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.
A basic membership costs $135 plus HST per month. Lockers, when available, can be rented for an additional $15.00 plus HST per month.
The TWC is located at 627 Bloor Street W. between Euclid and Palmerston. It’s close to both Bathurst and Christie on the Bloor subway line (conveniently located half way between stops).
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.
Lockers are limited in number and cost is $15 plus HST. There are shelves in the Quiet Room where you can store books you may be using, however the TWC accepts no responsibility for personal items. We advise all writers to take their laptops and other electronics with them when they leave for the end of the day.
We have a small printer for very limited use.
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).
The premises are protected by a security company with a burglar alarm system and high-grade locks with keys that cannot be copied.
Memberships may be suspended for one or more calendar months at a time with advance written notice.
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.
Coffee, Tea and milk are provided along with cold filtered water. 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.
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.