The Climate Ventures space in Toronto was a dedicated space for climate innovators and their teams at the Centre for Social Innovation. Pre pandemic, a total of 159 ventures made the space their home.
Located in downtown Toronto, CSI Spadina boasts 64,000 sq.-ft. of hardwood floors, exposed brick and loads of natural light. You’ll find meeting and events spaces, communal kitchens, private offices, coworking spaces and a makerspace. Most importantly, it’s home to hundreds of impact-driven ventures and organizations.
Located on the second floor, Climate Ventures was designed by Peggy Sue Deaven – founder of an award-winning, CSI-accelerated sustainable fashion enterprise – for functionality, connection and inspiration.
Almost everything in the space has a sustainability story, such as being made locally by one of our ventures or out of low-carbon materials. We even have a light fixture in the shape of an HFC molecule made in Cabbagetown (because we can get nerdy like that).
Managed by the Centre for Social Innovation, the Climate Ventures space included Hot Desks and desk clusters, a lounge and meeting area, screens and a projector, a kitchenette, private washrooms, and a meditation/power-nap nook.
Climate Ventures can still be booked as an event space!
Coworking packages provided:
- 24/7 access to office space
- networking + advisory services
- exclusive events and programs
- member rates on meeting rooms and event spaces
- unlimited coffee and tea
- high-speed internet
- photocopiers and printers
- option to join shared health and dental plan
Of course, working out of Climate Ventures was about a lot more than workspace. Members gained immediate access to CSI’s community of 2,500 impact entrepreneurs and innovators, exclusive programming, and networking and training opportunities.
Land & Indigenous Knowledge Acknowledgment
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we operate is located on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Across the world many Indigenous communities are currently, and have been historically, at the forefront of struggles against environmental destruction.
Indigenous wisdom teaches us the importance of living in balance with the environment. Western science is beginning to understand what Indigenous knowledge keepers have theorized about for generations: for example, the ways in which trees communicate and live in symbiosis within forests. As we work on climate solutions we are also holding space to learn from and listen to the Indigenous communities who have been doing this work since long before us.