The two quiet rooms are the most important spots at the centre. The quiet rooms are the most important place at the centre. No talking, no music, no cell phone sounds are allowed.
It’s seriously quiet … and quietly serious.
A basic membership costs $215 plus HST per month. We are running an intro offer until November 1st, 2023 where you can sign-up and receive the first 6 months at $199 plus HST per month.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Access to the TWC is through two lockable doors, one at street level and one at the top of the stairs. Only members of the TWC, and our co-tenants at Annex Post, have keys to the upstairs door. The upstairs door remains locked at all times.
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. 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.