By Blair Kilrea Nov 16, 2019


Even the most ambitious face challenges sometimes. But here at Collab Space, we never deliver bad news without a solution and great news.

Bad News

You’ve met the reality that we don’t all get to start in our dream office with floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the ocean. Work and life are getting a little too close for comfort. Sometimes, you just wish you could talk to someone who was working on a business too, someone who understands what you’re going through.

Collab Space office space

Good News

Collab Space is the solution. While you focus your energy on your work and your clients, we’ll take care of home base. Besides, when you’re still figuring out the ins and outs of your business, you might not even be sure what kinds of offices you’ll need. So, why not give them all a spin with your access to both collaborative and independent workspaces.

What You Get

  • Flexibility, with Control

    With 24/7 access to your office, you choose when you grind. Work doesn’t mingle with life, unless you give it permission to. You control your business, and your work hours.

  • A home for productivity

    Maintaining a structured work day with a positive working atmosphere is guaranteed to improve productivity. This coworking space is designed to help you focus, even when distractions are whispering your name.

  • Save time and money

    Who doesn’t love saving those two things? With flexible membership terms, you will. And while it may cost more than working at home, the temptations of the couch have no power over you here. And let’s be honest, the price for valuable opportunities is immeasurable. Collab Space often hosts talks and events led by experts with wisdom to share; you just can’t put a price tag on that.

  • Networking and collaboration

    Working in the same space as like-minded, motivated people like yourself opens the door to supportive business relationships. Networking opportunities can help you grow. And if your primary focus of the day is to grind independently, there’s an office space for that too.

  • A strong work culture

    An environment fostering legitimacy, professionalism, and credibility: the key ingredients of a solid foundation for your business. Not to mention, the sense of entrepreneurial, go-getter spirit is infectious. You’ll surely feed off the positive energy going around in a place where coworkers choose to be together.

  • Look good, feel good

    Experience access to all the amenities of an office: wireless networking, office equipment, conference space, and more. Having a homebase for your business changes the game.

Relevant Benefits

Free High-speed Wifi & Internet

Free parking

24/7 access, 2 locations

Business mailing address

Coworking cafe & bar

Office space

Conference rooms, meeting rooms

Printer, scanner, copier

Administrative services, receptionist



Entrepreneur Events

Club Meet-ups

Business Talks


Please don’t forget us when you’re a famous CEO!

Your new office space awaits you for just $399/month, no strings attached. Join the community now! 

If you change your mind, our pay-as-you-go model means you’re not tied to us for any amount of time, but we think you might find that you’ll want to be.

Partners / Clients

Major clients and partners


“Collab Space has been a fantastic base of operations for the Lyft Ottawa team. Emile and his team have been nothing but helpful, the building’s amenities are top-notch, and the community is made up of awesome members. Collab Space is a great home for any kind of company, large or small!”

Alex Mahon


Your new office space awaits you for just $399/month, no strings attached.

About Us

Collab Space

It takes a community to raise a successful business. That’s what Emile Salem and Blair Kilrea, the founders of Collab Space believe, and that’s exactly what they set out to be: the backbone to the small business community in Ottawa. For that reason, Collab Space is more than a physical place to work, it has the heart and soul of a community, supporting each other to overcome business challenges faced on the road to success.

Learn more about the team behind many other Ottawa tech startups!