Next stop was Studio 89 which is actually a local Non-Profit Organization that hosts community events.  One such event is the Collaboration Café that is run by a meetup group called the Mississauga Coworking Community.  The group is working to promote the co-working concept within Mississauga, which by the way, is strangely devoid of any co-working spaces.

Studio 89 is tucked into the corner of a business mall located near central Mississauga and has lots of free parking.  While easily accessible by car there are also a surprising number of bus stops not too far away.  Getting here should not be a problem.

ST89_Front

The space itself is quite vibrant with an amazing mural that covers an entire wall.

ST89_Mural

Studio 89 is supported through its coffee and food counter and everything offered is produced as ethically as possible – you can check out their menu here.  I ordered a coffee, the Banana Chocolate Bread and a Chocolate Coconut macaroon (I had skipped lunch…) and it was all very delicious.

Upon arrival, I was given a friendly welcome by the organizers of the meetup and after a quick tour of the space, I setup shop on one of the tables.  There wasn’t an outlet nearby but fortunately I had brought an extension cord so no big deal (for the coworking event, power bars are available…).  The WiFi wasn’t the greatest either and sometimes it dropped out…

ST89_Internet

However, that being said, it was a very cool environment to be working in.  Music was playing the entire time and everyone seemed to be into their work.  If you’re looking for a space that has a dynamic vibe and good company then the meetup at Studio 89 is a very good choice.

ST89_Panorama

Studio.89 is a free space for community events that also offers free workshops and resources as well as empowerment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

ST89_CollaborationMississauga1