Future of Work
Intuit opens ‘workplace of the future’ in downtown Toronto
Intuit has cut the ribbon on its new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto.
The company, which is behind such brands as TurboTax, Quickbooks and Mailchimp, opened its office at the corner of Front Street West and Spadina Avenue. The new space is Intuit’s first global site that has implemented the company’s “workplace of the future” design.
“We’ve identified the city of Toronto as a global talent hub and a top growth site for Intuit globally. We’re thrilled to officially open the doors of this dynamic, new, hybrid space to serve our employees, customers and community,” said David Marquis, vice president and Canada country manager.
“With this newly designed workplace, we’re making a meaningful investment in our growth in Canada, while creating more opportunities for technologists to do the best work of their lives at Intuit.”
The 116,000-square-foot office was designed to optimize Intuit’s hybrid and diverse culture, while creating the ideal environment to co-create, make connections, and innovate, the company said.
The office is designed to bridge the gap between where the workplace has been and what the future of work looks like. Employees are working in a hybrid model, and can choose the approach that works best for them in completing their goals. The company said it expects most staff to come into a physical office an average of two or three days a week.
Design highlights include:
Blended neighbourhoods: A continuum of options ranging from quiet areas to active areas and open collaboration spaces.
Project rooms: Flexible spaces designed for teams that need both individual desks and collaborative furniture settings for longer term projects.
Library: Quiet zones that allow employees to focus without noise or distraction.
Prayer/meditation rooms: Private space for our staff to focus on their mental health and spiritual needs.
Social hubs: Spaces designed for social connections and wellness, such as an outdoor terrace, coffee stations, reflection areas, and an exercise area.
Toronto’s rapid growth as a key technology hub has made the city an attractive home base for innovators globally, the company said. In a recent global report, Toronto was ranked the third-largest tech hub in North America due to its depth of diverse talent.
“Toronto is home to some of the best technology talent in the world. We’re looking to tap into the incredible diverse talent pool in our own backyard,” said Marquis. “With this move, current and future Canadian employees will accelerate our mission of powering prosperity around the world.”
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