FAQs 2023-08-18T16:36:59+00:00
I need serious quiet when I write. Will I be happy? 2018-07-30T19:04:40+00:00

The quiet room is the most important place at the centre. No talking, no music, no cell phone sounds are allowed. It is located at the back of the building, away from the street side.

It’s seriously quiet … and quietly serious.

What does it cost? 2023-07-10T20:15:49+00:00

A basic membership costs $250 plus HST per month.

How do I get there? 2023-07-10T20:17:01+00:00

The TWC is located at 500A Bloor Street W. on the north side of Bloor between Bathurst and Lipponcott. The entrance to the centre is nestled between Hot Docs and A&W. It’s close to Bathurst Station on Bloor subway line.

Will I always be able to get a desk? 2018-07-30T19:05:32+00:00

Yes. Since we opened in 2006, there have only been two occasions when a writer had to wait for a desk — and it wasn’t for very long.

Can I rent a locker? 2023-07-10T20:18:09+00:00

We’re currently adapting to our new space and have limited lockers at our new location. We are currently using them for day use only but are looking into planning for locker rentals in the future.

Is there a printer I can use? 2018-07-30T19:05:46+00:00

We have a small printer for very limited use.

Will I be able to get in very early in the morning or late at night? 2018-07-30T19:05:58+00:00

Yes. Membership gets you a key, and access to the centre twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All you have to do is remember your key (and the code for the burglar alarm).

How secure is the TWC? 2018-07-30T19:06:05+00:00

The premises are protected by a security company with a burglar alarm system and high-grade locks with keys that cannot be copied.

Can I suspend my membership and resume it if I’m away for a month or more? 2018-07-30T19:06:11+00:00

Memberships may be suspended for one or more calendar months at a time with advance written notice.

Can I bring a guest? 2018-07-30T19:06:21+00:00

You’re welcome to have the occasional friend visit you at the centre for coffee or lunch, or to discuss your work. Writers often make use of the boardroom for this purpose (if it hasn’t been rented out).

This can be especially useful if you are collaborating on a project. But generally the TWC is a private space for its members only.

What about food and drink? 2023-07-10T20:19:07+00:00

Coffee, Tea and milk are provided. There are cupboards full of dishes, cups, glasses and utensils. There’s a large fridge for people who want to bring lunch and snacks. If you choose to eat out, there are a wide variety of affordable restaurants and pubs in the immediate area.

What are the networking opportunities? 2018-07-30T20:55:07+00:00

The main focus is on work, of course, but writers engage in lively discussions at the lunch table and in the lounge. It’s a great place to make business contacts, get referrals, and make friends.

Everyone is welcome to post news of upcoming events—readings, book launches, films etc.—on the bulletin boards and to send announcements to the entire membership.