Bento Miso

What it’s all about.

Working for and/or by yourself now? Miso is something better.

We’re a membership-based collaborative workspace for independent designers and developers, food makers and beer brewers, writers, comic artists, game makers and social justice organizers—a community first, a shared space second.

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Miso is coworking

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.

Miso is a community

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 933 open-to-the-public events, from tech meetups to beer tastings, game nights to pop-up taco fiestas.

Get involved → Try us out for a day or pop by an upcoming event!

Here’s a sampling of what our members do:


  • Solo indie devs
  • Game audio engineers
  • Small studios
  • Graphic artists
  • Freelance programmers
  • Game journalists

Web & Software

  • Remote developers
  • Freelance designers
  • Content strategists
  • Small startup teams
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Illustrators & artists

Miso is welcoming and accessible

Bento Miso values and is actively building a space that is woman-/trans*/queer-positive, racially diverse, and physically accessible.

All event hosts have affirmed our Code of Conduct and policy on inclusion.

The building and space is generally accessible to people who use assistive devices. Read more details about that here.

Terms of ServiceCode of ConductDiversity and Inclusiveness StatementAccessibility

We are a registered Canadian NFP: #839164-5.

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