Located at 115 King Street East in the core of downtown Hamilton, CoMotion is 10,000 square feet of modern eclectic design, blending exposed brick, custom crafted furniture, modern office essentials, cozy sofas, reclaimed local antiques, and impressive technology, the atmosphere of CoMotion on King lends itself to the inventive, and creative, boundary breaking building of your business.
Grab a freshly brewed coffee in our stocked kitchen (members enjoy unlimited coffee) and then peruse your favourite morning blog in our south facing lounge, looking out grand, Victorian-style windows on to the bustling downtown core of Hamilton’s King East. When you’re done catching up on your daily news, fire off some emails in your beautiful private office with rustic, exposed brick walls. Hold productive client meetings and brainstorming sessions in our large, idea-inducing, naturally lit boardroom, or one of our unique meeting spaces with all the modern technology you’ll need to impress your guests.
At the end of the day, enhance your skills by enjoying the interactive workshop or engaging seminar being held by a local professional group in our spacious lounge and event space.
Of course, why end the day there? Why not have a drink with your fellow CoMotion on King colleagues, watching the sunset over Hamilton from our rooftop patio, before heading down to meet friends and perfect your table tennis spike at the new Ping Pong lounge Serve (one-floor directly below).
Yes, that’s what you could be experiencing as a member of CoMotion on King. With work days like this at CoMotion on King, you’ll wonder why weekends have to be so long.
During its service as the hub for journalism in Hamilton, the building at 115 King Street East also housed a Jewelry store, and the long-time, now gone, Hamilton landmark business, Rainbow Bridal.
Falling into disrepair in the 1990s, and throughout the first decade of the 2000s, 115 King Street East, much like the surrounding down town core, is at last being revitalized. From CoMotion on King and its rooftop patio, to Serve Ping Pong Bar and Lounge on the second floor, 1 UP Games on the ground floor retail space, and, coming soon, a historical installation detailing both the building’s and the Hamilton Spectator’s history in the CoMotion on King ground floor lobby (a partnership between CoMotion on King and the Hamilton Spectator) 115 King Street East is entering its second century with renewed purpose.
100% Natural Sunlight
Sitting in an office with artificial lighting all day while it’s bright and sunny outside can make for a miserable work environment. New research has shown that working without natural light can be detrimental to your productivity, health and overall well being, which is why we’re pleased to say that CoMotion has invested in installing sunlight tunnels in CoMotion on King that will achieve as high as 100% natural light in all of our common work areas.
A new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois reported that natural light in the office boosts health. Office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace. Compared to workers in offices without windows, those with windows receiving sunlight exposure during work hours slept an average of 46 minutes more per night.
“There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day –particularly in the morning — is beneficial to your health via its effects on mood, alertness and metabolism,” says senior study author Phyllis Zee, M.D., a Northwestern Medicine neurologist and sleep specialist. “Workers are a group at risk because they are typically indoors often without access to natural or even artificial bright light for the entire day. The study results confirm that light during the natural daylight hours has powerful effects on health.”
When people say something is located in the heart of somewhere, rarely are they being as honest as it is to say that CoMotion on King is truly located in the heart of Hamilton’s downtown core.
At 115 King St. East, CoMotion on King simply cannot get closer to the historic centre of Hamilton. Located on the east side of the core’s Gore Park, and directly across from the eagerly anticipated and prestigious Condos at the Royal Connaught, CoMotion on King is not simply be a key player in the vibrant King East business community (including a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, shops and cafés), but as the first coworking space located in Hamilton’s downtown core, and the largest south of Toronto, it is essential in the exciting revitalization of the downtown core community.
Based out of the historic former offices of the Hamilton Spectator, directly above the fun new Ping Pong lounge, Serve, and steps from the surrounding, and deeply cultural James North, Augusta, King William, and International Village business districts, the only thing better than working at CoMotion on King is leaving work to enjoy it’s thrilling locale.
Here are just some of the great places nearby:
- Serve Ping Pong Bar & Lounge
- Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery
- Burrito Boyz
- Pizza Pizza
- Sapporo Japanese Restaurant
- Hoya Korean & Japanese Cuisine
- Tea Shop 168 – Bubble Tea & Asian Cuisine
- Tatemono Sushi Bar
- Sushi Star / Kushi Yaki
- Greek Palace
- 8090 Teahouse
- Thai Memory
- Chester’s Beers Of The World
- Sagarmatha Curry Palace
- Jet Cafe
- Le Chinois
- August 8
- U SHAO BBQ
- The Baltimore House
- Homegrown Hamilton
- Culantro Peruvian Cookery
- Tim Hortons
- Gino’s Pizza
- National Pizza & Wings
- Ajio Sushi
- Sana Grill
- Sparkle Northern Chinese Cuisine
- Forbidden City
- Tailgate Charlie’s
- Slainte Irish Pub
- La Cantina Ristorante Italiano
- Black Forest Inn – German Cuisine
- Mezcal TNT
- The Ship
- Augusta House
- The Pheasant Plucker
- SoBi Hamilton Social Bicycles
- GO Transit & HSR
- Bike Hounds – Rentals & Repair
- UPS Store
- TPH The Printing House
- Copy Dog
- TD Canada Trust
- RBC Royal Bank
- FirstOntario Credit Union
- Crowne Plaza Hotel
- Sheraton Hotel
- Staybridge Suites
- Homewood Suites by Hilton
- Arrival Inn
- First Class Children’s Centre
- YMCA Downtown Childcare
- Central Day Care Centre
- YWCA Child Care Centre
- Hamilton Early Learning Centre
Hamilton, with a population of over 500,000 is one of Canada’s major cities and is one of Ontario’s most economically diverse. It is a city of innovators. From its historic steel and textile producers to its current prominence in the health, technology and engineering sectors, Hamilton has numerous organizations, services and facilities that help businesses develop and succeed.
Hamilton’s post-secondary institutions are leaders in the innovation field. Mohawk College, which provides education for more than 10,000 full-time students annually, features iDeaWORKS, which pairs talented students and faculty with local businesses to validate, develop and commercialize new technologies to help turn ideas into marketable products and services. McMaster University, one of Canada’s leading research institutions for health sciences and engineering, features Spectrum, an extracurricular program that aims to support and develop students interested in entrepreneurship as a life and career choice, where they can make an impact on society and the world. McMaster, in partnership with Innovation Factory and Mohawk College, also launched The Forge, a dual-location startup accelerator that supports young companies and puts them on the fast track to success. The Forge provides startups with training to enhance their skills while connecting them with mentors and successful business people who will coach them through the ups-and-downs of running a business.
Hamilton is a city of many communities, built on community spirit. Physically defined by unique geographical features like the Niagara Escarpment and Hamilton Harbour, the municipality has a broad mix of urban centres and sprawling farmland, offering beautiful sights at every turn. From Flamborough to Stoney Creek and all points in between, the municipality is industrious and culturally diverse. With a wide range of museums, libraries, entertainment venues, recreational facilities, parks and conservations areas, the City of Hamilton offers the perfect place to start a business, raise a family and grow with the community.
Hamilton’s location at the western end of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe provides businesses with easy access to a network of highways, international rail lines, and the Port of Hamilton. The Queen Elizabeth Way provides easy access to the Greater Toronto Area and local air connections to international destinations are close by with John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto and Buffalo Niagara International Airport just across the border in New York State.
In 2012 and 2013, Site Selection Magazine based in Atlanta, GA named Hamilton the ‘Top Investment City in Canada’, and the Calgary-based Real Estate Investment Network ranked Hamilton the ‘Top Location For Investment in Ontario’ in 2012 and 2013. Hamilton has also been ranked as a ‘Top North American City’ by FDI Magazine (a publication of the world-famous Financial Times) for its quality of life.
With an educated workforce, stunning natural amenities, and a diverse, resilient economy, Hamilton is a prime choice for future economic opportunity.
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