Toronto’s Best Public Workspaces

Face it: the 9 to 5 is passé. Also passé: offices. And jobs. Freelancing is where it’s at. You’re your own boss and the world is your office. Provided, of course, that the part of the world in question offers free Wi-Fi. Here, the best wireless-enabled spots in Toronto.

Hank’s & C’est What
This pair will take you from lunch all the way to your end-of-day pint. Start with Hank’s pulled pork sandwich. Refuel with Hank’s coffee. Finish with one of C’est What’s 35 locally brewed beers. 9 1/2 Church St.; 67 Front St. E.

Toronto Public Library
Remember libraries? Now they have the Internet, too. For free. At every single one of the nearly 100 branches across the GTA. (Click above for a map.)

The Queen and Beaver Public House
Here, you can master social media while sipping cask-conditioned ale and munching on trad British dishes – including one of the city’s finest burgers. 35 Elm St.

The Roastery Coffee House & Roof Garden
This urbanist mecca provides two wireless spots: the Roastery Coffee House and Roof Garden, which offers a 6,500-square-foot cedar deck, foliage aplenty and stunning views. 401 Richmond St. W.

Marked, at times, by a giant inflatable penguin, Linux is where geeks congregate to sip organic coffees and attend open source software workshops. Its wireless connection is fast and reliable. 326 Harbord St.

Red Rocket Coffee
On cold days, patrons huddle over their laptops in Red Rocket’s slightly subterranean interior. Come summer, the patio opens up and productivity plummets, gloriously. 1402B Queen St. E.

Did we miss any spots? Let us know by commenting below.

Image courtesy of hyfen on flickr.


5 thoughts on “Toronto’s Best Public Workspaces”

  1. Thanks for the comment, Gabe.

    I thought of including Dufferin Grove. It would be wonderful to work among its greenery. But, really, cookies, cute people, sun? It’d be like ‘outside day’ at school. No actual work would get done. Perhaps you’re much more disciplined than me?

Comments are closed.

This is a test