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.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits Bayview Yards

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.

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

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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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…

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Big ideas and inventions sparked by imagination in the classroom, the lab floor, or in the garage of an emerging entrepreneur



See why we are Ottawa’s epicentre for innovation, business acceleration and job creation.

Richard Quigley
Managing Director
Richard brings more than 20 years of innovation expertise and business leadership to Bayview Yards. The entrepreneur and long-time Ottawa resident has directly contributed to the growth and commercial success of many high-growth companies in senior roles at leading professional services firms. Most recently, he leveraged his extensive business development, marketing and financial management experience as a management consultant for public and private sector organizations. Committed to giving back to his community, Richard has also served on the Board of the Canadian Tulip Festival, the Ottawa Dragonboat Festival and the Ottawa Dragonboat Foundation.

Come Visit Us!

Step inside our doors and:

  • 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

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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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.