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This meeting room comes with everything you need for a successful and fun collaboration session!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does catering work at StartWell?

When you book meeting or event space at StartWell in downtown Toronto, you can choose the catering company you prefer.

You are welcome to use any caterer you prefer to work with when you book meeting or event space at StartWell – from UberEats for small gatherings to organising for served meals or buffets for full team offsites etc…

We’ve had great experience in the past with these companies and do recommend reaching out to them:

Ascari (https://www.ascarihg.com) – reliable service for individual meals or shared Italian and French menus. Great for complete catering solutions.

The Food Dudes (https://thefooddudes.com) – reliable service for individual meals or shared or served menus - of all types of cuisines. Great for complete catering solutions.

InWit (https://inwit.ca/) - honest food and pricing, with all types of cuisines arriving hot and fresh from local restaurant partners, in sustainable packaging. Best for per-person lunch solutions.

Campus location and car parking

Our campus on King Street does not have a parking lot, but there is plenty of street parking in our neighbourhood.

Free 1hr street parking and paid parking lots are available. Note - King St typically does not allow parking past 3pm (during rush hour.)

We are minutes away from the financial core and Union Station, close to the Exhibition GO station and just off Lakeshore Boulevard + the Gardiner Expressway.

Directly across the street from our King St buildings (entrance from Tecumseth, south of King Street) is a paid underground parking lot operated by Upark. You can drive into the lot and pay hourly, daily or monthly from meters near the elevator entrances in the lot itself. When you walk up to the exit at street level you’ll be directly across the road from our King Street buildings.

If you've booked our Event Studio you will however have 4 parking spaces on the lot included with rental - just in front of the building. Please note: unless you've booked this building you *cannot* park at this location.

How does videoconferencing work when I book meeting space?

StartWell board rooms and work spaces come equipped with all the tools you need to set up video conference calls with people outside the room. Book one today!

All of our bookable meeting spaces for rent at StartWell offer turn-key AV for video conferences and in-room presentation on screens. Depending on the size of suite you book, the size and number of screens available may be different but we always ensure that you can arrive, plug in your laptop or connect wirelessly via Airplay to our available screens and that USB powered conference cameras are available to easily connect to video conferencing sessions and show everyone in the room on camera.

You’ll never need to worry about bringing remote guests into your meeting when you book at StartWell and for our larger suites, like the Offsite Venue and Event Studio, we even offer optional upgrades on AV – with in-house media production that can setup multi-camera live-streaming and recording for your session, raising the bar to turn a meeting into a conference whilst respecting your budget.

Are coffee, tea and filtered water included in venue rental?

All hosts and guests at StartWell enjoy complimentary espresso bar service at our main building's reception (786 King ST W.) From Monday - Friday (9AM - 4PM) our staff baristas prepare espresso beverages and provide self-service pour-over coffee; all using micro-roaster ethically sourced beans. We also have a special robot that brews loose-leaf teas on demand and taps for reverse-osmosis filtered still and sparkling water at our reception cafe, available for 24hr self-service with bottles, cups and lids.

What hotels are nearby StartWell?

Here are some Toronto hotels close to StartWell which we recommend considering for out-of-towners meeting at our campus.Toronto’s Drake Hotel – a short walk from StartWell along Queen Street West, steps from the Ossington strip where some of the city’s best new bars and restaurants draw evening crowds.

There are great hotel options very close to our campus on King Street West in downtown Toronto.  You can choose conventional options in the financial core, practical rooms across from the island airport, luxury boutique high-rises near theatres along King Street or something a little more artsy and funky a short walk from us.

Here are some Toronto hotels near StartWell which we recommend considering for out-of-towners meeting at our campus.

Artsy/Funky Hotels

The Drake Hotel – Toronto’s first true boutique hotel – located close to us on Queen Street West, was one of the first art-scene focused establishments in the neighbourhood to bring change without trying to be at odds with history. We love this hotel and recommend it for food, drinks and entertainment (their basement is home to a lovely venue that has music shows, comedy and all sorts of things happening through the year and they have a lovely rooftop bar for summer months.)

Ace Hotel Toronto – The Ace Hotel is a brand new (in 2022) build located a short walk from our campus in a bustling neighbourhood featuring some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants and cultural highlights. The hotel features great dining in options plus event programming.

Gladstone House – This historic property used to be ‘the other boutique hotel’ on Queen street – a stone’s throw from the Drake, with honest and simple offerings which honoured the city ‘s artistic community and neighbourhoods edgy vibe. Recently revamped, its great location makes it a consideration if you want to explore some of the city’s best dining and entertainment on Queen Street or Ossington Street around the corner.

Bisha – This ‘luxury boutique’ hotel is a short walk from StartWell towards the city’s financial core and its wealth of conventional hotels. The Bisha has great dining options and a fun nightlife atmosphere.

Luxury

Shangri-La Toronto – With an excellent spa and great restaurants (including Momofuku Noodle Bar) plus Toronto’s SOHO House Club, musicians in the lobby bar and a great location – across the road from Toronto’s Opera House (the Four Seasons Centre), there is a lot to offer here.

Ritz-Carlton Toronto – This recently built hotel is close by – walking distance from our campus and surrounded by the city’s classic theatre row on King Street. It features lake views from upper rooms and an excellent steak house.

Others

1 Hotel Toronto – Previously incarnated as the Thompson Hotel, the 1 Hotel Toronto has been completely renovated and now features lush plants and a tropical vibe.

Hotel X – A great option if you are flying in and out of the Toronto Island Airport, this large hotel faces the lake and is right next to the highway.

Access to our groundfloor common space & espresso bar is included

Your team will always enjoy complimentary beverages from our on-site cafe at reception, as well as a wealth of spaces to take personal calls or focus on an email if they need to break away from the group session for a few minutes.

  • Library lounge access

    In addition to hot desks, we have a library lounge at our ground level (turn right just past our reception cafe.) This calm space offers comfortable seating with a selection of books and magazines to read during breaks from your sessions on campus.

  • Enterprise-grade wireless Internet (WiFi)

    Enjoy fast and secure wireless Internet access anywhere on campus - our wireless mesh let's you jump on a video call and carry your call from room to room, without dropping your connection.

  • Complimentary espresso bar with barista service

    All hosts and guests at StartWell enjoy complimentary espresso bar service at our main building's reception.

    From Monday - Friday (9AM - 4PM) our staff baristas prepare espresso beverages and provide self-service pour-over coffee; all using micro-roaster ethically sourced beans. We also have a special robot that brews loose-leaf teas on demand and taps for reverse-osmosis filtered still and sparkling water at our reception cafe, available for 24hr self-service with bottles, cups and lids.

  • Temporary lockers

    If your team is at StartWell for multiple days, it might be convenient to leave belongings behind. We have a bank of lockers which can be assigned to you, complete with combination locks. Simply inquire at front desk when you're on campus to request a locker.

  • Open workspace

    We have 12 common desks available to use for quick focused work sessions - they are first come first served and located right next to our call booths for convenience.

  • Printing, Scanning, Copying

    If you need to print handouts or other reference materials for your meeting - we have a common printer on our ground floor past reception - you'll find additional stationary in the drawers underneath and can connect to print via USB cable or over our WiFi (look for the EPSON 4640 via Airprint or your device's system settings.)

  • Call Booths

    Need a place to take a private call whilst at StartWell for a meeting? No problem, we have call booths just past our reception cafe! They're first come first serve.

  • Whiteboards, Flip charts & Stickies!

    We make it easy to collaborate at StartWell - all of our suites offer whiteboards with erasers and markers, and we also provide flip charts with large and small sticky note paper. You can always get more supplies from our stationary drawers under the common printer on our ground floor or ask at reception.

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The perfect location in downtown Toronto

786 King Street West - Toronto Ontario, Canada, M5V1N6

You don't need to travel far to create compelling audience experiences and content - the StartWell Event Studio is in between King and Queen Street West.

Streetcars run on both and can take you to the subway in 10 minutes.

Our neighborhood is commercial/residential - we're walking distance to great restaurants, bars and team building activities.We have parking on lot plus there are paid lots nearby and its easy to jump off Lakeshore Boulevard or the highway onto Strachan if you're driving to the venue. The Exhibition Place GO station is a short walk away.