It would be hard to believe even 5 years ago, let alone 10-15 years ago, but this week saw the launch of two new downtown spaces aimed at catalyzing and fostering entrepreneurship. Both spaces notably have heavy representation from the local tech sector.
CoMotion on King (@comotiononking), the newest and largest co-working space in Hamilton formally opened its doors at 115 King Street East in the old Hamilton Spectator building. It’s a really cool space offering a myriad of options (shared desk, dedicated desk, private office), great amenities (e.g. 24/7 free coffee and “beer Fridays”) and atmosphere (exposed brick walls, natural lighting, beautiful downtown views). Check out this interview article from earlier this year for all the details.
The Forge Downtown opened on James North, a campus-led accelerator that partners McMaster University, Mohawk College and Innovation Factory have created to foster startup company growth. James North is a nexus of Hamilton revitalization, and placing the accelerator at the heart of that revitalization is a great opportunity.
I know this is kinda boosterism, but you know what? This is just plain awesome to see. I would reiterate that the idea of multiple cool entrepreneurial spaces opening up in the core would’ve been unthinkable not long ago. If you get a chance, check out the spaces!
CoMotion on King
The Forge Downtown