The top 10 virtual office locations in Toronto
Virtual office locations allow us to slum in our pajamas while working from home, but still maintain professional appearances. A virtual office location generally provides a business district address (think Yonge or Bay St. instead of Sorauren or Woodycrest), a secure mail box, reception services and, for out of town folk, a 416 phone number. Some even provide discounted or limited access to meeting space, should the need arise.
Here are some of the top virtual office locations in Toronto.
iQ Office Suites
iQ Office Suites, in the historic Dineen building at Yonge and Temperance, offers a list of virtual services, including a discount on meeting space. To have your mail sent to iQ, it'll cost $59 per month; $99 for phone answering with auto attendant, and $149 for the full package, which includes voicemail, discounts on meeting space, mail, phone with auto attendant, and access to professional admin support.
Regus has a couple of locations in the city. There are 16 total, but the most convenient one is in the TD Tower (or Brookfield Place) at 161 Bay St., at the mouth of Union Station. Packages start at $139 for your own personal mailbox, and mail services can be combined with a personalized answering service for $349. They do call transferring, too, and five days of physical office access per month.
This one is a good choice for fashion and creative types. At 51 Wolseley, it's near the intersection of Queen and Bathurst. It offers virtual office services for $99 per month, which includes a place to have your mail sent and reception services.
Intelligent Office is right at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor, at 2 Bloor St. E. The office is in the middle of many of the city's communications and ad agencies, and it offers everything from virtual assistants to telephone answering and virtual offices services. Packages include the taking of reservations, appointment scheduling, social media management, and a list of other helpful items, but cost depends on an individual's needs, so check in with them to get a quote.
OfficeExec offers mail service, 416 phone numbers, and three locations: two are downtown on Bay St., and the other is in the northern part of the city at 25 Sheppard Ave. W. Packages start at about $50 per month for mail service. They'll forward your mail for you, too, in case you don't want to have to venture too far away from your
couch home office. Phone service is included with mail for $99 per month.
The Professional Centre
The Professional Centre, at 120 Adelaide St. W., offers basic options for mail delivery, all the way to personalized telephone services and packages including transfers to personal lines and cell phones. They provide free tea and coffee, 416 numbers, and transfer of calls for an added fee. They also provide access to a full range of office services, but on a pay-per-use basis. To get a quote, though, you've got to give them a call.
The Beach Business Hub
The Beach Business Hub, at 2181 Queen St. E. near Queen and Lee, can be had as a virtual address for $35 per month, plus a $50 setup fee. The service includes acceptance of mail and small parcels, a personalized mail slot, and pickup opportunities during business hours.
Rostie Group is located down at the foot of Bay St., at Queen's Quay, at 20 Bay St. Their virtual services include a "live receptionist," mail handling, and meeting room and office space. Plans range from $69 per month, which includes use of the address for mail purposes, fax and courier services, all the way to a more comprehensive package at $199 per month, which includes phone answering, access to the lounge area and meeting rooms, and presentation and office supplies.
401 Bay Centre
Virtual office services at 401 Bay Centre range from basic mail service, at $69 per month, to mail, phone and office space packages for $229 per month. Like many of the others on this list, 401 Bay is in the financial core, at Queen and Bay, and they offer meeting space as well as dedicated 416 phone numbers.
Telsec is located in the Toronto Star building at 1 Yonge St. on the Harbourfront. For $75 per month, they provide personalized reception and telephone answering services from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., as well as mail service. Or, you can get just mail service for $30 per month.
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