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Inside Toronto’s new women-only co-sharing workspace

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Ainsley Smith Oct 05, 2017 11:44 am 112

It’s not just the tables filled with women of varying professional backgrounds collaborating and working together that will catch your attention.

It’s the bright yellow walls, empowering sayings painted on those walls, and the stunning decor that will make you do a double take and say, “What is this place?”

After growing frustrated with dodgy Wi-Fi at local coffee shops while working as a freelancer, Rachel Kelly had an idea.

A lemon of an idea, if you will.

Make Lemonade Workspace

Cameron Bartlett for Make Lemonade

This idea was Make Lemonade, a female-focused co-sharing workspace, that’s not only absolutely Insta-worthy, it’s bringing together driven women in all fields of business.

“I created Make Lemonade because as a freelancer, the struggle of not having a home base was real,” says Kelly. “I was tired of hopping from coffee shop to coffee shop with dodgy Wi-Fi and limited seating. My mission was to create an office space that lived inside my imagination.”

Make Lemonade Rachel Kelly

Cameron Bartlett for Make Lemonade

Located in the heart of  Toronto’s downtown core, the 3,000 sq. ft-space was designed by MMNT Design and features walls adorned with murals, palm print wallpaper, and colourful accents – giving those who work there serious doses of inspiration.

Make Lemonade Meeting Room

Cameron Bartlett for Make Lemonade

Located at 326 Adelaide Street West, the stunning space features several working spaces from hot desks and phone booths to a private boardroom and even an indoor patio where Kelly plans to host various activities – from networking events to members only movie nights.

Make Lemonade indoor patio

Cameron Bartlett for Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade Desks

Cameron Bartlett for Make Lemonade

Despite branding itself as a women’s only space, Kelly says everyone is welcome and Make Lemonade is thrilled to let members bring their male-identified colleagues for a pop in and/or meetings and events.

Make Lemonade Phone Booths

Cameron Bartlett for Make Lemonade

Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur or just looking for a new space to meet with clients, we highly recommend paying Make Lemonade a visit. With various membership levels available, you’ll definitely find a plan that works for you and you’ll be able to join the welcoming community of women.

Make Lemonade Fridge

Cameron Bartlett for Make Lemonade

For more information on how you can book a tour or become a member head over to the Make Lemonade website.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is always on the hunt for her next avocado toast.

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