Make Lemonade, Toronto
“I created Make Lemonade because as a freelancer, the struggle of not having a homebase was real,” said founder Rachel Kelly. “I was tired of hopping from coffee shop to coffee shop with dodgy wifi and limited seating. My mission was to create an office space that lived inside my imagination.”
Mission accomplished: Launched in September 2017, this brand new space is already a hub for female entrepreneurs. Created to cater to Toronto's growing gig economy work environment—according to the Annual Labour Force Survey
, 16.6 percent of the city's working population is self-employed—, the 3,000-square-foot space is colorful, sunny, and functional. An on-trend kitchen features subway tiles and ample meal prep space; elsewhere, phone rooms offer privacy.