Updated in the summer of 2020, we have revisited the top coworking spaces in downtown Toronto. Including some new offerings for more private coworking spaces in hotels.
How have coworking and work spaces adapted to COVID-19?
After a full summer spent adapting to how we work (and co-work) in a pandemic world, we’ve put together some information on where you can work in Downtown Toronto.
In general, all coworking spaces have a renewed focus on cleaning and safety standards so people looking for a place to work feel safe and welcome.
Where are the best coworking spaces in Downtown Toronto?
First, let’s compartmentalize the types of coworking spaces there are.
Hotel rooms are available at a day rate for solo-preneurs and people who are working from home. For larger teams in need of a little face-to-face, hotel event spaces have been set up with physically distanced desks so groups can come in and collaborate together.
Either ‘hot desks’ or single/double offices – traditional coworking spaces make collaboration easy in open-concept spaces throughout Toronto.
Coffee shops have traditionally been a popular getaway spot for the work from home crowd, as well as library desks if you’re looking for something a bit quieter.
New: Hotel Coworking Spaces in Downtown Toronto
Several hotels in Downtown Toronto are offering great rates to ‘Work From Hotel’.
The Anndore House
In the heart of the Yorkville neighbourhood | 15 Charles St. E, Toronto
Constantine Restaurant is open for dinner Wednesday – Saturday; the perfect way to unwind at the end of a day at the new office!
Novotel Toronto Centre
Centered in Old Town Toronto | 45 The Esplanade, Toronto
Forget your lunch? No problem! The Old Town Market in the lobby has packaged meals and snacks to-go. If you don’t have dinner plans, stay out late and enjoy Cafe Nicole’s outdoor patio.
Pantages Hotel & Suites
Centrally located next to Yonge-Dundas Square | 200 Victoria Street, Toronto
We’re right across the street from Starbucks if you need a coffee, and Fran’s is right next door for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to go!
Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront
Steps away from the Harbourfront and Lake Ontario | 249 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto
Cafe Locale in the lobby is the perfect spot to grab a morning (or afternoon) coffee or tea. They also have a great snack selection if you need to get over that 3pm slump!
Traditional Coworking Spaces in Downtown Toronto
Traditional coworking spaces make collaboration easy in open-concept spaces throughout Toronto.
With 10 locations throughout Toronto, WeWork offers unique private offices, coworking spaces, and conference rooms so you can collaborate and network in a comfortable, trendy setting.
From hot desks to private offices, Workhaus has a vibrant, collaborative community spread across 9 locations in downtown Toronto.
The Rostie Group
Focusing on virtual office spaces and meeting rooms close to the harbourfront, The Rostie Group is a boutique provider of fully furnished personal and shared workspaces.
Need to get out of the house but can’t leave your kids behind? It can be tough to work from home and manage the family at the same time, so The Workaround has programs to take care of your little ones so you can get some work done.
Calling all founders – Project Spaces is a great community where you can be social, network, and also get things done. They have two locations in Toronto with different vibes.
Other Work Spaces in Downtown Toronto
Toronto Public Library
Just need to get out of the house for a bit? The Toronto Public Library has free WiFi and seating space available if you just need a quiet spot to get some work done for a couple of hours – plus, you can print, scan, or photocopy any documents you may need right at the library. Seating has been limited since their re-opening after COVID-19 closures – so make sure you arrive early!
Most of our favourite coffee shops are only doing takeout and not allowing seating – keep an eye on your favourite local hangout for any changes to dine-in hours!