Welcome to a co-working environment for creatives

WE HERE AT R.A.I.D. BELIEVE IN BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT BEST SERVES CREATIVES – WITH A FOCUS ON THE ILLUSTRATION, DESIGN, ANIMATION, & SEQUENTIAL ART FIELDS. WHETHER YOU ARE A VETRAN OF THE INDUSTRY OR JUST BEGINNING YOUR CAREER, WE  HAVE A SPACE FOR YOU. TAKE A LOOK AT THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE BELOW AND SEE WHAT BEST FITS YOUR NEEDS.

HOT DESKS

A DESK TO WORK FROM WITH SPEEDY WIFI ON HAND, B&W LASER COPIER, FULL COLOUR WIDE FORMAT PRINTER, AND A 12″ x 18″ HD SCANNER, ALL WITHIN ARMS REACH.

HUDDLE ROOM

SHARE IDEAS AND COLLABORATE IN OUR HUDDLE ROOM. FULLY EQUIPED WITH A GLASS WHITEBOARD, MAC MINI, AND 360º AUDIO & VIDEO CONFERENCING SET-UP.

A SHARED LIBRARY

FROM YEARS OF OPERATING AS A COLLECTIVE WE HAVE  ACCUMALTED QUITE THE LIBRARY. TAKE A MOMENT AND DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW.

ENJOY A COFFEE

OR A SNACK IN OUR STREET FRONT GALLERY
FEATURING
EL ALMACEN YERBA MATE CAFE

HERE ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS AND PERKS WE OFFER IN OUR CO-WORKING ENVIRONMENT

HIGH SPEED WIFI

ON-SITE CAFE & RETAIL

PRINTING & SCANNING

COMMUNITY

COFFEE & TEA

EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

LIBRARY

MAILING ADDRESS *

HUDDLE ROOM 

SHIPPING & RECIEVING *

NETWORKING

EASY TRANSIT

WHAT EVERYONE GETS:

  • HIGH SPEED WIFI
  • LARGE FORMAT FLATBED SCANNER (12.2″ x 17.2” with Optical Resolution of 2400 dpi)
  • LARGE FORMAT FULL COLOUR INKJET PRINTER (13″ wide / regular  A4 paper provied – speciality papers are not.)
  • BLACK & WHITE A4 LASER PRINTER (A4 paper provided)
  • HUDDLE ROOM with VIDEO CONFERENCING and WHITE BOARD for idea jamming
  • KITCHENETTE (use of  toaster, microwave, kettle, etc. / only day-to-day use of fridge, no overnight storage.)
  • COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE & TEA
  • ACCESS TO MULTIPLE LOUNGE AREAS and CAFE with patio
  • EXCLUSIVE EVENT ACCESS
  • 24/7 SECURITY
  • CLOSE TO TRANSIT / TTC stops at the corner of Queen & Roncesvalles are mere steps from our HQ

DEDICATED & PERMANENT DESK MEMBERS ALSO RECIEVE:

  • DEDICATED HIGH SPEED WIFI
  • USE OF MAILING ADDRESS (*)
  • SHIPPING & RECIEVING (*)
  • KITCHENETTE (overnight fridge storage and communal pantry use for Dedicated deskers. Permanent deskers also have allocated inidivual pantry storage.)
  • DISCOUNTS AT OUR PARTNER COFFEE SHOP; EL ALMACEN
  • MEMBER RATES ON EVENT SPACE RENTALS
  • OPPORTUNITY TO SELL ITEMS IN ONLINE RAID STORE and STREET FRONT RETAIL
  • STORAGE SPACE
  • INSURANCE COVERAGE
  • ACCESS TO INTERNAL RAID SLACK NETWORK (PERMANENT DESKS ONLY) with CLIENT SHARING and FREELANCE CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

WHILE THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN WAS FOUNDED IN 2002, THE RAID STUDIO HAS BEEN OPERATING AS A BRANDED ENTITIY SINCE 2011. MEMBERSHIP IS CURATED PER INDIVIDUAL AND ON PORTFOLIO REVIEW, TO WHICH WE ADDITIONALLY OFFER:

  • RESPECTED BRANDING
  • AGENCY & CONTRACT NEGOTIATION
  • LEGAL SUPPORT
  • CONVENTION ORGANIZATION,  ATTENDANCE, & REPRESENTATION
  • PRIVATE EVENTS
  • PUBLISHING & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
  • MARKETING AND PR
  • MEMBER DISCOUNTS
  • A SECRET HANDSHAKE AND DECODER RING.

RAID SAFER-SPACE POLICY

RAID

The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design is an award-winning creative community of artists, writers, designers, editors, animators, photogtaphers, and more in a shared co-working environment.  As a collective RAID operates as a creative agency with a primary focus on sequential art, idea architecture, & visual development, illustration, and design.

ADDRESS / 1720 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6R1B3 CANADA
PHONE / 416.961.1274
GALLERY & CAFE / Weekdays 8am – 6pm / Weekends 9am-5pm / EST
STUDIO RECEPTION / Weekdays 10am – 6pm / Weekends Closed / EST

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