DIYBio Toronto is a non-profit organization that runs a biology and chemistry laboratory for startups and personal projects. Our community run space is part of a larger facility that includes a machine shop, classroom, darkroom, kitchen and recreational facilities. We have an active community of individuals working in different fields, especially biotechnology startups. We offer community events, summer camps, workshops, and training sessions.

Why not drop by for our open house that happens every Tuesday evening at 7 pm? We have plenty of awesome people who’d love to show you around!

You can also check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and Meetup!

Events and Contact

Science Literacy Week (September 19-22, 2017)

This week-long event was held at the University of Toronto in Mississauga (UTM), the theme was focused on promoting science literacy and busting myths with science. During the event, liquid nitrogen ice cream was made and served to the public! For photos, you can check us out on Facebook!

Maker Festival (July 8-9, 2017)

It will be another year that DIYBIO Toronto participates in the Maker Festival (a.k.a. Maker Extravaganza)! This festival celebrates Toronto’s tech, DIY and maker communities. Over 100 maker spaces, creative organizations, and studios across Toronto will meet at the Toronto Reference Library to show off their projects to the public.

Maker Festival brings together Toronto’s most creative people and projects in order to inspire openness to possibilities, a sense of active participation in shaping our world, and a yearning for a more wonder-filled tomorrow. We hope to see you there!

Summer Camps (TBD)

This year, we are having summer science camps for ages 9-14 so that young people can become involved in our organization! Please note that the age range is approximate and children outside this range will be considered.

If you would like more information, email us at info@diybiotoronto.com.

Science Rendezvous (May 13, 2017)

This is an annual festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the street! We work with Canada’s top research institutes to present a coast-to-coast open house and festival that is FREE for everyone. With over 300 events across 30 cities and 1000’s of mind-blowing activities, Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest celebration of the amazing feats of science and engineering happening right here at home.

Over 6,000 of Canada’s greatest innovators, researchers, engineers, and scientists from 125 partner organizations will open their doors and close city streets to present exciting demonstrations, hands-on activities, and explosive experiments. From the physics of rock and roll to the chemistry of ice-cream, Science Rendezvous has something for everyone!

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Party (April 29, 2017)

Besides making crazy ice cream flavours with all our visitors, we also had chemistry demos. There was music, and evening disco with dry ice. Check us out on YouTube!

Open House

We have an open house every Tuesday from 7 pm until late, which coincides with the Hacklab Toronto open house. Come check out our space! The atmosphere is very informal, we nerds / geeks / hackers / makers get together, to hang out and have a good time! We give tours of the facilities and answer questions that anyone may have.

We hope to see you sometime!

Bio-science Lectures for Science Literacy

Watch this space! Rana is currently is putting together a 3 hour lecture that will give all the foundational information for understanding the cell, it’s make-up and internal functioning. Everything you wanted to know about molecular cell biology but were afraid to ask! This will be the first in a series of lectures to give those interested enough knowledge to get started in the lab.

Guest Speakers

We have hosted several guest speakers in the past, ranging from professors, PhDs and researchers from various industries. The topics include human genetics, molecular gastronomy, open science, and the future of biology. There is no set schedule for the speakers, join our meetup group to receive updates!


We host community workshops for people to get engaged with science and to see what lab work is all about. Our past workshops have used the Violacein Factory kit and the Rainbow Factory kit from Synbiota, as well as a Bio-art workshop with coloured E. coli to produce pretty pictures. Join our meetup group for the next workshop.

Our Location

1266 Queen Street West, Unit #6
M6K 1L3
Toronto, Canada

  • Our location is convenient and accessible by public transit, Bike Share Toronto (5 minutes from Queen St.), along with street and Green P Parking.
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