About the CreateHive

The CreateHive is a shared pop up space located at Northgate Shopping Centre next to Green Earth. The “Hive” is a vibrant shopping experience that connects engaged consumers with the stories & inspiration behind makers’ goods. The CreateHive reflects the creativity of the modern craft community primarily in North Bay and the surrounding areas. We will strive to keep our pop up boutique relevant to both established & emerging artisans, focusing on the highest quality goods & branding. Through cultivating community, we are building an influential presence for the artisans and makers in Northern Ontario and helping them grow their business with opportunities at Northgate Shopping Centre.

Upcoming Pop Ups and Event Dates

September 29th and 30th “Bee Thankful” - Thanksgiving

October 27th and 28th “Bee Spooky” - Halloween

November 23rd , 24th & 25th “BeeFF” - Bring a Friend Black Friday Weekend

December 1st & 2nd “Mommy & Baby to Bee” – Everything for Mom and Baby

December 8th & 9th “Bee Tasteful” – Artisanal Food/Gifts

December 14th , 15th & 16th “Bee Thoughtful” – Holiday Gifts

December 21st , 22nd , 23rd , 24th & 26th "Bee Merry & Bright" – Holiday Gifts & Boxing Day

* Hours of operation are available at www.northgateshoppingcentre.ca

Makers Apply Here

Makers will have two options to be a part of the CreateHive:

  1. Pop up Shop in Shop – pick your dates, set up and pay a flat fee
  2. Consignment – provide stock, management fee and a percentage of sales

Pop Up Shop In Shop

A designated space within the CreateHive is provided for a maker to set up a “pop up shop within the shop” for the date(s) of their choosing. Please see Pop Up Dates Tab for available Dates and Themes.


Northgate has partnered with Birch Cove Creative to operate The CreateHive Consignment. The Maker must agree to supply and replenish merchandise as required for a minimum of five Pop Up Dates. Please see the Pop Up Dates Tab for available Dates and Themes.

To be a part of the CreateHive or find out more information on pricing please submit the following application via email to [email protected] with the subject line "The CreateHive Pop Up or The CreateHive Consignment" or mail/drop off to the Northgate administration office in an envelope properly labeled at:

The CreateHive Pop Up or The CreateHive Consignment
Northgate Shopping Centre
Suite 200 – 1500 Fisher Street
North Bay, ON P1B 2H3
Application Form
Application Form

*Please note that all applications are subject to mall management approval, we will contact you if your application is approved. (Make sure to open this up and fill it out in Adobe Acrobat to ensure that it will submit correctly.)


Welcome to The CreateHive DIY Workshops! "Bee Crafty" and get your craft on in our Store!

DIY caters to all ages and skill levels (children included) with a wide range of Do-It-Yourself events!

This is where you can pre-book a seat in one of our classes or book a private shop n' craft session for you and your friends!

Each DIY is at a cost of $40 per person and all supplies, coffee and tea will be provided!

Please fill out the form below to let us know you are interested.

November 9 - DIY Christmas Wreaths

November 21 - DIY Holiday Room Spray

December 6 - DIY Felt Christmas Trees

December 19 - DIY Wooden Present Decor



I agree to pay $40/DIY workshop selected above

I am interested in booking a private shop n' craft session for me and my friends

Contact Information

The CreateHive

The CreateHive
Northgate Shopping Centre
Suite 200 – 1500 Fisher Street

North Bay, ON P1b 2h3

Sarah Hunnisett SLD
Manager, Specialty Leasing
Real Estate Salesperson

E [email protected]
T 705.472.8110 ext 23633
F 705.472.6685