Lab-B is a coworking space located near the intersection of Main St and Queen St. in downtown Brampton at 60 Queen St E #104. The building itself is a fully renovated two-story brick and beam building with Lab-B occupying a space on the ground floor.
The space itself is not large but it is nicely laid-out. There are four main areas to Lab-B. A permanent office space, the boardroom, a galley kitchen and a coworking area. The washrooms are on other floors of the building.
Although Lab-B is a smaller space, there are many nice things going for it.
Number one, the price. At the moment there is a summer promotion to help build awareness of the new location and the concept of coworking in general. As a result, the price of a daypass is zero! This is definitely the best deal in town and a great opportunity to try out coworking!
Number two, the coffee. The setup at Lab-B is a commercial-type drip brewer with a manual-pump, thermal carafe. When it was time for me to grab a cup of joe, it didn’t look like the machine had been used and I wasn’t sure if there was even any coffee. When I pushed down on the pump and saw the coffee come out, I was skeptical that it would be hot. Fortunately, all my concerns were eliminated with that first sip. Hot, full flavored coffee! Coffee is free but there is tip-jar to help offset costs.
Number three, the Internet. For this, their size works to their advantage. Although, I didn’t test multiple locations – I’m assuming that the signal is strong throughout the space. Throughout my stay, the WiFI was fast and stable.
Another great thing about Lab-B is the vibe. Perhaps with a small space, it’s hard not to interact with people. During my visit, I spent a large percentage of my time talking to people and showing them Lift Top. People were very receptive and asked many of questions. I also observed attendees helping each other with advice and feedback. All in all, a real nice and friendly environment to be working in.
The biggest drawback is the parking. The nearest lot is about a 5min walk and street parking has a 90min limit. Although there is no free parking, rates are lower than downtown Toronto.
If you’re looking for a coworking space in Brampton – come check out the great vibe and internet at Lab-B!