We work very hard trying to find the best work for you, and in our spare time I’ve been trying to find the best workplace too! After the success of our “14 Coolest Offices in Tech: London vs Silicon Valley” and “Coolest Offices: UK v the Rest of the World”, Adzuna Canada has looked for the best five offices in Canada’s largest and most vibrant cities to find the best places to work. So sit tight, scroll down and don’t be too jealous of these guys, maybe you can work for these companies one day!
Where: Corus Quay, Toronto
Who: Corus Entertainment
Why it’s cool: Massive slide right from the atrium to the foyer, big green biowall of plants in the lobby, perfect location with a view of Lake Ontario.
A massive building on the lakeshore housing 11 independent Toronto-based operations, including 24 television services, three Toronto radio stations and over 1,100 employees, all forming part of Corus Entertainment. With a big white slide by the entrance you can jump down from the atrium in no time, and go out and wet your feet on Lake Ontario!
Like this office? Search for your perfect job at Corus Entertainment here
Corus Quay HQ
Amazing three story slide and picnic tables
Check out one of the control rooms
Coloured chairs looking out over the lake
Where: Stone Distillery, Distillery District, Toronto
Who: Sid Lee
Why it’s cool: Built inside an old distillery, great design and a beautiful atmosphere.
This open plan office is located inside an amazing stone building, and was rebuilt using a lot of the original stone and wood, so it keeps its historic character while adding a modern edge to it. Here you’ll see smart people working on branding projects for Red Bull, Societé Radio-Canada and Adidas, among others.
Wanna work here? Find your perfect job at Sid Lee here.
The whole space is used, with desks immediately by the door
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It’s easier to discuss a new project if you play ping-pong.
Big shared spaces and nice shapes makes the office.
Where: Richmond Street, Toronto
Why it’s cool: Rooftop minigolf, three-screens google earth flight simulator, TV-fireplace, juicer bikes and a music room with DJ turntables and all sorts of instruments to jam to.
Of course, a cool office list can never be complete without Google. On the 12 floor of a building in Toronto, this houses the advertising sales support team for all of Canada. Some benefits to working here include free food at the cafeteria, mini golf and all the equipment you’d need to start a band with your co-workers.
Jealous? Search for jobs at Google here.
Want to go for a ride?
As always, a free high-class cafeteria.
Is there such a thing as too much minigolf?
The music set at Adzuna consist of a recorder, a panflute and small bluetooth speakers…
Why it’s cool: Candy, lots and lots of candy, a hanging dinosaur and a meeting room called “Poutine”. Plus a real-life “Facebook Wall”.
Find the right job at Facebook.
Wait… isn’t it called “Timeline” now?
Better go to the gym after having all those Mars bars.
Rawwwwr, Dino boss says work more.
Where: Thomson Building, Toronto
Who: Polar Securities
Why it’s cool: Entire office is based around the “Polar” concept and themed white. Striking design and amazing rooms.
Want to work somewhere like Polar Securities? Check out vacancies here
Is this the North or the South pole?
I wonder what those three identical rooms are for….
See more from this gallery at No Mean City.
If you want to say something, you’ll have to say it to their face!
Finally, one office you would NOT like to work in: the all-concrete Mayor’s Office built in the 1960s. All the furniture in this office is made of concrete! The desk weighed 800 pounds…
So guys and girls you have witnessed the crème de la crème of offices Toronto. Which is the best? These offices remind us more of playgrounds for coders rather than the intellectual HQ’s of the some of Canada’s coolest companies. What do you think? How do these compare to your offices? Join the chat & send us your pics on Twitter.