work meet play
work meet play
The Commons is Calgary's private lifestyle work collective. It is a carefully designed work environment tailored to the requisites of local innovators, small businesses and inspired individuals.
Dedicated to the yearnings of contemporary professionals, our focus remains steady on providing a vibrant work and social environment, networking opportunities, and both quiet and collaborative spaces for like-minded coworkers to strive within their craft.
Scroll down to discover the nuts and bolts of what we do and the concept behind it all
The nuts and bolts of who we are and what we do.
A perfectly equipped environment tailored to the needs of the modern-day entrepreneur. Desk space, private offices, private and semi-private meeting rooms, event venues, and a community of phenomenal entrepreneurs - all in one stylish space.
We have a wide variety of members we affectionally call ‘The Commoners’ who are, ironically, quite uncommon. They are members of our community who share a drive to establish their businesses, a need to re-define work to reflect their identity, a collective playful sense of the unconventional, and a longing to create a sense of community at work.
To discover new ideas and grow their professional network. Working from home or the local coffee shoppe isn't cutting it for them anymore, and they yearn for a space where they can work for themselves, not by themselves. Work/life balance has become work/life integration - and The Commons provides an environment for local innovators to work, meet, play and mingle.
A stone's throw away from Calgary's iconic Inglewood, The Commons is nestled along the historic Alyth locomotive crossing as part of The Ramsay Design Centre. A five-minute commute to The Core and central to many of our city's major arteries, we are proud to call this neck of the woods our home.
The Commons' regular office hours are M-F, 8am-5pm where we are fully staffed with the brains and the brawn to ensure your experience is nothing short of exceptional. We are also open by request to host events on evenings & weekends - please contact us for more details!
Imagine a space where work and play can collide, and that wellness and community can thrive within a culture that caters to all the cornerstones of the modern entrepreneur’s daily life: to share a productive workspace, cultivate new skills, succeed professionally and to celebrate with friends.
This is The Commons Lifestyle Collective.
Somewhere in-between business and pleasure, a lifestyle collective is a culture centred on connecting, collaborating and entertaining. It's about uniting work-life balance with a space that can cater to our members' personal and professional ambitions, and a thriving community of like-minded people passionate about bringing extraordinary ideas to life.
Concerted in their appreciation for an inspiring space, makers and creators can share a pot of (really good) coffee alongside exceptional insight into a new field, background or simply a refreshing idea. Far beyond a brick and mortar space, The Commons anchors itself in an adaptable atmosphere where work and meeting space can parallel an enlivening social dynamic.
Both a vibrant and stylish environment to work & meet during the day, and connect & revel in the evening, The Commons is a unique model that embodies both the professional and personal ambitions of the contemporary entrepreneur. We understand there are other office, meeting and event spaces in town that offers the opportunity for local creators and innovators to find the right space that aligns with their specific needs and personality- so why choose us?
Share a space with exceptional people doing extraordinary things. The Commons houses a repertoire of remarkably talented businesses and freelancers who share the space to engage in a productive workspace, to host and entertain their clients, and to throw phenomenal social and professional events within our borders. All whilst stopping to connect and indulge in a pastry or two from the coffee bar, of course.
As a community of local professionals, we want to support other local Calgary businesses. Therefore, we partner with interesting and innovative local companies to bring great services to our members, to enhance events, and to provide expertise and insight to empower businesses who work, meet and play within our space.
Our proprietors are as invested as any other member in making The Commons the best environment for the contemporary professional, because they work, meet, and enjoy the occasional cocktail in the Parlour Room on Friday afternoons, too.
Located in the community of Ramsay (which adjoins Inglewood and is a stone’s throw from downtown), our space is located in the heart of a rare vintage building – rich with character and neighbouring several avant-garde enterprises. Being boutique also means The Commons is small – and we like it that way. The atmosphere offers the ability to get to know other community members better, and through our collective model, you have a voice in the operations of our meeting, event and workspace (if you choose).
The Commons endeavours to be a socially conscious business that recognizes that individuals and businesses have the responsibility to champion sustainability as a way of life. We recycle, promote paper-free communication and alternative transportation (we're big fans of bike-to-work days).
In addition, a portion of profits from The Commons is used to support four local charities a year, hand-picked by our staff and owners.
We are continuously refining and changing our practices to reflect new knowledge. As a member of The Commons we encourage you to help us learn and refine our environmentally and socially responsible practices.
As with any great cocktail party, we want to ensure the mix of people at The Commons is just right. We desire a diverse mix of professions, backgrounds and interests in order to encourage networking and learning.
If you are a serious professional, want to host and entertain your clients in an eclectic but sophisticated environment, and you are interested in building community through events and networking - you are encouraged to book a tour and apply for membership to our community of the curious.