Decorating & Design

July 31, 2015

Inspiring Spaces: The Most Stylish Co-Working Office In Toronto

Take a style tip from the eclectic vintage look of this Toronto co-working space.

East Room opened in January 2015 as a joint effort between Derreck Martin — who owns popular Toronto shop 507 Antiques — and his brother, Sam Martin. “We wanted a co-op space that paid interest to the design and culture, where someone could run their day-to-day dealings comfortably and have the opportunity to collaborate or socialize with other members,” says Derreck.

The resulting space is cool and comfortable, mixing spare industrial touches, rich textures and antique finds from around the world with ease. Semi-private desks, a boardroom, a kitchen and lounge areas give members room to work and socialize, and the building is open 24 hours a day, encouraging everyone to treat it like home. Derreck and Sam plan to add more meeting rooms for small groups or start-ups and even a basement recording studio and cinema room, catering to musicians, filmmakers and other creative types. “It’s always buzzing, so we’re expanding,” says Derreck. “Once we fill one space, we move on to the next.”

Take a look inside this eclectic Toronto co-working space and visit their website to learn about becoming a member.

Author: Kristen Koch

Photography by Daniel Ehrenworth