6 Best-Value Coworking Space Day Passes in Toronto

14 October 2023 | Canada, North America, Toronto, Work

Where to find day passes for CAD 25–40 in Ontario’s Capital

Looking for affordable coworking day passes in Toronto? While the city’s shared workspaces charge up to CAD 50, many venues charge less than CAD 40 – as little as CAD 25 in some cases.

Rest assured – many of the cheapest coworking spaces in Toronto boast designs, facilities and vibrant locations that rival their more expensive counterparts.

If industrial-chic surrounds help unleash your creativity, you might want to try out the Verkspace on Britain Street with a day pass for CAD 30 or Acme Works in West Queen West for CAD 25. It costs CAD 40 for a day pass at the Centre for Social Innovation on Spadina, but you can reduce that price to CAD 20 by paying CAD 36 for a community membership.

Looking for something slightly more eclectic in style? Grab a day pass at WeWork in the Entertainment District for CAD 25. If you’d prefer a contemporary coworking space that’ll clear your head for concentration, you might like The Rostie Group in the South Core or the Staples Studio on University Avenue, which both offer day passes for CAD 25.

Learn about those shared workspaces and more by reading about the most popular coworking spaces in Toronto for freelancers and remote workers (you can compare membership prices, day pass rates, interior designs, amenities and locations all in one place).

Coworking space day passes in Toronto

How much do monthly memberships cost?

A hot desk monthly membership at a Toronto coworking space typically ranges from CAD 225 to CAD 475, with the majority falling within the 300–350 range. Notable spaces such as Telsec, Acme Works, StartWell and Project Spaces fall within this price category.

If you’re seeking a more budget-friendly option, you can explore limited access memberships. For instance, Staples Studio offers a five-day access membership at CAD 99 per month, while the Centre for Social Innovation provides one day a week of access for CAD 150 per month.

For a dedicated desk, the average monthly rate in Toronto is around CAD 495, although prices vary from CAD 399 to 650.

If you’re ready to commit to a workspace, learn about the best-value coworking space memberships in Toronto. Day passes at the spaces in this article are budget-friendly, but they can soon add up – if you’re a frequent visitor, you’ll save hundreds of dollars per year with a membership.

Day passes under CAD 40 in Toronto: Our top picks

You’ll find some of the most affordable coworking space day passes in Toronto at places like Acme Works, the Centre for Social Innovation, WeWork and Verkspace. Here’s what you need to know about those workspaces and more to decide where to invest your time and money.

1. Acme Works (CAD 25)

Featuring a distinctive blend of raw industrial aesthetics complemented by modern design elements, Acme Works appeals to digital nomads with its striking décor and amenities that include a rooftop deck with scenic views extending to the CN Tower. The cherry on top – it offers day passes for just CAD 25.

Acme Works

Inside the largest shared workspace area, you’ll notice industrial elements like suspended strip lights, exposed brick walls painted in a bold red hue, and polished concrete floors intentionally adorned with imperfections. The atmosphere is enhanced by potted plants and canvas portraits gracing the walls.

Various activities, ranging from group runs to karaoke nights, contribute to a strong sense of community at Acme Works. Additionally, you can enhance your career by participating in workshops covering topics such as branding, marketing, technology, and more.

In addition to day passes, Acme Works offers budget-friendly memberships that cost CAD 250–450.

  • Location: 229 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M6J 2L5, Canada
  • Phone: +1 416-479-4458
  • Standard office hours: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Nearest streetcar stop: King St West at Niagara St

2. Staples Studio Toronto – University Ave Coworking Space (CAD 25)

The Staples Studio on University Avenue features a combination of contemporary and industrial style elements. Attention-grabbing touches include wall art, patterned rugs and retro-inspired lighting arrangements. Best of all, its day passes are among the cheapest in Toronto at CAD 25, and it offers an array of flexible membership options starting at CAD 99 per month.

Ideal for digital nomads, this Staples Studio is a stone’s throw from many of Toronto’s most famous tourist attractions. At the nearby Nathan Philips Square – a landmark in itself – you’ll find attractions such as the Toronto City Hall, the Toronto Sign and the Peace Garden.

  • Location: 375 University Ave #102, Toronto, ON M5G 2J5, Canada
  • Phone: +1 647-477-0700
  • Standard office hours: Monday–Thursday from 8 am to 7 pm, Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm
  • Nearest streetcar stop: Dundas St West at Chestnut St

3. The Rostie Group (CAD 25)

Situated on the 11th floor of a high-rise in the Harbourfront district, The Rostie Group is a bright and contemporary space with a sleek, minimalist décor and splashes of colour in the form of potted plants. On top of coworking day passes for CAD 25, The Rostie Group offers office rentals for as little as CAD 100 per day plus a range of monthly memberships.

The Rostie Group

In some workspaces, you can soak up sprawling cityscape and waterfront views through windows that encase the perimeter of the building. Ideal for short-term visitors, The Rostie Group is within five minutes of attractions such as the Harbourfront Centre and the Toronto Music Garden. Just up the road in Old Toronto, you’ll find iconic landmarks like the Hockey Hall of Fame and the CN Tower.

  • Location: 20 Bay St. 11th Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2N8, Canada
  • Phone: +1 416-214-1840
  • Standard office hours: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm
  • Opening hours (members): 24-hour access available
  • Nearest streetcar stop: Queens Quay/Ferry Docks Station

4. WeWork (CAD 25)

Located in the dynamic Entertainment District, the eclectic WeWork boasts six floors of retro, modernist and industrial-chic workspaces inside a striking legacy building. As well as impressive looks and a central location, WeWork entices infrequent visitors with day passes that cost just CAD 25. You can also choose from memberships that range from CAD 470–600 per month.

While WeWork is home to stylish breakout areas for when you need some off-screen time, you can also spend you breaks exploring nearby fashion hubs like King West Street or entertainment venues like the Blues Bar. Some of the top-rated nearby restaurants include RendezViews and The Fifth Social Club.

  • Location: 240 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1V6, Canada
  • Phone: +1 416-900-3280
  • Standard office hours: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Opening hours (members): 24-hour access available
  • Nearest subway station: Osgoode

5. Verkspace – Britain Street (CAD 30)

Thanks to its success, Verkspace now has two locations in Toronto, but you’ll find its first on Britain Street near Moss Park. At this industrial-chic, brick-and-beam coworking space, you’ll see rustic design elements like natural-edge tables and exposed walls.

Verkspace Britain Street

In addition to its homely atmosphere, Verkspace appeals to digital nomads with day passes that cost just AUD 25. Better still, memberships that include 24-hour access start from just CAD 225 per month.

Short-term visitors will also benefit from Verkspace’s central location. You can walk to Nathan Philips square in about ten minutes. You’ll also find top-rated restaurants and cafés such as Moss Park Espresso, Tim Hortons and The Wing Shop on Verkspace’s doorstep.

  • Location: 32 Britain St #100, Toronto, ON M5A 1R6, Canada
  • Phone: +1 416-286-5749
  • Standard office hours: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Opening hours (members): 24-hour access available
  • Nearest streetcar stop: Queen St East at Sherbourne St

6. Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina (CAD 40)

Situated on Spadina Avenue in a modernised warehouse building, The Centre for Social Innovation is an industrial-inspired workspace with a mix of light and warm-coloured workspaces. Day passes cost CAD 40, but if you pay a one-off fee of CAD 36 for a community membership, that price comes down to CAD 20. Monthly memberships start form CAD 150 per month.

Besides its budget friendly rates, the Centre for Social Innovation is one of Toronto’s top-rated shared workspaces thanks to its vibrant location in Kensington-Chinatown and eclectic style that promotes productivity. Expect to see design elements such as exposed pipes, artistically scuffed concrete floors and wood-panelled ceilings. Rivalling the space’s interior design are the cityscape views you can soak up from the outdoor terrace.

  • Location: 192 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2C2, Canada
  • Phone: +1 416-979-3939
  • Standard office hours: Monday–Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Opening hours (members): 24-hour access available
  • Nearest streetcar stop: Spadina Ave at Sullivan St

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Josh Saunders

Josh Saunders

I've been writing my way through Europe, Asia and Oceania for just over a decade, providing SEO copywriting, editing and content strategy services to travel-industry clients ranging from startups through to Fortune 500 giants. Now, I'm on a mission to connect digital nomads with the world's best destinations for work and leisure.


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