Welcome to Bayview Yards
Bayview Yards is a dynamic and energized hub that serves as basecamp for some of our greatest homegrown technology talent, capabilities and companies. It is the ultimate one-stop business acceleration shop and ‘mash-up’ of technical, business and market services, resources and expertise that helps entrepreneurs and companies launch, grow and thrive, and compete with anyone in the world.
Leveraging $38 million from the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario, and more than $1.3 million from founding sponsors, Bayview Yards brings together many organizations that provide services and support to entrepreneurs and firms – all under one roof.
And it is home to our anchor tenant Invest Ottawa, which delivers its economic development programs from this new home, and works together with fellow academic, public and private sector program delivery partners to create an even more dynamic hotbed of innovation in our region.
EXPLORE BAYVIEW YARDS
See why we are Ottawa’s epicentre for innovation, business acceleration and job creation.
Looking for unique meeting spaces to set your events apart? With modern industrial style architecture, masonry panels, flat roof and large windows, Bayview Yards will help you impress your audience and guests. Our multi-functional meeting spaces can accommodate anything from large gatherings of up to 300 people for banquets and corporate announcements, to traditional meetings and breakout sessions in boardroom or classroom set-up. All meeting spaces are equipped with large TV screens or projector screens with HDMI input. The best-kept secret at Bayview Yards is our second-floor terrace. With modern patio furniture and beautiful tropical plants, it provides a private and cozy oasis for corporate cocktails and summer parties.
Welcome to our unique Digital Media and Prototyping Lab, the creative heart of Bayview Yards. Our facility offers professional services, education, advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping, innovative showcases and demonstrations. We serve entrepreneurs, startups, established firms and members of our local, national and global innovation community! We provide a gateway to Ottawa’s vibrant and creative ecosystem and beyond.
Our Lab is currently undergoing a restructuring – but don’t worry, we’re still open for business!! We are creating exciting new programs for the innovators and entrepreneurs we serve and will be re-launching in the Spring. Do you have a prototyping or design project? Contact us to discuss our service offerings.
The Growcer Agri-Tech Innovation Pod
The Growcer is a social enterprise that manufactures containerized growing systems for remote food production that is designed to work in extreme conditions such as the Arctic. These remote food production systems produce more than 230 pounds of fresh produce per system per month and have been deployed in many regions (such as Churchill, Manitoba), helping to address the agri-food needs of Indigenous Communities. The firm was recently featured in Fast Company and CBC National, and was among the top 12 candidates for Fast Company’s World Changing Innovation Award in the Food Category
Leveraging critical support from FedDev Ontario, this pod and associated capabilities are now available to Ottawa innovators, technology developers, entrepreneurs, startups, scaleup companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. It enables users to beta test, validate and refine different agri-tech innovations, technologies, products and processes in a unique living lab.
Building History and Architecture
Constructed from 1941 to 1947 for the City of Ottawa, City Works Building #4 was established as part of a broader building complex on Bayview Road. During this era, this municipal works building housed key operational and storage capabilities for the City, including machinery storage and repair shops, stables, offices and stock rooms. Although City Works Yards featured many buildings during this period, most of these facilities have been demolished.
Come Visit Us!
Discover the industry-calibre tools and equipment, expertise, and connections that will help you chart a path from idea to global market
Chat with technology gurus, big brands and rising stars, angel investors, visionaries and artists…and immerse yourself in possibility
Bring us your biggest entrepreneurial challenge and let us help you tackle it head-on and blow past key hurdles
Design, build and demonstrate your technology together with the resident experts in our Digital Media Lab and Maker Space
Hatch new ideas as you link with brilliant minds
Glow with pride as you marvel at the achievements of our innovators, entrepreneurs and community – and the new jobs, companies and investment that spring from them
Special thanks to our generous founding sponsors
Bayview Yards extends sincere thanks to the City of Ottawa, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada for their significant contribution to this initiative.