In October, we hosted our first in-person event since the pandemic began. The team at F**kup Nights Kitchener-Waterloo brought in three speakers to share their stories of, well, messing up. One of those speakers was our co-founder, Kurtis McBride. Kurtis shared a story about his other company (and Catalyst 137 tenant) Miovision — but he also shared a quick story about our space here at Catalyst Commons.
“My advice — don’t open a coworking space in the middle of a pandemic.”
It’s good advice. It’s also a good reminder that we should take a minute and re-introduce ourselves.
Hi! We’re Catalyst Commons — 60,000 square feet of coworking and dedicated office space located just a short walk from Belmont Village, the Iron Horse Trail, and the ION Rapid Transit system. We’re inside Catalyst 137 — a 475,000 square foot office space home to Geotab, Stryve Marketing, Westmount Signs, Economic Development Canada, and more. It’s a great space — and more importantly, a fantastic community.
Yes, we’re open, and we’re ready to have you as part of our community. With 60,000 square feet of space, we have a workspace option that fits your needs.
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Our space includes an expansive year-round atrium with a glass ceiling that features a fire pit and waterfall. It’s the perfect space for impromptu meetings or just to feel like you’re outside — even in the middle of February.
No matter what workspace option you choose, everyone has access to:
- Reliable, high-speed WiFi
- All the coffee. Drip and espresso available 24-7 from Stockyards Coffee
- Cleaning services for common areas and washrooms
- Showers — great for post-workout or if you bike to the space
- Front desk service for receiving packages and welcoming guests
- An awesome community
Our coworking memberships are a low-cost option to make work fun and offer your access to our full, upscale amenities, including discounts on meeting rooms and access to all member perks. We offer single hot desks, dedicated desks (including secure access), and private offices for one to two people.
We offer small, medium, and large dedicated offices with secure access if you need more space.
We’re inclusive and collaborative
Catalyst Commons is open to everyone. We’re an inclusive space with a strict “no jerks” policy — we want everyone to be their authentic selves.
Being part of Catalyst Commons also means you’re part of our community in Catalyst 137. With everything from small startups to massive enterprises, you’ll find opportunities to learn and share your knowledge.
In October, we hosted a members and families pumpkin carving contest
We’re also a dog-friendly workspace. There are few things as motivating as a pup coming up to say hello when you’re stuck on a coding project or waiting for a deal to get signed. Don’t worry. We make sure that all our dog co-workers are well trained (and cleaned up after).
Safety is more important than ever. We’re talking about more than just physical safety too. We have 24/7 secure access to the space for members, along with security cameras. We also perform deep cleaning in the space, and masks are required when not sitting at your spot.
Being a Catalyst Commons member is frictionless, whether you’re using a hot desk or dedicated space. From signing up as a member to accessing the space, we’ve designed a coworking experience that lets you work the way you want to work. Access to Catalyst Commons is managed from your smartphone, freeing you from having to remember a door card. We also have ample parking and quick and easy access to trails and transit.
We want you to experience what being part of Catalyst Commons is like. Email us today to sign up for a trial day pass.