The Roast, 2016 Edition

October 7th, 2016 couldn’t have been a more perfect day. With classic fall weather, not a cloud in the sky, and the smell of roasting pork, and fresh pie filling the yard, UnLondon welcomed over 400 people to the 2nd Annual ‘Roast’.

We rocked out to the sweet sounds of A Pair’s 3, The Early Morning, Keith Hallett, and Kevin’s Bacon Train, while enjoying wonderful tacos from True Taco, and delicious pie from The Gingerbread House, washed down with beer and cider from Anderson Craft Ales, The London Brewing Coop, Blueberry Hill, and Twin Pines and Booch Organic Kombucha. No wonder we had so much fun!


The Roast is UnLondon’s annual fundraiser for the UnLab, our member-based shared workshop and makerspace at 792 Dundas. Over 4,000 sq. ft of space filled with tools, materials and support for building, makers, artists, tinkerers, in electronics, wood, prototyping, crafts and art. This space provides access to state-of-the-art tools and a creative, thriving and supportive community for anyone and everyone.

Photo by Luis Pacheco

The Roast raised over $3,500 for London’s creative and maker community!

The money raised at The Roast will be re-invested back into the UnLab:

  • Upgraded electrical wiring and receptacles for new and better tools
  • Expand the woodshop with the purchase of more equipment
  • Complete the 2nd floor electronics and robotics stations; oscilloscope, soldering stations and better ventilation / fume hoods
  • Various building upgrades

UnLondon continues to grow with your support and donations. If you’re able to help with any of these items, or have tools and equipment in need of r a home, we’re all ears:

Come Visit

We’d love to show you around the UnLab and connect you with the growing UnLondon community. The UnLab is open daily, and you are encouraged to drop in and visit Mitch at Life of Leisure for quality clothing, accessories and boards.

We also have weekly open house for evening drop in and community projects. Check out our calendar for details about the next event:

Of course, you can always email us to arrange a personal tour and chat:

Mark Your Calendars

The Roast will return in 2017. Join us on October 6th, 2017.

Photo by Luis Pacheco
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