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AOL Canada Headquarters
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The challenge was to design an inviting but “edgy” workplace that would support AOL Canada’s open, collaborative nature and be flexible to accommodate its changing needs.

Located in a rustic, brick-and-beam building, the new workplace supports the company’s socially savvy, innovative culture.

The two floors are organized around a central bay and connected by an open stair flanked by a café and lounge space. Workstations line the perimeter, with business groups located in casual, interactive spaces. Low-height work stations offer views to Toronto’s eclectic urban environment through large, arched windows. The neutral color and materials provide a backdrop for displaying AOL’s branding and position as a technology leader.

The structure complements the mid-century modern classic pieces, giving the workplace the feeling of an oversized living room. Daylight is accessible to all. In the transparent central bay, enclosed spaces wrap around wooden columns and provide views to the interior brick facade and adjacent work neighborhoods.

A variety of open and closed meeting environments provide new options for cooperation. Special events hosted in the flexible office space have enabled AOL Canada to build stronger bonds with clients.


LEED-CI Gold anticipated


15,000 sq. ft. / 1,400 sq. m.


Facility Programming
Graphic Design
Interior Design


31 January 2012
“Today’s Workspace - More ‘We’ than ‘Me’”
Toronto Star