Toronto is a bustling international business hub, with a technology sector that’s growing by the day. The city’s tech industry is adding jobs faster than Silicon Valley, and Fortune 500 businesses like Intel, Microsoft, and Samsung have made big investments in the area. Toronto’s diverse community offers a vast talent pool for startups and small businesses, with an international employee pool of highly skilled workers and college graduates with a world-class education.
There’s no doubt that Toronto is an ideal place for your business to put down roots, but there’s still the challenge of finding affordable office space in the city. For small startups and creative freelancers, the convenience and flexibility of coworking may be the answer. With shared office spaces in Toronto, your business has room to grow in inspiring spaces with must-have amenities. If your business needs a place to call home, these are the best coworking spaces in Toronto.
King West Village
1050 King St W
Nearby Transit: Lines 304, 504, 504A, 504B at King St West at Jefferson Ave Light Rail Station
Cross Streets: King St & Atlantic Ave
This creative neighborhood is home to art studios, breweries, and numerous restaurants and bars on Queen Street to suit any taste. Public transit is just steps away from the office, with the light rail running right down King Street.
1050 King St W features bright white spaces broken up by shocks of color. Neon lighting and bold accents make the space feel as dynamic as the community surrounding it. And if you need some fresh air, balconies and landscaped outdoor spaces are perfect for a coffee break or an afternoon yoga session. Enjoy communal workspaces or private offices in this trendy Toronto district.
171 E Liberty St
Nearby Transit: Lines 304, 504, 504A, 504B at King St West at Jefferson Ave Light Rail Station (seven-minute walk)
Cross Streets: E Liberty St & Hanna Ave
Located in the rapidly growing Liberty Village community, this coworking space lets you enjoy the neighborhood’s creative roots while still being close to the business-heavy Financial District and the restaurants on King Street West. Contributing to the area’s artsy vibe is the Toronto International Film Festival, which attracts both arthouse cinema and Hollywood heavy-hitters every September.
This flexible office space is opening in mid-2021. If you’re looking for a creative place to call home, now’s the time to reserve a space.
571 Bloor St W
Nearby Transit: Line 2 at Bathurst Station (two-minute walk), Line 1 at Spadina Station (seven-minute walk)
Cross Streets: Bloor St W & Bathurst St
Currently undergoing a massive redevelopment project, Mirvish Village will be an eclectic mix of new high-rises and restored historic buildings interspersed with park space and art installations. The community will have every modern amenity and an abundance of green space while preserving the neighborhood’s original character.
The coworking space at 571 Bloor St W isn’t due to open until 2022, but you can reserve now to get the space of your choice. Join WeWork in Mirvish Village to put your business in the heart of a vibrant, modern community that’s growing rapidly.
Hudson’s Bay Queen Street
Nearby Transit: Line 1 at Queen Street Station (one-minute walk); 301, 501, 502 Street Car at Queen St West & Yonge St (one-minute walk)
Cross Streets: Yonge St & Queen St W
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, this innovative coworking community is surrounded by fantastic restaurants and shopping opportunities that are as nearby as a ride down the elevator. If you ever get tired of the local scene, it’s just a 10-minute walk to St. Lawrence Market for endless variety. And with Queen Station just down the street, it’s easy to get to work every morning.
WeWork has an entire floor of coworking space in this historic 19th-century department store. Even though the building has heritage status, the interior is thoroughly modern, with clean, bright spaces and colorful art installations to inspire and motivate individuals and teams. Claim one of the plush couches, sprawl out on a beanbag, or reserve a private office where you can work without distraction. This space is also a WeWork Labs location, offering startups access to mentorship and growth opportunities.
100 University Ave
Nearby Transit: Line 1 Subway at St Andrew (one block away); 304, 503, 504, 514 at King St West Light Rail Station (one block away); BR, KI, LE, LW, MI, RH, ST trains at Union Station (four blocks away)
Cross Streets: University Ave & King St W
If you want the downtown address but don’t need private office space, 100 University Ave is the place to be. It has all the benefits of a downtown Toronto location, and it also offers hot desks, so you have more flexible, affordable options for coworking space. And you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to public transportation, with subway, light rail, bus, and even a bike share located nearby.
100 University Ave offers options for both freelancers and teams across two floors of shared office space that features spacious common areas splashed with bright color and plenty of private space. With fully equipped conference rooms, stocked kitchens, and on-site staff, you can focus on work without worrying about the day-to-day office management.
1 University Ave
Nearby Transit: VIA Rail and GO Transit public transit services available at Union Station (four-minute walk)
Cross Streets: University Ave & Front St W
This South Core location is close to Union Station, making it extra easy to commute to work and go out after work, no matter the destination. While 1 University Ave is convenient to the business hustle of the Financial District, it’s also right next door to the Entertainment District, home to clubs, sports, and tourist destinations like the CN Tower, which offers fantastic views of the city.
The lofty Toronto workspace at 1 University Ave is full of windows and natural light, with whimsical art and colorful touches to fuel your creativity. In addition to hot desks and private office space, this location also offers WeWork Labs. Plus, anyone in the office can take advantage of the facility’s events, including career coaching and group meditation.
240 Richmond St W
Nearby Transit: Osgoode Station
Cross Streets: Richmond St W & Duncan St
Located on the outskirts of downtown Toronto, WeWork 240 Richmond St W is perfectly positioned between the Financial, Entertainment, and Fashion Districts. That means easy access to restaurants, arts, and entertainment in the city, giving you diverse options for working lunches or entertaining clients. And with Osgoode Station just around the corner, it’s a simple commute to this hip Toronto coworking space.
This coworking space is housed in a 100-year-old red brick building that’s full of character. Warm woods and exposed brick retain the building’s classic style, and the space’s muted color scheme gives it a hip industrial vibe. With casual lounge areas, open-plan work rooms, meeting spaces, and private offices, there are workspace options for teams of any size. There are also showers to freshen up after an afternoon workout or a summer bike commute, plus on-site bicycle storage to make biking more practical.
357 Bay St
Nearby Transit: Line 1 at Queen Station (two blocks away)
Cross Streets: Bay St & Richmond St W
Opening soon, the coworking space at 357 Bay St offers sophisticated spaces in a sleek, modern style. Located in Old Toronto, it’s convenient to some of the city’s best eateries, giving you plenty of lunch options beyond standard takeout and upscale restaurants to impress clients off-site. It’s a short walk to both King and Queen Stations, making it easy to get anywhere in town.
The Bay Street facility doesn’t offer hot desks but instead focuses on private offices. It’s a perfect location for growing startups who can get as much (or as little) space as they need without worrying about managing an office. Although 357 Bay St isn’t open yet, reserving space today will give you your choice of workspaces.
Whether you’re a freelancer looking for an occasional desk, or a startup looking for an office space that can grow with your team, there’s a WeWork location in Toronto to suit your needs. These coworking spaces offer a collaborative environment for businesses of any size and type, in the most sought-after, conveniently located buildings.
Elizabeth Harper is a writer and editor based in Austin, Texas. She’s the editorial director of entertainment site Blizzard Watch and covers consumer technology, personal finance, and entertainment all over the internet.