Logo: Green Instead

Need affordable retail or showcase space for your eco-friendly business?

Artwork: Green Instead door panel

GreenInstead serves a dual purpose for businesses with an environmentally-friendly outlook: it enables you to reduce your costs for physical retail and work space and it makes it possible to reach a wider market by creating a one-stop venue for enviroment- and health-conscious products. We're looking for business owners who understand that "co-opetition" is the business model, not competition.

While two businesses vie for a local market, 5 or more create a destination - drawing from a much wider region because people know they can find what they need in that location. In Toronto, we have the Entertainment District, the Fashion District, and numerous communities of eateries.

Whether you simply need one shelf to showcase a line of home or beauty products thet you sell onlne, or you need retail and workspace, Green Instead is the place to grow your business.

Reserve your spot now!

Green Instead is 3,000 square feet of marketplace, office, and meeting space, designed to be a public education centre as well as business showcase. The front area is being developed as a meeting and education space where member businesses can hold workshops and seminars. In addition networking and educational sessions are planned by anchor tenant pixcode.

These sessions, plus a continuing series of sustainable art exhibits, will animate and activate the overall space, bringing interested persons inside to discover what elements of their life they can make Green Instead. As a unique venue, Green Instead will attract media attention and provide a useful marketing benefit for member-tenants. It is the intention of pixcode to invite student organization and other interested groups to tour Green Instead and use it as a resource (both physical and online) for information about green products and services.

Member tenants can breathe easier knowing that we handle many of the nit-picky details of running a physical business space: reception, alarm, and Internet access are included in the rent, and there will always be someone on-site during the hours of operation.

Marketing Benefits of belonging to Green Instead

As a member of a team of green businesses, you will receive numerous marketing perqs as part of your business showcase package.

  • The space is made highly visible by a large (30' wide x 12' high) sign that overlooks busy Spadina Avenue, traversed by over 100,000 vehicles monthly (opportunity for a major sponsor to foster the green philosophy and publicize their brand).
  • This signage is supplemented by a directory of members on the north side of the building (see image).
  • Green Instead will be promoted as a destination on From A Woman's Perspective on AM740's, as well as having the opportunity to market themselves in advertorial interviews on the show at a discounted rate.

Anchor tenants pixcode who will be over-seeing the development and management of the space, will also be creating this website and mini-sites for each of the member-tenants, offering an opportunity for entrepreneurs to market themselves online with a skilled team of web developers and earch . pixcode will also be serving as attendants for the space, enabling members to do business and promote themselves without needing to be physically present or having staff on-site.

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For more information contact us at 416.504.6777 or email space@greeninstead.ca

Green Instead:
Lifestyle & Marketplace
200 Spadina Avenue
Second Floor
Toronto, ON
M5T 2C2

Saturday: 11a.m. - 5p.m.
Sunday: closed
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11a.m. - 6p.m.
Wednesday: 11a.m. - 6p.m.
Thursday: 11a.m. - 6p.m.
Friday: 11a.m. - 6p.m.

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