In the streets surrounding 460 King Street West in downtown Toronto, there seems to be an ever-growing demand for coffee shops where tech and agency workers can pick up their morning java fix – and maybe sneak in a quick email session or meeting. On its surface, Quantum Coffee is just another location pumping out cups of drip and espresso in its sparkling white and gold environment on the corner of King Street West and Spadina Avenue.
But if you wander upstairs in the building that contains your new favourite coffee shop, you’ll find an ecosystem that is meant to draw in, educate and support the digital marketers and programmers in the King Street West neighbourhood.
So why go to the trouble of restoring the former Global Village backpackers hostel? Geordie Konrad, co-CEO of digital marketing innovation agency The Konrad Group explained to the Dx3 Digest why they bought they building, how Quantum Coffee is unique, and their plans to build the home of the creative technology community on King Street West.
As you hear in the video, the whole building supports BrainStation‘s digital education courses.