Staples Canada has opened its newest working and learning store to Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood.
The new concept store, located at 517 Richmond Street East in downtown Toronto, blends elements of the community with technology and features that “help enable the future of working and learning,” says the retailer.
“As the Working and Learning Company, we know that how, and where, we work is changing by the week,” says David Boone, CEO, Staples Canada. “Our new brand defining store in Corktown doesn’t just reflect another location for us, it has been meticulously designed to enable Torontonians in the future of working and learning by equipping them with best-in-class advice, tools, services and experiences.”
In addition to offering the latest technology products, work-from-anywhere essentials, clean, safe and well solutions, and business services through Solutionshop, the store introduces the sixth Staples Studio location marking a continued investment in coworking spaces. As a first, this Staples Studio location features a second-floor patio with a stage, which can be booked for future Spotlight talks and community events.
The new Staples Corktown store also has a Mos Mos Coffee café and features murals by local artists, including Pascal Paquette and Zuna Amir. The store will also feature an interactive workspace experience, including a six-foot touchscreen that can help customers build an effective work from anywhere space in their homes.
The Corktown Store is Staples Canada’s first 100% Bullfrog Powered store. Bullfrog’s electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogo program.
At the October 16 grand opening event, Staples Canada donated $5,000 to charity partner MAP to Even the Odds and help eliminate inequities in the Corktown community.
Staples Canada will donate $5,000 worth of technology and school supplies to community school, Market Lane Public School, located on The Esplanade.
Coinciding with Small Business Month in Canada, Staples Canada will work with six local small businesses and entrepreneurs to provide $1,000 in Solutionshop services to support the growth of their business. This process will be profiled on The Working and Learning Blog on staples.ca, as well as through Staples Canada’s social channels.
The first 100 customers to attend the grand opening received gift cards valued at up to $100 and a 10% store-wide discount on most products. From October 17 to November 16, customers will receive $10 off in-store purchases of $75 or more, as well as additional in-store offers.