June 7, 2022
Industrious Announces First Canada Workplace Location
Industrious, the highest-rated workplace-as-service company, announced it will be partnering with Epic Investment Services to bring a new flexible workspace to 33 Bloor Street East in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood. The space will mark the company’s first location in Canada.
Industrious Yonge & Bloor will be located less than one block east of bustling Yonge Street. The contemporary award-winning building features a completely revitalized lobby with modern finishes and offers barrier-free access. Near the city’s most prestigious shopping neighborhoods, the latest location will be surrounded by numerous restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom Rack, Indigo Books, grocery stores and many more. The building also has direct access to the TTC Yonge/Bloor subway station, making it easily accessible to commuters from across the city. The space was formerly a home to WeWork.
“We’re thrilled to open our doors in Canada through a partnership with Epic Investment Services,” said Sam Segal, Director of Real Estate at Industrious. “This new location allows us to plant our first flag in Toronto, one of the top performing office markets in all of North America, and a market our existing network of enterprise members has been asking us to expand into for years. The building is right in the heart of a highly amenitized, mixed-use area comprising significant retail and residential development, with direct connectivity to Toronto’s subway system. We’re confident this location will provide an accessible and amenity rich experience for our members.”
Industrious Yonge & Bloor will feature more than 450 total seats and span across 36,000 square feet. The location is slated to open in September 2022.
“We are pleased to partner with Industrious to bring flexible workspace to 33 Bloor Street East as they enter into the Canadian market,” said John Shields, Vice President, Leasing at Epic Investment Services. “Although we had interest from several providers, Industrious’ operating track record was best suited to provide quality flexible workspace that will be beneficial for the market and for our existing tenants.”
The latest location reinforcesIndustrious’ commitment to increasing their international presence. The company recently announced its acquisition of The Great Room and Welkin & Meraki, two premium flexible workplace providers in Asia and Europe respectively. Through the deals, Industrious added over 350,000 square feet to its workplace portfolio across 6 new markets: Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Paris, Brussels, and Eindhoven. The company has plans to double its international presence by the end of the year through takeovers and organic growth and continue to grow domestically.
ABOUT EPIC INVESTMENT SERVICES
Epic Investment Services, which includes its wholly owned subsidiary MDC Realty Advisors in the United States, is a fully integrated North American real estate platform. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operating from offices in Canada and the United States, Epic has over $17.5 billion in assets under management. Epic’s portfolio comprises over 30 million square feet of office, retail, industrial and multi-family residential properties.
Industrious, the highest-rated workplace-as-a-service company, supports distributed, on-site, and hybrid work models. Industrious’ flexible terms enable companies to outsource their workplace experience to remain agile and competitive as they navigate the future of work. Boasting the highest NPS score in the industry, Industrious has set a new standard for what the workplace should look and feel like. Recognized as one of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies in 2020 by Inc. Magazine, Industrious offers flexible terms in more than 60 markets across the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit industriousoffice.com.