Our Community Space plays host to a variety of awesome community events & creative workshops. Find upcoming events listed below. These listings change often, so check back for updates and new projects! 

All workshop registration & payments happen directly with the instructor. Please read the terms & conditions provided by each instructor before registering, and contact them directly with any questions.The Trainyard is not responsible for refunds on workshops. 


We rent our space for workshops, meetings & community events; Workshop rentals are available Saturdays & evenings for a flat rate. Our space has a capacity for 8 adults (seated), two moveable tables, access to miscellaneous art supplies, a tub sink, small sofa & great vibes! 

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NOCTURNE 2019: Keeping OCTopied

19 October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Nocturne is our favourite night of the entire year and we have something INCREDIBLE planned for this year, in partnership with the incredible Rita Van Tassel.

It’s going to be a great year to get out and explore all the Nocturne events happening on both sides of the harbour, full details will be up on the Nocturne website and in The Coast closer to the event!


Keeping OCTopied: Activities of Octopuses on Land

Atlantic Canadians have always had a natural relationship with the ocean and it’s inhabitants but as water levels rise we’re forced to re-think where we live and how to do so sustainably. After decades of polluting the oceans and encroaching on their environment, what might it look like if the animals began integrating themselves into OUR daily spaces? Textile artist Rita Van Tassel will transform the studio room of Trainyard Generl Store into a whimsical installation of giant stitched octopuses engaging in common human activities (crafting, playing chess, exercising, etc.) There will be an interactive element as viewers are invited to sit with and interact with the pieces for photos!



19 October 2019
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Rita Van Tassel Studio
The Trainyard General Store


The Trainyard General Store
53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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