Amsterdam-based Spaces will open coworking location in Toronto

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Amsterdam-based coworking company Spaces is opening its first Canadian location in Toronto at 180 John St.

The company, which has 60 locations in 25 countries across the world, aims to support entrepreneurs by giving them creative workspaces to develop their projects in. The company cites a report from CBRE, which placed the speed of Toronto’s tech talent above New York and the Silicon Valley area combined, as part of the reason behind its expansion.

“Spaces is redefining the way work is done, providing a contemporary, social and inspirational environment with a real focus on community,” said Martijn Roordink, co-founder of Spaces. “Toronto being a world-class city – dynamic, culturally vibrant, and entrepreneurial – we knew this was where we wanted to open our first location in Canada. Spaces gives Toronto’s top entrepreneurial talent an inspiring place to work and meet with other people who believe in the power of a collaborative, community approach to idea generation and business growth.”

The eight-story brick and beam building with over 46,000 square feet of space was renovated to include collaborative areas, team rooms, co-working space, phone booths, meeting rooms and fully furnished private offices. Members will also have access to a global network of over 3,000 workspace locations.

Spaces is hosting a launch party to mark the event on November 22.

The company plans to open locations in Vancouver and Montreal in Spring 2018.


Aeman Ansari

Aeman Ansari is a freelance writer who has been published in many Toronto-based publications, including Hazlitt and Torontoist. When she’s not re-watching Hitchcock movies, she’s working on her collection of short fiction inspired by stories from her grandmother, one of the few women in India to receive post-secondary education in English literature at the time.

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