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Great Offices: Google’s envy-inducing home base at Bay and Richmond

Great Office Spaces: Google

What: Google’s Canadian sales and marketing headquarters
Where: A 1955 modernist building at Bay and Richmond
How Big: 58,000 square feet over five floors for a staff of 150

When Google began planning its Toronto office, management asked their staff what their dream work space would look like. Which explains the mini-golf course on the 15th-floor terrace, the soundproofed room full of musical instruments and the retro arcade games scattered around the office (Pac-Man, Duck Hunt and others). Anyone who needs a quiet place to write or think can retire to the hidden lounge behind the library—pull the right leather-bound volume and the bookcase magically pivots open, Scooby-Doo style. But the staff favourites are the on-site gym with free towel service and regular visits from a massage therapist.

  • John Ochwat

    If I visited their super-cool office, I’d write “Kill Plus, save Reader” in graffitti on one of their super-cool walls.

  • Dana Dallal

    I really really want to work for google!

  • Guest

    All this and (soon to be) LEED Certified as well…enny inducing indeed!

  • Vince Briones

    All this and (soon to be) LEED Certified as well…envy-inducing indeed! What a fantastic project.

  • Mike Michaels

    Wow these guys are always rocking the best of the best! How cool is that a play fort tent inside the office. Cool