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Whether you’re a digital nomad or just want to escape the home office from time to time, you’ll find dozens of affordable coworking spaces in Toronto that boast a prime location, a productive atmosphere and a distinct style.
If you’re just looking for a desk that’s free from distractions, you might like modern office settings like The Rostie Group or Telsec Office Space.
If you’d prefer a workspace with a slightly more avant-garde style, you can try industrial-chic venues such as StartWell, Project Spaces or the Centre for Social Innovation.
Regardless of your vibe preferences, you’ll find budget-friendly memberships and day passes at all the coworking spaces in this article.
You can expect to pay between CAD 25 and CAD 50 for a day pass at most of Toronto’s best-known coworking spaces, though some – such as the Centre for Social Innovation – sell passes for as little as CAD 20 if you pay a small fee for a community membership.
You can save money at some coworking spaces by purchasing day passes in bundles. For example, a day pass at Verkspace costs CAD 30, but you can get a bundle of ten passes for CAD 250 (Collective members can get day passes for CAD 25 and bundles of 12 for CAD 250).
Learn more about the most affordable coworking space day passes in Toronto.
If you need a little more privacy than a coworking space provides, you might want to rent a private office in Toronto for the day, which cost CAD 100–500. The best-value day office we’ve found is at The Rostie Group, with prices starting at CAD 100. Telsec Office Space in the Financial District offers private offices for as little as CAD 200 per day.
A monthly membership for a hot desk at a coworking space in Toronto will cost you between CAD 225 and CAD 475, with the average price falling around the 300–350 mark (Telsec, Acme Works, StartWell and Project Spaces are a few examples of highly rated coworking spaces that fall into this price range).
If you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly, consider buying memberships that provide limited access. For example, Staples Studio offers memberships with five days of access for CAD 99 per month. One day a week of access at the Centre for Social Innovation will cost you CAD 150 per month.
The average monthly rate for a dedicated desk at a coworking space in Toronto is about CAD 495, though prices can range from CAD 399 to 650.
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As of October 2023, some of Toronto’s top-rated coworking spaces include Project Spaces Camden Street, StartWell, Acme Works and the Centre for Social Innovation. Here’s an in-depth guide to ten of the city’s top shared workspaces for those who want to embrace remote work life.
Situated in the small Wellington Place area of Downtown Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood, Project Spaces Camden Street is a stylishly minimalist coworking space with rustic design touches.
On top of day passes and budget-friendly monthly memberships, Project Spaces offers discounts in the form of day pass bundles – ideal for digital nomads and remote workers who want to escape their own four walls from time to time.
Inside Project Space’s main coworking area, you’ll see a bright and airy interior with white walls, light wooden floors, and splashes of colour in the form of yellow chairs and green potted plants against and hanging from the walls. Creating an atmosphere of productivity are features such as bench-style shared work desks and a mix of vintage, contemporary and stencil wall art.
When you need a break from work, you can explore the shops, restaurants and cultural institutions along the nearby Spadina Avenue, one of Toronto’s main thoroughfares. One of our favourite nearby quirky attractions is Graffiti Alley, which is just a minute or two away from Project Spaces on foot. Head to the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen Street West for live music, tasty bites and a few after-work drinks.
A day pass at Project Spaces costs CAD 49. You can also get day pass bundles for an affordable monthly fee – CAD 65 per month for two day passes, CAD 150 per month for five day passes and CAD 205 per month for ten day passes.
Located in the bohemian West Queen West neighbourhood, StartWell is a contemporary coworking space inside a striking, black-painted building with an industrial-chic interior.
Inside, exposed brick walls that complement dark wooden floors and a white ceiling with exposed pipes and intricate lighting arrangements create a warm and homely atmosphere. The central communal kitchen and breakout area is flanked by a presentation area at one end and a lounge area with comfortable sofas at the other. If you need privacy, you can hire meeting rooms with a more minimalist décor.
For a bit of off-screen time, head next door to either Pizza Wine Disco or Shy Coffee Co, depending on what kind of beverage break you’re after. You’ll find plenty more restaurants, shops and bars along King Street West and its surrounding lanes. Nearby greenspaces like Stanley Park and the Trinity Bellwoods Park offer a welcome respite from the urban jungle.
A day pass at StartWell costs CAD 50 and can be used between 9 am to 5 pm. You can get 24-hour access to this modern coworking space for CAD 350 per month.
A coworking veteran of Toronto on the doorstep of the Kensington-Chinatown neighbourhood, the Centre for Social Innovation occupies a renovated warehouse building on the vibrant Spadina Avenue.
On top of a range of flexible monthly memberships that are ideal for freelancers, the Centre for Social Innovation offers day passes for CAD 40 – and you can get 50% off day passes indefinitely by becoming a community member.
Reflecting this shared workspace’s exterior (complete with street art surrounding the entrance) is an industrial-esque and contemporary interior. Some rooms feature a neutral colour palette with large windows and light wooden floors, perfect for those who need intense focus. Other rooms boast a warmer colour palette with intentionally scuffed polished concrete floors, exposed pipes and vents, wood-panelled tall ceilings, and classic sofa chairs in an array of colours.
The industrial-style lounge is an excellent place to relax and give your eyes a rest from the screen. If you want to give your eyes a real break, take in the view of Toronto’s high-rises from the Centre for Social Innovation’s outdoor terrace.
In addition to the shops, cafés, restaurants and cultural institutions of Spadina Avenue, this coworking space’s nearby attractions include Graffiti Alley, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Half House. Also within walking distance is the diverse neighbourhood of Kensington-Chinatown plus greenspaces such as Alexandra Park, Grange Park and David Pecaut Square.
If you pay CAD 36 for a community membership, you can get day passes at the Centre for Social Innovation for just CAD 20 each – it’s CAD 40 for non-members. You can also pay CAD 150 per month for one day of access per week, CAD 250 a month for two days of access per week, or CAD 350 per month for unlimited access.
Housed inside a century-old legacy building in the Entertainment District, WeWork on Richmond Street West boasts six reinvented floors of industrial-chic, contemporary and retro shared workspaces. Equally enticing for digital nomads, WeWork’s day passes start at CAD 25, and you can currently get discounts on memberships.
There’s an eclectic mix of styles and designs throughout WeWork – expect warm colour palettes, lots of natural light, intricate yet subtle lighting arrangements, and patterned furnishings that include tartan chairs, floral kitchen tiles, herringbone lime wall tiles and blue striped rugs.
Of the many relaxation and breakout areas, the main communal kitchen complete with gadgets ranging from coffee makers to dishwashers is a standout. And given the venue’s location in the Entertainment District, there’s plenty to do nearby if you want to spend your breaks out and about.
Bars and restaurants such as The Fifth Social Club, RendezViews and Smoke’s Poutinerie Adelaide are within walking distance. If you’re a fan of the arts, you can stroll to attractions such as the Princess of Wales Theatre or The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar. King Street West – a major fashion hub – is just a few blocks to the south.
In addition to day passes that cost CAD 25, WeWork offers hot desk memberships from CAD 470 per month and private desks at CAD 600 per month, though we’ve seen discounts available that bring the price down to as low as CAD 510.
With its raw and bright industrial looks balanced with contemporary design touches, plus leisure facilities that include a decked rooftop with views extending to the CN Tower, Acme Works is one of the top-rated coworking spaces in Toronto with remote workers. It’s also ideal for digital nomads and those looking for a short-term escape from the home with its affordable day passes and pet-friendly policy.
In the largest shared workspace, you’ll see industrial touches such as low-hanging industrial strip lights, exposed red-painted brick walls and polished concrete floors with intentional imperfections. Adding to the space’s atmosphere of creativity are potted plants and canvas portraits adorning the walls.
As well as being a stylish place to work, Acme has built a tight-knit community of fellow remote workers. The plant wall was made and is looked after by the coworking space’s members, and activities range from team runs to karaoke nights. You can also give your career a boost by attending workshops on branding, marketing, technology, and much more.
Just down the road from Acme Works is King Street West, where you’ll find restaurants serving cuisines such as Italian, Thai, French and Egyptian. There’s also a vast array of bars and attractions that include the Factory Theatre in this entertainment hub.
At CAD 25, Acme Works offers one of the most affordable coworking day passes in Toronto, and its membership deals are budget friendly too – 80 hours of access for CAD 250 per month or unlimited access for CAD 350 a month. A fixed desk costs a reasonable CAD 450 a month. You can also hire dog-friendly private or small-team offices for CAD 40 per hour or 300 per day.
Staples has a few onsite coworking spaces at stores around Toronto’s Downtown area, but one of the most popular Staples Studios is located on University Avenue. As well as day passes, Staples Studio offers flexible monthly memberships for as little as CAD 99.
This open-plan coworking space has tall ceilings, large shared wooden desks and a mix of industrial and contemporary style elements. Features that’ll likely catch your eye include graphic art wall features and low-hanging, retro-style light bulbs, and patterned rugs. The space’s leisure facilities include communal kitchens, a café and breakout areas with comfortable seating.
This Staples Studio is on the doorstep of some of Canada’s best-known tourist attractions, including Nathan Philips Square and surrounding landmarks like the Toronto Sign and the Toronto City Hall. Within walking distance are museums such as the Textile Museum of Canada and the Campbell House Museum. You’ll also be spoilt for choice for restaurants, shops, bars, cafés and entertainment venues.
You can pick up a day pass on weekdays at Staples Studio for CAD 25. CAD 99 per month gets you five days of access plus networking perks and a mail service. Unlimited access to a hot desk costs CAD 249 per month, while a dedicated desk costs CAD 399.
Located in Toronto’s Harbourfront neighbourhood, The Rostie Group provides you with a contemporary office setting on the 11th floor of a modern high-rise. For digital nomads, there are affordable day passes and fantastic deals on daily interior office rentals. Prices for fixed desk memberships are also more than reasonable.
Most workspaces are light, bright and modern, with decorative features such as white and blue walls, carpeted floors and fairly minimalist additional touches, such as small potted plants. Some workspaces offer sprawling skyline and waterfront views through floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also homely breakout rooms with warm colour palettes and lounge-style seating.
When you want some off-screen time, you can walk to a myriad of attractions in under five minutes. The Harbourfront neighbourhood is home to attractions such as the Toronto Music Garden and the Harbourfront Centre, one of the city’s best-known cultural institutions. Top-rated bars and diners include Amsterdam Brewhouse and The Goodman Pub and Kitchen. Moreover, Old Toronto is just up the road, where you’ll find iconic landmarks ranging from the CN Tower to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
A day pass at The Rostie Group costs CAD 25. You can get an interior office for the day for as little as CAD 100. CAD 449 per month will get you a fixed desk plus perks like meeting room hours, a business address and 24-hour access.
The first Verkspace to open in Toronto is located on Britain Street, just south of Moss Park. This industrial-chic meets rustic coworking space has been carefully crafted to create a homely atmosphere that’s as comfortable as it is productive. High-value monthly memberships that include 24-hour access start from just CAD 225, and day passes cost as little as CAD 25.
Inside this modernised brick-and-beam building, you’ll find four distinctive floors of shared workspaces and meeting rooms, most boasting style features such as exposed brick walls and a warm colour palette. Adding character to the space are features such as natural edge tables and fabric lounge sofas in breakout areas by floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe almost every inch of the building in natural light.
The break rooms provide cosy places to relax with a coffee. You’ll also find a diverse array of cafés and restaurants on Verkspace’s doorstep – The Wing Shop, Moss Park Espresso, Aya260 Sushi and Tim Hortons, to name a few. If you’re a digital nomad working at Verkspace, you’ll be glad to know that Nathan Philips Square in the centre of Downtown is just a little over a kilometre away.
You can get a day pass at Verkspace on Britain Street for CAD 30 or ten day passes for CAD 250, ideal for short-term visitors. If you’re sticking around a while but just need a desk from time to time, you can become a Collective member for CAD 95 per month, which allows you to pay CAD 25 per day pass and CAD 200 per bundle of ten. Monthly memberships with 24-hour access start from CAD 225, while a fixed desk will cost at least CAD 395.
Located in the Financial District of Toronto near the King subway station, Telsec Office Space, Meeting Rooms, & Coworking is a clean-cut and contemporary workspace in a modern high-rise office building. While its coworking areas are available on a monthly membership basis, you can rent private offices by the day.
Inside Telsec, you’ll see wide-open office spaces with gleaming white walls and desks plus a combination of light wooden and carpeted floors. All areas are bright and airy, and you’ll find many desks near floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sprawling views over Toronto’s cityscape. For a little more focus, you can grab a desk in a more dimly lit and intimate room with desks separated by dividers.
Thanks to Telsec’s central location, you won’t struggle for things to do with your off-screen time. Besides a plethora of bars, restaurants, shops and cafés, nearby attractions range from architectural gems like the Gooderham Building to museums such as the Hockey Hall of Fame.
A monthly membership for a hot desk in Telsec’s coworking space costs as little as CAD 350. A dedicated desk costs CAD 650 per month and comes with perks such as a mail address, storage unit and meeting room access. Private offices are available for CAD 200–500 per day.
It comes as no surprise that Verkspace has opened a second location on Adelaide Street given the success of its first branch on Britain Street. Situated just off Spadina Avenue in the Fashion district, Verkspace is a contemporary shared workspace in a reinvented garment factory with monthly memberships available from CAD 295.
Inside, you’ll see a variety of stylish workspaces. Expect warm colour palettes, cosy carpets and a range of signature Verkspace touches that give the place an industrial loft feel. On the ground floor, there’s an onsite café, and there’s a virtually limitless choice of restaurants, stores and cafés nearby. Other handy facilities include shower suites and secure bike storage.
Become a Collective member at Verkspace for CAD 95 per month, and you can get a day pass for CAD 25, 12 day passes for CAD 250 and 30 day passes for CAD 500. Non-members can get day passes for CAD 30 and bundles of ten for CAD 250. Unlimited access to the hot desking area costs CAD 295 per month, while a dedicated desk costs CAD 495.
We know that Toronto is bursting at the seams with modern coworking spaces that are fully equipped with everything you need to combine work and play, but we hope the workspaces detailed above have given you some insight on where you can buy day passes and memberships that are ideal for nomads.
Do you know any stylish coworking spaces with budget-friendly options that we haven’t included on our list? Have you anything to add to our descriptions of the spaces we have already discussed in our article? We want to pack as much info in as possible that our community of fellow remote workers would find useful, so anything you’d like to add will be hugely appreciated!