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A photo of CSI Spadina's third floor lounge, featuring a blue couch, a coffee table, and wall art
While summer may be wrapping up, we’re still clinging on to all the sunshine, warmth, and memories. As we reflect, we’d be remiss to not mention and thank our wonderful CSI summer staff! We spoke to two of our summer staff members about their experience at CSI.
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Jini served on CSI's board, and the first board of the Ontario Nonprofit Network (also co-founded by CSI's CEO Tonya Surman). Tonya would often describe Jini as her first call when she was starting something new, and a catalyst for much of the change she has made in her career.
A group of children sits on the floor listening to a book being read aloud at the CSI Community Living Room in Regent Park
You might be familiar with CSI’s two coworking locations (Spadina and Annex), but did you know about our third Toronto location? The CSI Community Living Room is located on the ground floor of the Daniels Spectrum Building at 585 Dundas Street East in Regent Park, a culturally diverse and vibrant neighourhood in transition. It officially opened in late March of this year - here’s what you should know!
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Four people sit in chairs in a coworking space, in the Climate Ventures room of the Centre for Social Innovation Annex. Two people are in conversation, one is working on a laptop, and the other is observing the conversation.
CSI provides a home and community to Canada’s social innovators who are working to put people and planet first, and all those entrepreneurs and trailblazers have to start somewhere. We’re thrilled to highlight some of our members who are working with youth to help grow our future leaders in honour of World Youth Skills Day.
Garden patio mural at CSI Annex by Jordan Aelik. Featuring flowers, squirrels, and racoons.
We were lucky enough to have Jordan Aelik from Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL), one of our Annex members, spray paint a new mural for us.
CSI Spadina third floor lounge with a rainbow flag hanging from the ceiling.
As the CSI community celebrates Pride, we’re spotlighting some of our current and past members doing important work for the LGBTQ2S+ community. These members are challenging biases in the workplace, uplifting stories from community members, providing educational resources, and much more.
  • 510 Spadina Spadina and Sullivan
  • 501 Queen Queen and Spadina
  • 505 Dundas Dundas and Spadina
  • 11 Minutes Union Station
  • 21 Minutes High Park
  • 29 Minutes Queen & Woodbine
  • 31 Minutes Yonge and Eglington

There is metered parking all along Spadina.

There is a Green P parking lot approximately 2 blocks north of the Centre for Social Innovation, on the east side of Spadina. Note that Spadina runs northbound so you must approach from Queen St.

There is a public lot on Sullivan St. Note that Sullivan runs westbound so you must approach from Huron St.

Ground Floor
CSI Spadina’s ground floor is fully accessible with a lift on the south side of the building.

Guests will enter through the south laneway door, which has a lift. The laneway is located between 192 Spadina and 190 Spadina.

When you arrive in the building please contact our welcome desk (416-979-3939 ext. 1) to have a staff or DECA to provide access to the lift.

Upper Floors

The coworking space on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors are not fully accessible: they can be reached via an elevator with a door of 30” width. Functionally this means that while we are able to accommodate many accessibility devices, those using larger devices may need alternative arrangements.

We are committed to ensuring all members and their guests are able to use our services. If you have any accessibility concerns or questions please reach out the Community Manager: Stefan(at)socialinnovation.ca.

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