First Floor: Workspace for Lease

44 Gaukel First Floor Creative Workspaces available!

This space is available for lease to artists, creatives, non-profits and innovators!

Located on the first floor of 44 Gaukel in Downtown Kitchener – directly on the ION route – across from beautiful Victoria Park. Work alongside other creatives in a community environment built on collaboration and cross-sectoral interaction!

Cost of Space Includes:

  • Lockable private office or workshop space
  • Private bookable meeting room
  • Shared kitchenette & restrooms
  • Access to artist cleanup sink
  • Security, internet and cleaning of common areas

Amenities at an additional cost:

  • Bookable rehearsal space on the second floor
  • Bookable meeting space on the second floor after 5pm (ideal for board meetings and small gatherings)
  • Bookable event space on the first floor

Pricing

Licence agreements for tenant spaces on 44 Gaukel’s ground floor are available for four- to 24-month terms. Monthly rents range from $1.16 to $2 per square foot, with rates calculated based on the space dimensions and a tenant criteria evaluation conducted by ArtsBuild Ontario staff. Multiple artists can arrange to share a tenant space at the discretion of the City of Kitchener.

  • Space 3 (434 square feet) = from $506 to $868 per month
  • Space 4 (437 sq. ft.) = from $509 to $874 per month
  • Space 10 (498 sq. ft.) = from $664 to $916 per month
  • Space 11 (498 sq. ft.) = from $581 to $916 per month

See floor plan for space layout.

Lower rates are determined based on the following criteria:

Renter Details

Tenant Criteria


Tenants can lower their rate up to $0.33 per sq. ft. with at least two criteria from this section ($0.165 per criteria)

  1. Practicing artist based in Waterloo Region
  2. Arts-based organization active in Waterloo Region
  3. Registered not-for-profit organization
  4. Registered charitable organization

Space Conditions


Tenants can lower their rate up to $0.33 per sq. ft. with up to two criteria from this section ($0.165 per criteria)

  1. Rental of multiple rooms on 44 Gaukel’s first floor
  2. Rental of rooms with no windows on 44 Gaukel’s first floor

Community Contribution


Tenants can lower their rate by an additional $0.165 per sq. ft. by committing to one criteria in this section

  1. Hosting a bimonthly public event in 44 Gaukel’s flex space
  2. Active participation in 44 Gaukel’s publicity working group

Calculating Discounted Rates

Formula = rate per square foot x square footage of the space

Example: A renter is interested in Space 3 which is 434 square feet. The renter has demonstrated they have the following tenant criteria: 

  • The renter is an artist (qualifies for $0.165 discount on square footage rate)
  • The space has no windows (qualifies for $0.165 discount on square footage rate)
  • The renter wants to participate in 44 Gaukel’s publicity working group (qualifies for $0.165 discount on square footage rate). 

The renter would qualify for a discount of $0.495 off of $2 per square foot. The rental rate would be $1.505 per square foot, or $653 + HST per month. 

Questions

Please send questions about 44 Gaukel or its rental rating system, as well as viewing requests, to Alex Glass, Interim Executive Director of ArtsBuild Ontario at alex@artsbuildontario.ca or 519-880-3670 ext 103.