Crew Collective & Café

Stunning co-working spaces in Montréal

If you find yourself travelling for business to Montreal (or just need a change of scenery), you are in for a big treat! VIA Rail has been chatting with Tourism Montreal about the stellar combination of train + places to work and play in this beautiful city with European charm. Save on mid-week trains, enjoy great meals discover stylish co-working spaces and so much more.

VIA Rail has pulled highlights from a more comprehensive article originally written and published on Tourism Montreal’s blog. To read the whole blog, click here.

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Sometimes we need to allocate a couple hours each day to work commitments. Fret not: Montréal has options for getting work done, spaces that are not just functional but downright stunning.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these co-working spaces provide the perfect backdrops to focus on the task at hand.

Crew Collective & Café

360 Saint-Jacques Street  | Website

Named as the most beautiful co-working space in the world by Forbes Magazine, this former Royal Bank of Canada head office in Old Montréal features 15-metre ceilings that soar over tables and private meeting spaces for rent. Snacks and café fare are available either at the counter or via the website and brought directly to the table. There are also Crew Labs spaces on upper floors for teams of 6 to 18 people, available for both short-term and long-term rental periods.

WeWork

3 Place Ville Marie | Website

Offering the rare opportunity to get some work done in the Place Ville Marie (one of Downtown’s biggest buildings, designed by internationally celebrated architect I. M. Pei), WeWork puts visiting workers right in the heart of business Montréal. Or choose from several other locations throughout downtown and Old Montréal.

Anticafé

294 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Website

An intriguing co-working space idea based on time-based model, the Anticafé charges a nominal hourly fee, including all the coffee, tea, and biscuits you could want. With 4000 square feet, 12 private rooms, and 45 individual workstations, Anticafé has plenty of space to work side-by-side or from a comfortable distance. Monday through Friday, 10am – 8pm.

Notman House

51 Sherbrooke Street West | Website

An important hub for digital start-ups and trendsetting entrepreneurs in Montréal, the Notman House blends history and innovation with some great office spaces for rent, great for longer staying guests. Just popping in and out for some laptop work between conference speakers? The Notman House’s café OSMO offers a full gamut of espresso-based drinks, free Wi-Fi, and ideal people watching.

Temps libre

#106 5605 Gaspé Avenue | Website

Located in Mile End — one of Montréal’s most active creative hub areas — Temps Libres consists of a series of studios, ateliers, and workspaces. With huge bright windows, it has become a mainstay for freelancers and visitors looking for a true MTL experience. Best to reserve ahead!

Montréal CoWork

4388 St-Denis Street | Website

Based in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, Montréal Cowork offers space ranging from solitary stations to room for 10 team members. There’s also an admirable focus on facilitating the integration of newly landed immigrant entrepreneurs — an exciting and unique networking opportunity for visitors to the city.

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Source: Daniel Baylis, Tourisme Montréal

Daniel Baylis is a writer and adventurer. Born in British Columbia, Daniel came to Montréal with the kooky bohemian notion that he would write poetry, learn to speak French and fall in love. Having achieved various levels of success in said domains, he now focuses his energy on a new hobby: artisanal pickling.

Top image: Crew Collective & Café © Susan Moss

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