Historic vault contents opened, reveal… skates?

Article Excerpt: After hours of painstaking work by an expert locksmith Tuesday evening, the contents of a historic vault hidden for decades in the 120-year-old Dineen building on Yonge Street have finally been revealed. Boxes, documents, bank cheques and ... a pair of very old skates. [Read Full Article]

Working Remotely Around The World: Workspaces To Explore

Article Excerpt: Toronto is eager to embrace and celebrate coworking, with the city holding its first “coworking day” in February 2015. Some spaces listed form part of the Coworking Toronto Collective, and more tech-oriented places are popping up regularly.

iQ Office Suites provides a range of space solutions for customers who desire unique, character-filled, high-quality work environments in convenient, transit-friendly downtown locations. A mix of private offices, dedicated desks, virtual offices, meeting and event spaces are all available, alongside coworking facilities featuring contemporary designs and furnishings, enterprise-grade technology and friendly, attentive support staff.

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When your office is not your office

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Kane Willmott, a co-founder of iQ Office Suites in Toronto, cites a study by the Harvard Business Review that shows co-workers in flexible business environments find their work more meaningful and feel like they are part of a community. The shared workplace trend is not only for entrepreneurs – iQ’s clients include professionals, as well as employees at public companies and multinational corporations.

Alex Sharpe, also a co-founder at iQ, sees the supply of co-working spaces continuing to grow in the next three to five years as more organizations start to rely on flexible work spaces to control their real estate costs, while providing flexibility to their employees. Since flexibility is a key component in retaining top talent, Mr. Sharpe believes that these work spaces will need to keep raising the ante on design, furnishing and amenities in order to stand out.

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Co-working spaces catching on in real estate

Article Excerpt: "Virtual office space and co-working spaces are becoming much more popular, especially among real estate companies. Kane Willmott, co-founder of IQ Office Suites in Toronto, says he knows what it’s like to be an agent in search of a place to do the work. “My partner Alex Sharpe and I have our own real estate company. We’ve operated out of shared workspaces for years. In 2012, we decided to open our own workspace building.” [Read Full Article]

“Sleeper” Toronto No More: Bustling Downtown and Entrepreneurial Spirit Attract Start-ups, Tech Firms and a Global Population

Article Excerpt: "The result is that solo entrepreneurs and small businesses are shifting away from multi-year office leases in large buildings into more affordable coworking and shared office environments - open-area coworking facilities, and hybrid shared environments that provide coworking spaces, private offices and event/meeting rooms. Solo business professionals, remote workers in Toronto, and companies looking to relocate to Toronto can take advantage of modern shared office amenities that allow them to set up, plug in and start working immediately." [Read Full Article]

The unspoken loneliness of working from home

Article Excerpt: "It's no surprise, then, to see a slew of startups like IQ Office Suites, Intelligent Office and Coworking Toronto offer shared workspace in major Canadian cities. Another less conventional option that recently launched in Toronto is Hoffice, a new Swedish project that aims to turn homes and apartments into shared workspaces for freelancers. Shared spaces like these offer the benefits of an office-phones, wifi, coffee machines, actual human beings to talk to-without the downsides of a home arrangement." [Read Full Article]

iQ Office Suites Launches Second Location at 250 University

Article Excerpt: "Hot off their success in the Dineen Building at Yonge and Temperance Streets, iQ Office Suites has launched their second location at 250 University Avenue. The former Bank of Canada building presents some unique assets for users of the space. Occupying a full city block, iQ has taken over an entire floor of the space and the basement bank vault which now acts as a 4,500 square foot member's lounge." [Read Full Article]

#ARTHQ – Art For Your Office

Article Excerpt: "We recently had the good fortune of working with two exciting Toronto-based businesses who are featuring a mix of insanely talented Nuvango contributors. IQ Office Suites, is a boutique shared office rental business housed in the historic Dineen Building in downtown Toronto." [Read Full Article]