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My Toronto-Based Startup Needs Office Space… Where Do I Find It?

By Townes Haas   |    February 28, 2019   |    12:06 AM

From Coworking to Private Offices, Here’s the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Rentable Office Space in Toronto

Whether your startup is operating on a shoestring budget, or you have a slightly bigger budget for office space, there are plenty of non-conventional office options in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Private offices, shared offices, coworking spaces, executive office suites… no matter what you’re looking for, it can be found within the metro area. They’re all excellent alternatives to a more traditional and expensive office lease, too (which certainly doesn’t come cheaply in the GTA.)

Private offices for rent in the GTA

Renting a private office is a great workspace solution for entrepreneurs who’d like a bit more privacy. The types of private offices you can rent are incredibly diverse — small offices perfect for one person, large offices that work great for a close-knit team, and everything in between.

Most private offices will be associated with a virtual office provider or another type of larger company, like the virtual offices we have here at Intelligent Office (IO). Since every office has members from different businesses, you’ll be working near other small business owners, startups, and professionals.

For startup founders who have been working in relative isolation for a long time, the switch can be a welcome change.

Renting a coworking space in Toronto

For startups with limited funds, an open coworking space could be an ideal solution. This type of office setup, where people work alongside each other in an open area, is affordable and convenient.

Coworking is generally priced per user. Depending on the size of your team, it may make more sense to rent a private office that everyone can share. Keep this in mind when comparing and contrasting rentable office spaces.

Where should I base my startup in Toronto?

The GTA covers a lot of ground and it can be tough to choose the ideal location. One of the most useful parts about being an IO member is that you have access to locations throughout the GTA, Canada, and even the U.S.

But, even if you don’t join us at IO, this guide will still aid your search: Where to Set Up Shop in Toronto: Choosing a Virtual Office in the GTA.

Tools for finding rentable office space for your startup in the GTA

With so many different types of office space for rent in and around Toronto, finding the perfect match can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, there are a number of tools available to streamline your searching.

LiquidSpace is an excellent online search tool that you can use to find coworking spaces, private offices, and meeting rooms. A quick Google search for the type of office space you’re looking for + “Toronto” will also give you a good chunk of office spaces to compare.

If you’re sold on IO’s professionally appointed and distraction-free work zones, check out all of the virtual spaces and services we have available in the GTA. You’re sure to find the ideal office solution, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about the environment, amenities, community, pricing, and more!