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.
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.
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
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