Dedicated Desk - Full Time
The benefits of membership and having a dedicated desk in a shared office
6 week notice
Your desk is reserved for you and guaranteed every day. You can set up your workspace the way that you like and leave items behind such as working documents keyboards and monitors. This is ideal for the remote employee, consultants and solo entrepreneurs that need an all-inclusive shared workspace outside of the home. It is the most cost-effective and social way to work when you are a team of one.
Unlimited access is part of this membership, and you are provided with a code that gives you access to the office and building 24/7. We provide all the amenities; coffee, tea, kitchenette with dishes, microwave. You won’t have to worry about repairing things in the office, cleaning or doing dishes.
All amenities are taken care of such as highspeed WiFi, with options for LAN connections, printer/scanner and, basic office supplies. You can also receive packages at the office address and meet with clients.
Yes, of course, you can take calls in the office, but if you are on a long call we have a phone booth or you can reserve the meeting room. But it is a normal part of any office to take short calls and speak with colleagues and a shared office is no different. We don’t want our members to feel awkward, we are not a library.
A big part of working in a shared office space is the office etiquette. We all try to be respectful of others and maintain a tidy uncluttered workspace, this does not mean sparse. If you are easily distracted by background work chatter we recommend bringing headphones. Most importantly let’s be considerate of others and speak to and treat everyone with respect.
The office has been built in such a way that it fosters community, and as a result, we all look out for each other. The most important rule of the office is simple. “If you are the last one in a meeting room or the co-working office, please close the doors behind you.” Everyone that is entitled to access the space has their own code, no one gets locked out. This way we keep the offices and our personal items secure.
If you need to secure something let us know so we can help in a pinch. Or rent a locker if you have valuables you don’t want to move back and forth. Important: we do not recommend leaving valuable items out in the office as we do not accept responsibility for lost items.
They are just two methods of paying for your membership. Casual monthly if straight forward where you purchase a month at a time from date of purchase as needed. There is no commitment and is ideal if you are working in the city for a month or so. Down sides are there is no guarantee each month of having a desk and you do not get the discounted rate as you do with subscriptions.
Subscriptions is billed to your credit card automatically each month on your billing date. Your commitment is to provide notice six weeks or (45 days) in advance. This just gives us time to find someone that will be taking your spot.
There are some additional services that are available to the Dedicated Desk membership.
* Mailbox service can be added separately to a casual membership standard terms apply. (* Note: already included with subscription)
* Locker rental including locks are available and are assigned based on availability.
* Members receive a 20% discounts on other rental services such as boardrooms, space rental, projectors and screens, furniture rental etc.
Month to Month
- 8am – 10pm
9am – 5pm
- 78 George St, Ottawa
If you're working at My ByWard Office, you'll be joining one of the smartest people in Ottawa. The founder (Eric) is genuinely interested in your success as a person and you'd be receiving so much more than just space. You'll have access to really valuable mentorship. He's helped me in more ways than I can count, 100% recommend.
When I need to get work done, I come here. I have access to everything I need in a location that's close my clients, coffee shops, and nice places to eat. The staff are very helpful and I have never been uncomfortable, regardless of what I am doing.
Great location, great atmosphere and great service, what else do you need? Complimentary coffee and fruits, they've got it! Eric will make you feel welcomed and he might even have some great business insight if you ask him.
Super productive and creative space! Also appreciated Eric's coaching for entrepreneurs - very useful. Thanks!
As a small business owner My ByWard Office has been heaven on earth. It has everything I need and more. The space is nicely decorated with plenty of light, quiet and conveniently located in the ByWard market.
I have worked out of My Byward Office since they opened, and I absolutely love it. MBO is a spot you can feel good about taking clients, and its location (in the centre of the Market) is unbeatable.