Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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.

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.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits Bayview Yards

Experience our visit with the Prime Minister:


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(Photos contributed by: Denis Drever, Adam Scotti (PMO), and Chris Roussakis





The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, visited Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop, on April 25, 2018. During his tour, the Prime Minister gathered with the employees of Bayview Yards and Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital; local innovators and entrepreneurs that leverage Bayview Yards; sponsors and partners; elected officials; and the Board of Directors in the RBC Foundry.

It was a privilege to welcome the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, to Bayview Yards on April 25, 2018. Our Prime Minister took the time to meet with entrepreneurs and firms that are leveraging the collective capabilities, programs and services available through Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop to catalyze their growth, commercial success and economic impact. We were proud to showcase Ottawa innovators who are creating novel products, high quality jobs and economic impact.

From the Invest Ottawa incubator, to MadeMill, our advanced manufacturing and digital media laboratory managed by prototypeD, the Global Cybersecurity Resource Program (GCR) managed by Carleton University and The Growcer Agri-Tech Innovation Pod, our Prime Minister engaged innovators, entrepreneurs and employees one-on-one, and experienced many of the technologies under development.

He was joined by national and local entrepreneurial champions including His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa; the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; several Ottawa elected officials and leaders, as well as the sponsors and Boards of Directors for Bayview Yards and Invest Ottawa.

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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.

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.

Welcome to MadeMill

MadeMill is a one-stop advanced manufacturing and digital media production lab, and the creative heart of Bayview Yards. MadeMill offers professional services, education, open-source design solutions, innovative showcases and demonstrations to entrepreneurs, firms and members of our local, national and global innovation community! Most importantly, it serves as a gateway to Ottawa’s vibrant and creative ecosystem.

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Seventy years ago, the brand-new City Works Building #4 — a 46,000-square-foot industrial structure on the edge of Mechanicsville, a block from the Ottawa River — became a key operational hub for municipal repair shops, machinery storage and stables.

After remaining vacant for nearly a decade, the beautifully renovated heritage building has been reborn as Bayview Yards, a technology and entrepreneurship centre that’s playing a key role in the development of critical 21st century digital infrastructure…

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 are already 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.

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

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our generous founding sponsors

Our Investors

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.