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Where to Set Up Shop in Toronto: Choosing a Virtual Office in the GTA

By Jake Nordquist   |    September 20, 2018   |    12:09 AM

A Guide to Offices in the Greater Toronto Area

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the second largest financial center in North America... which makes it tricky to pick a spot to do business. That’s why the Intelligent Office (IO) team has put together this quick guide — with several locations throughout Toronto and Ontario, we understand what business owners need from a virtual office.

Central Toronto

If your business needs to be at the center of all the action, the downtown Toronto area might be exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll have tons of virtual office choices, including two from  IO:

  • The First Canadian Place building is in the middle of Toronto’s financial core, and a quick 3-minute walk from Union Station. With stunning views of downtown and Lake Ontario, it’s ideal for business owners who value prestige.

  • Hudsons Bay Centre is a traditional office building in the heart of stylish Yorkville, with excellent views south to the lake and west over the city.

North York

The neighborhood of North York is as diverse as the people who call it home. It’s also a major player in the GTA’s business scene. The central business district is North York Centre, which is where the former city’s government was situated before it’s 1998 amalgamation with the Metropolitan Toronto area. IO’s North York office is less than 5 minutes away from the North York Centre, making it a convenient choice for business owners who need a virtual office.

Mississauga (Toronto Pearson International Airport)

Sometimes, you just need to be close to the airport. In that case, Mississauga makes for a great small business base. You’ll be approximately 10 minutes away from YYZ, so greeting visitors or traveling for work is a breeze. If you’re looking for an affordable virtual office in this area, be sure to visit our Mississauga (Toronto Airport Corp Center) location.

Midtown Toronto

The Midtown Toronto area is ideal for commuters, thanks to its proximity to the 401 highway and the Don Valley Parkway. In this charming area of the GTA, Intelligent Office is set-up in the Yonge Eglinton Centre. Members have direct subway access, and will also enjoy being surrounded by unique retail stores and popular restaurants.

Vaughan, Ontario

Vaughan boasts a central location right in the center of the GTA, in between downtown Toronto, Markham / Richmond Hill, Mississauga, and Brampton. For business owners who need convenient access to the whole metropolitan area, Vaughan is a great choice.

If you office with Intelligent Office in Vaughan, you get a fantastic location in the state of the art Deloitte Building. There’s ample access to free parking.

Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton sits at the westernmost end of Lake Ontario, and its prominent industries include manufacturing and health sciences. Still, there’s no shortage of other services and industries represented here, which is why many small business owners choose Hamilton as their base.

Downtown Hamilton is the business center of the city, and Intelligent Office’s Hamilton location is directly across the street from the Hamilton Go Station, a short walk from City Hall, and near both courthouses.