Working for and/or by yourself now? Miso is something better.
We’re a membership-based collaborative workspace for laptop-based independent designers and developers—a community first, a shared space second.
We have everything you need and not a lot you don't: Workstations, power, wi-fi and Herman Miller SAYL chairs. A kitchenette on each floor with fridge space for your lunch and all the coffee and tea you can drink. A library featuring Toronto authors and artists, books on game design and Web development. Five arcade machines, lunch tables, and cozy couches in the corner. There's no assigned seating or storage, so just come in and get to work.
Our space is more than the tables and chairs and walls. Every day, Miso is filled with people focusing on interesting projects, sharing their challenges and triumphs. You might just find your next business partner, project collaborator, and friend here. And you don't have to be a coworking member to be a part of it all: Since January 2012, we have held 492 open-to-the-public events, from tech meetups to beer tastings, game nights to pop-up taco fiestas.
Here’s a sampling of what our members do:
We value and are actively building a racially diverse and woman-friendly space. We offer low- or no-cost memberships to anyone who asks; strive to make the space as easy-to-use as possible for those who rely on assistive devices; and have made our inclusiveness policy part of our terms of service.
Henry extends design principles into business strategy, problem-solving and relationship-building techniques that turn great ideas into successful products. He excels at making the complex understandable and executable. A graduate of Emily Carr’s New Media program, he has worked as a designer, consultant and mentor for clients and organizations throughout North America for more than 20 years. He founded Bento Box Projects, Inc. in Vancouver in 1999.
Born and raised in Alaska, Jennie grew up writing, gaming, and coding in the ‘90s. Now she’s an avid scooterist, a recovering prescriptivist editor, and front-end developer/partner at Bento Box Projects, Inc.
Spent his youth hacking on an Apple ][+; wrote visualization and analysis software for NASA and developed applications for Fortune 500 companies before joining Bento Box as partner and technical director in 2004.
A musician and audio engineer passionate about arts community building and increasing the number of women in creative technologies. She has worked with MapleMusic, the Ontario NDP, the National Campus and Community Radio Association and others, and is currently communications manager for Interactive Ontario.
Robby is a composer, sound designer and audio/visual tech expert. He's recorded bands, TV shows, theatre, and has travelled across Canada to run events for clients like Bayer, Allergan, CBC, KPMG, Warner Brothers, and Kinross. He enjoys anime and JRPGs, and he loves Christmas more than anyone you've ever met.
Samantha was the Festival Producer of Digifest 2011 and 2012. Her career has included stops at the School of Design's Digital Media Incubator, Interactive Ontario, and Pseudo Interactive. She founded Playground Sexuality Conference and authored the open relationship guide, Not Your Mother's Playground. Samantha's an expat Brit who loves variety, hates coffee, adores Star Trek TNG, and has an irrational fear of dinosaurs.
We strive to create a space that is accommodating and easy-to-use for people who use assistive devices.
The main entrance to the building features an automated door that opens by pushing a button. However, the button only operates the door during business hours (8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.). If you arrive after 6 p.m., and do not need assistance with the door, dial 800 on the keypad and someone will buzz you in.
If you need assistance opening the door, or cannot reach the directory/buzz-in system, please call Henry Faber at (416) 879-8942 and someone will be happy to meet you.
Access to the ground floor space is through a door just inside the entrance. It is generally propped open. The washroom is fully wheelchair accessible.
There is direct elevator access to suite 300. Proceed down the hall to your right and push the 3R (rear) button.
We welcome and invite your feedback about how to make the space easier for you to use. Contact us in person, via phone or email with your suggestions.