Ottawa-based co-working company moves into Shopify's former headquarters on Elgin Street
Shopify Headquarters at 150 Elgin St. The company is planning to move out of its large office space into a smaller one nearby, as its workers go remote. (Tyler Fleming / CTV News Ottawa)
OTTAWA -- An Ottawa-based co-working company is moving into the former Elgin Street headquarters of Shopify in downtown Ottawa.
TCC Canada announced Thursday it's turning over 100,000 sq. ft. of office space at 150 Elgin Street into "Ottawa's largest and most masterfully designed co-working space for businesses."
TCC Canada was founded in Ottawa in 1991 to help businesses with fully managed, serviced office space.
"With the mental health toll climbing as the pandemic drags on, employees are increasingly looking for an escape from the confines of their home," said Sean Cochrane, President of TCC Canada.
"Creating an inclusive, collaborative space that employees want to be at rather than have to be at is going to be paramount for employers looking to reengage their employees."
The TCC Canada office space at the Shopify Centre includes executive boardrooms, team rooms and single offices, along with a seventh floor common outdoor terrace and a café area.
TCC Canada operates six locations in Ottawa, including 100 Metcalfe Centre, the Downtown Centre on Laurier Avenue West and the Blackwood Centre on Legget Drive in Kanata.
Last September, Shopify announced it was vacating its headquarters on Elgin Street in favour of a smaller space as it transitioned into "digital by default" role for the company.
Shopify has offices at 234 Laurier Avenue,.