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Coworking Firm to Open Female Only Office in Toronto

With #metoo movement across North America lately, we have seen a lot of services pop up that cater to female clientele only. Just few days we wrote about Uber like ride share for women in Toronto.

The Wing, New York City based, coworking space for women only, has their eyes set on opening an office in Toronto. The Wing , has been around for few years, is a network of co-working and community spaces uniquely designed for women. They have raised $32 million in funding and also announced new offices opening in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and London.

Toronto will be their first Canadian location due to Toronto’s recent popularity in the tech scene.

Even though The Wing has a long waiting list, their NYC area  Brooklyn is adding members. Membership in New York right now is $2,350 a year for access to one location and $2,700 for access to all locations.

Co-founder of The Wing, Audrey Gelman said:

“We do rolling membership. We don’t want to open at full capacity, because we want to get a sense of how the space is used.”

The Wing is not just about making money. The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community. They believe that the act of coming together as women creates new opportunities, ideas and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for womankind.

Even though they are growing rapidly, their growth is by no means an easy one. The company is currently under investigation by the New York City Commission on Human Rights for possible discrimination against men due to its no-men-allowed rules.

So female and interested in some co-working space? They are coming to the 6ix in early 2019.

WeWork, coworking startup, to open 20 more Toronto locations

20 more – no that is not a typo. Even though the company only has 3 locations now in Toronto. This is mainly due to Toronto’s rapid growth as tech sector and attractive place to do business for startups.

Dave McLaughlin, general manager for the Northeast at WeWork said:

“The bottom line is, we don’t see any limit to demand. We’re definitely setting our sights high for the city and we think it is an amazing ecosystem for business.”

WeWork claims 98% occupancy rate at 2 of their 3 locations.

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McLaughlin said the success is part due to very cool Drake designs at their offices, beer kegs, and easy to use app that connects tenants (people who rent their office space) with their office spaces.

“Part of what we sell, and part of what’s so inspiring for people is the sense that they like coming in to work. That’s hard to capture, but it’s real and it’s essential to what we do and why people love what we do.”