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The COVE™ Guide to the  Best Coworking Spaces in Toronto

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Productivity is heavily influenced by your environment. Depending on where you get your work done, your surroundings can be essential in allowing you to become more focus-driven and strengthen your efforts. In Toronto, Canada’s hardest working city, there lies a cornucopia of offices to choose from, no matter what industry you work in.

 

Acme Works

 

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Nestled across from King West’s Stanley Park, this coworking space is the perfect hideaway for independent contractors and freelancers alike. Aside from its humble scenery and décor, Acme Works offers a simple and quiet environment that is also dog friendly.

Northspace

 

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Northspace is a brightly lit workspace that is spacious and fairly new to Toronto. It only opened its doors a couple of months ago and has received nothing but stellar reviews since. The space offers 24/7 access for all members and there are two locations in Toronto to choose from.

SPACES

 

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Spaces is a one of a kind workspace with sleek interior design and isolated desks. There are many locations in Toronto currently being built, in addition to the five in the downtown core already available.

Verkspace

 

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Bringing the warm spirit of your home into an office setting is achieved effortlessly by Verkspace. With two locations in the city, this workspace prides itself on preparing finely curated décor with spacious rooms built for inspiring and influencing productivity.

District 28

 

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District 28 is a full-length workspace that offers much more than desks and offices. The building houses multiple shooting studios, screening rooms, video editing suites, and more amenities built for creative professionals and creators alike.

Venture X

 

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Navigating Venture X’s locations is like walking through a detailed showroom at IKEA. Their spaces offer luxury furnishing, expansive rooms, and brightly lit areas with vibrant sunlight at your desk. There are currently two locations in the Mississauga region with another location opening in Oakville this year.

East Room

 

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East Room is a pioneer coworking space in Toronto. It’s over 60,000 square feet and cooperates out of an old industrial building in Toronto’s east end. Within this large building, East Room also hosts some enticing programs including their weekly Nike Run Club and the Room Service music performance series.

Create Signal Creative Space

 

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Create Signal is dedicated to delivering a productive space for artists and creative professionals. Their building offers both office space for independent working along with a recording studio and audio/video editing suites for creative projects.

IQ Offices

 

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IQ Offices have high ceilings and great views of the city. Their Toronto locations, situated in the core of downtown, all offer contemporary design with well-lit window seating.

 

An office should feel like home if you want to effectively get the job done. In a city like Toronto, the work never stops. With this guide, there’s no need to search far and wide. Be sure to follow our COVE™ blog for more updates and tips to uncover the voyages you seek.

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Best Gyms in Toronto For Your New Years Resolution

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The new year invites a cluster of eager gym-goers and finding a space is hard early in the new year. Having a successful workout is usually dictated by your environment and the first step is finding your space. While you figure out a diet that suits you, we compiled a list of gyms and clubs that you can join for your fitness journey.


CrossFit 416

 

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CrossFit 416 is one of the few workouts that truly push your body to new limits. Toronto’s infamous is conveniently located in the downtown core and offers private training and group sessions, endurance running,  and more. You can sign up today and get a free 20-minute intro session and consultation with your membership.

One Academy

 

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One Academy is a 10,000 square foot gym that is specifically designed for group training. The gym has a wide range of classes that focus on conditioning, strength,  and signature workouts. Located on the east side of the Leslieville neighbourhood, this facility is one of them in the area.

F45

 

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Started in Australia,   combines three different styles synthesized into a 45-minute group workout. The facility mixes circuit and HIIT style exercises for a variety of workouts. The gym also provides different workouts depending on the day of operation however, there are also classes that you can book with over 2700 options available. There are multiple locations across the GTA along with upcoming facilities in Richmond Hill and Yorkdale Shopping Centre this 2020.

Equinox

 

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Equinox is a fitness brand that comes with a bit of luxury. Created and lead by elite instructors, Equinox provides classes in active regeneration, boxing, cycling, yoga,  and much more. The brand provides popular options like and Pure Yoga, which are great for jumpstarting your cardio in the new year.

Goodlife Fitness

 

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Goodlife Fitness is the ideal starting point for the average gym-goer. There’s over 255 clubs across Canada and finding one suitable for you is as easy as opening Google Maps. The gym offers you everything from yoga to weightlifting and, and has facilities that are open 24 hours a day.

LA Fitness

 

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LA Fitness is one of the few fitness clubs in Toronto with a big following. Their facilities are equipped with some of the best offerings in the industry which also includes fitness classes like Aquafit and Cycle Zone. The club also provides competitive sports leagues like basketball and racquetball where you can compete to win awards and prizes.

Fit Factory

 

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Fit Factory is one of Toronto’s most popular gyms in the downtown core that offers workshops and boot camps. Voted by BlogTO as one of the top ten new gyms in Toronto for 2014, the gym includes two training rooms equipped with over 300 classes a month, a full-service wellness clinic and much more.

Hone Fitness

Hone Fitness is one of the few boutique fitness venues in Toronto. Their memberships start at $20 per month which grants you access to a multitude of workout machines and discounted trainer services. Hone Fitness’s facilities have everything you’d need for your workout with a membership that can be cancelled at any time. 

 

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Discover some of the best places to work out and dive deep into your goals in 2020.

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The COVE™ Guide to The Best Spas in Toronto

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Toronto is Canada’s largest metropolitan city and the hustle and bustle is never-ending. The city is known for its energy and culture and is home to the most luxurious spas around. Today we’ve compiled a list of the best spas Toronto has to offer.


Spa My Blend by Clarins – Ritz-Carlton Toronto

Spa My Blend is in the Ritz-Carlton hotel situated on King Street near the TIFF lightbox. It offers an exclusive line of Clarins (the French-based skincare line) products that are used in the spa – and there is only one other Spa My Blend – which is in Paris. Offering luxurious treatments like a champagne nail bar, couples’ treatments in private suites, and packages fit for royalty. Spa My Blend is at the top of our list for a reason.

Four Seasons Spa Toronto – Four Seasons Hotel

Most agree that the best way to enjoy the spa at the Four Seasons is to go for the entire day. There are two great restaurants in the hotel which allows you to follow your treatments with a great lunch or dinner. Inside, the spa has a massive pool, hot tub, and a steam room. They offer relaxing massages and treatments galore, depending on how much time you have.
Looking for a stay-cation? Book a room to follow your treatments.

Elmwood Spa

Elmwood Spa is an urban retreat that is nestled in the downtown core. Despite its historic-looking exterior, the building is surprisingly modern in design. There are 34 treatment rooms, two restaurants, a juice bar, and even a space for functions. The treatments at Elmwood can fit into any hectic schedule – you could even pop in here on your lunch break!
There are culturally diverse treatments exclusive to Elmwood integrating indigenous Australian traditions to take you out of the city for a short period of time.

Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie – Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

Located in one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, it recently went under renovations to accommodate its high volume of guests. Each treatment is touched by ancient rituals and traditions that are inspired from the middle east. Together with Caudalie Paris (another luxurious beauty brand out of France) and Vinotherapie Spas, you can enjoy worldly treatments like the Crushed Cabernet Scrub or the Honey and Wine Body Wrap – some even include services with fresh grapes.
Enjoy your voyage to the Middle East while in the city and introduce yourself to old-world traditions.

Old Mill Inn and Spa – Old Mill Inn

Treat yourself like British royalty at this west-end spa located in a Tudor-style atmosphere. The historic-looking building was converted into a high-end hotel and spa complete with an eye-catching furnishing and amenities. They even boast British-inspired treatments like the Tudor Calming Facial. Brimming with history and British culture, the Old Mill will make you feel like you went across the pond.
Toronto’s credibility for swanky hotels and spas rings true. We hope your stay in Canada’s most bustling city was a great and relaxing one!

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COVE™ CITY GUIDE: TORONTO

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Canada’s most populous urban centre, Toronto is a unique, multicultural city of neighbourhoods. Thanks to Drake, the city is experiencing a renaissance of increased tourism. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Toronto.


Outdoors

High Park, Toronto

In the west end sits High Park, Toronto’s largest public park featuring many hiking trails, diverse vegetation, a beautiful lakefront, convenient parking, easy public transit access, a zoo, a couple of cafes, greenhouses, picnic areas, and events throughout the year. Come here during the short-lived cherry blossom season for the perfect Instagram.

Toronto Island, Toronto

The Toronto Islands – locals call it “the Island” – is located on Lake Ontario and is quick 13-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. The Island is actually 15 small islands inter-connected by pathways and bridges. Check out Hanlan’s Point and Centre Island in the summer, you’ll feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just make sure to catch the last ferry back to the mainland.

Crothers Woods Trail, Toronto

With around 10km of natural trails, Crothers Woods is home to a diverse bird population and viewpoints offering impressive views of the Toronto skyline. Its proximity to downtown  Crothers Woods is a popular weekend hike, offering an escape into nature within Toronto.

The Beaches Boardwalk

The east end of Toronto is home to a neighbourhood called The Beaches. A long boardwalk covers the sandy beach lining the stunning Lake Ontario waterfront, making it a destination for anyone visiting the city. The views and relaxed small-town vibe of The Beaches will make stresses of the city fade far away.

Fun

No trip to Toronto would be complete without a trek to Casa Loma. The Gothic Revival style mansion and garden, which is now a historic house museum and landmark, was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for Sir Henry Pellatt, a Canadian financier and soldier. What was once a tourist attraction has become a place locals hit up for nights out and an imaginative escape room.

AGO

Situated in Toronto’s Chinatown is the Art Gallery of Ontario. With a collection of more than 90,000 works, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Taking in a special exhibit or the gallery’s permanent collection is a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Toronto. Enjoy getting lost in the dynamic space and go for dim sum afterwards.

Food

Assembly Chef’s Hall

Assembly Chef’s Hall is a relatively new venture and concept for Toronto. The sprawling venue features a diverse range of food choices in a stall-come-market setup. Seventeen of Toronto’s premier chefs have booths, making it a perfect place to sample the variety of cuisine TO has to offer.

Sam James Coffee Bar

A hip Toronto staple, Sam James Coffee Bar has some of the best coffee in Toronto. With locations across the city, it’s hard to miss the coffee shops minimal black-and-white branding along with the incredible smell of baked goods and fresh espresso. The shop across from Trinity Bellwood’s Park is our favourite to check out and people watch.

Le Swan

This quaint restaurant is a French-style diner offering comfort food classics like roast chicken sandwiches and cakey onion rings along with an impressive wine and cocktail list. A chic and dimly lit bistro, Le Swan is the perfect place to start off an evening out in the Six.

Musts

  • If it’s cold or windy in Toronto, hop into the free botanical oasis that is Allan Garden. This humid and floral paradise will give you life.
  • Trinity Bellwood’s Park on a sunny day in Toronto is the place to lounge with friends. Enjoy snacks and discreet libations al fresco. Linger until the sun sets.
  • Wander in Kensington Market. This walkable bohemian neighbourhood with patios, shops, and vintage boutiques and is bliss on sunny weekends.

This list is just the start, we hope you explore all Toronto has to offer and discover more. At COVE™ our goal is to Make Each Experience a Discovery™.

For more information, check out covecannabis.ca or follow us on social @covecrafted.

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