Perched on an island in the Saint Lawrence River in Central Canada, Montréal has a notable giveaway in the spelling of its name – the accent over the ‘e’ that reveals the city’s French heritage that endures to this day, most notably in its commonly-spoken language, architecture and cuisine.

A view of the Montreal cityscape (Photo: nnis Sylvester Hurd via Flickr / CC0 1.0)

Today Montreal is a busy metropolis with a thriving commercial and cultural scene. Much like so many cities around the world, in recent years it has also seen a proliferation of co-working spaces offering communal and private desk spaces that are popular with freelancers and small start-ups keen to work among like-minded folk. Here are 12 of the best.

2727 Coworking

Perched on the banks of the Lachine Canal, in the heart of the historic Montreal neighbourhood of Griffintown, 2727 Coworking is a modern, collaborative workspace tailored for small groups and individuals keen to share in innovation, synergy and technology. Open 24/7, the space is home to a range of versatile, cutting-edge workspace options that are available on a monthly rental or membership basis, depending on your needs. As part of your monthly rent you can enjoy a number of amenities and technology services. Prices start at $399 per month for a shared office space for 1-5 people, including ultra-fast WiFi and access to a lounge area, communication bar and dining room. Other on-site facilities include a conference room and printer/photocopying equipment.

109-2727 Saint-Patrick Street www.2727coworking.com

(Photo: 2727 Coworking)

VIVIC

Home to a community of entrepreneurs, free-lancers and professionals, VIVIC coworking is a modern office with rustic bones. Located in a historic industrial building across from the Lachine Canal and a stone’s throw away from Atwater Market, the space features towering ceilings, exposed brick walls and large windows. Month-to-month memberships start at $375 per month for a dedicated desk and private offices at $750 per month. Hot desks are also available at $25 per day, $100 per week and conference room rentals at $50 per hour. The venue is accessible 24/7 for flexible working hours. Members enjoy the finest complimentary coffee and tea, beer, filtered water, sparkling water maker, hot water dispenser, a fully equipped kitchen, two lounge areas, electric scooters, furnished outdoor patio, BBQ, onsite restaurant/cafe, monthly member events, wine tastings and 5a7s.

3700 Saint-Patrick Street. Suite #216 www.govivic.com

(Photo: VIVIC)

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