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

EASY TRANSIT ACCESS

HUDDLE ROOM 

MAILING ADDRESS

NETWORKING

SHIPPING & RECEIVING

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.)
  • 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

DISCLAIMER / Hot-Desks are contracted out on a month-to-month basis. Dedicated-Desks are contracted out on a 3-month trial basis. Permanent-Desk Spaces are contracted out on a 6-month trial basis, with initial access to premises restricted to weekdays from 9am-6pm, and weekends from 9am-5pm. Individuals utilizing either Hot-Desks, Dedicated-Desks, or Permanent-Desks are considered GUESTS of R.A.I.D. to which R.A.I.D. retains the right to change, modify, disable, or otherwise terminate access to any of its services at any time for any reason or no reason. Furthermore, R.A.I.D. may with immediate effect expel a GUEST from its premises and/or suspend or terminate GUEST privileges without having to give any reason to said GUEST.

 

DEDICATED & PERMANENT DESK MEMBERS ALSO RECEIVE:

  • KITCHENETTE & PANTRY  (overnight fridge storage and alotted pantry use)
  • DISCOUNTS AT OUR PARTNER COFFEE SHOP; EL ALMACEN
  • MEMBER RATES ON EVENT SPACE RENTALS
  • STORAGE SPACE
  • INSURANCE COVERAGE
  • 24/7 SECURITY

PERMANENT DESKERS ONLY:

  • USE OF MAILING ADDRESS
  • ACCESS TO INTERNAL RAID SLACK NETWORK with CLIENT SHARING and FREELANCE CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES (under special circumstances this privelege may be granted to Dedicated Desk members, but can be revoked at any time.)

DISCLAIMER / Hot-Desks are contracted out on a month-to-month basis. Dedicated-Desks are contracted out on a 3-month trial basis. Permanent-Desk Spaces are contracted out on a 6-month trial basis, with initial access to premises restricted to weekdays from 9am-6pm, and weekends from 9am-5pm. Individuals utilizing either Hot-Desks, Dedicated-Desks, or Permanent-Desks are considered GUESTS of R.A.I.D. to which R.A.I.D. retains the right to change, modify, disable, or otherwise terminate access to any of its services at any time for any reason or no reason. Furthermore, R.A.I.D. may with immediate effect expel a GUEST from its premises and/or suspend or terminate GUEST privileges without having to give any reason to said GUEST.

THE RAID STUDIO MEMBERSHIP IS CURATED PER INDIVIDUAL AND ON PORTFOLIO REVIEW, TO WHICH WE ADDITIONALLY OFFER:

  • USE OF MAILING ADDRESS
  • SHIPPING & RECIEVING
  • AGENCY & CONTRACT NEGOTIATION
  • CONVENTION ORGANIZATION,  ATTENDANCE, & REPRESENTATION
  • PUBLISHING & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK with RAID PRESS
  • CONSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITY TO SELL ITEMS IN ONLINE RAID STORE and GALLERY RETAIL
  • PRIVATE TEAM BUILDING EVENTS
  • MEMBER DISCOUNTS
  • A SECRET HANDSHAKE AND DECODER RING.

DISCLAIMER / R.A.I.D. retains the right to change, modify, disable, or otherwise terminate membership to The RAID Studio, R.A.I.D., and any of its services at any time for any reason or no reason.

 

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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