a deposit to reserve one of our recently completed studios. There are five 50sf and three 100sf studios added to the woodshop. Available studios can be seen by clicking the button below.
Book a Class For Your Friends
Regular scheduled classes will resume in May. Use promo code KEEPMAKING at check out to receive member pricing on all classes purchased through the website. Click here to view our available classes.
Purchase a Gift Card
Your gift card purchase will help pay our dedicated and passionate team. It’ll also give you the flexibility of applying the gift card value to many options when we reopen. You can purchase a gift card by clicking here
Strength in Community
As always we are working hard to provide the best experience possible for members and our community at large. While we’ve had to make some uncomfortable decisions in the past weeks we hope that you will continue to support Maker Cube and our team so we can all win together.
Stay home, stay safe and keep making!
– Adam, Jacqueline, Doug, and Bryson
April 6th, 2020
Dear Members and friends of Maker Cube,
Thank you for your patience as we look for solutions to update our facility and policies in order for us to re-open.
The health and safety of our community is our top priority and at this time we will remain closed to the public until May 1st at the earliest. Until then, to accomodate studio members that rely on Maker Cube for their livelihood, limited access to their studios only will be permitted by booking time slots through our Slack. Currently these time slots will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 12pm and 6pm. All communal access areas will be inaccessible until the facility re-opens.
We anticipate social distancing measures will remain in place for the foreseeable future with a concern for a second wave of the virus in the fall. This means for us to continue serving our community we must make changes to our standard operating procedures. New policy guidelines detailing these changes will be drafted to incorporate measures for cleaning, maintaining PPE at all times, and limiting opportunities for transmission. In order to continue using the facility members will be required to consent and abide by these new rules.
While Maker Cube is closed we will be using this time to perform maintenance on tools and the facility. We will be adjusting the layout of the workshop to accommodate the new policies and procedures related to COVID-19. When we do open back we want you to feel confident in the measures we’ve taken to not only protect ourselves but the entire community. On a larger scale we must be assured that our operations will not directly increase the transmission of the virus.
We will also be using this time to focus our idle machinery into production of PPE for healthcare professionals. With the supply chain for PPE breaking down, Canada is now focused on local manufacturing to meet the demand. To assist in relieving this shortage we hope that our community can make an impact by contributing what resources we have towards controlling the outbreak.
We greatly miss the bustling days of a busy shop, but we really appreciate all your support and understanding. Thank you, it’s not a goodbye, just a see you later.