Inside the spectacular new WeWork Toronto office (PHOTOS)
If you work remotely, you’ve most likely heard of WeWork.
In just seven years, the NYC founded company has now popped up in more than 160 locations in 16 countries around the world, counting more than 130,000 people as members.
Taking advantage of the gig economy, WeWork set out to build a space that was both empowering and exciting for small companies who had the potential to grow at never-before-seen paces. Think: startups that shoot up from 2 workers to more than 20 in less than a year.
Big offices take big capital – but too many entrepreneurial millennials aren’t looking for a 30-year lease complete with heavy downpayment. Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t want all the first-class amenities longer-term offices would supply. Which is where WeWork comes in, offering all the advantages of large investment on a more accessible scale.
Well, not completely accessible, not in Toronto at least, as the 1000-desk-space is already completely sold out despite WeWork not even having held its grand opening in the city yet (that will take place on September 28).
For their 240 Richmond Street West location, WeWork has incorporated beautiful murals by local artists as well as included references to Toronto whenever possible. But what makes the building standout is what remains true to what WeWork looks for in every building it sources for office space – it’s in a good location that’s extremely accessible whether you’re walking, biking, or jumping on the TTC.
If you like what you see below, take comfort in knowing that WeWork is already planning on opening a second location in Toronto in Yorkville for early 2018.
WeWork Toronto by the numbers:
- 193 offices
- 51 hot desks
- 6 printing stations
- 18 phone booths
- 17 conference rooms
- 7 A/V meeting rooms
- 3 nooks
- 2 brainstorm rooms
- 4 boardrooms
- 6 lounges
- 6 pantries
- 6 beer taps
- 6 fruit water stations
- 1 honesty market
- 1 new mothers room