A Centre for Social and Economic Innovation

OUR SPACE

COVID-19 Update: 312 Main remains open and we’ve implemented new policies and guidelines that increase cleaning and physical distancing throughout the building. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of our members and community. Read more…

312 Main brings together mission-driven social entrepreneurs, technological innovators, artists, not-for-profit organizations, and local residents to foster economic development, social innovation, cultural creativity and economic inclusion.

Basement

Artist Studios &
Maker Space

Ground Floor

Event &
Meeting Space

Second Floor

 

Coworking Desks
& Offices

Third & Fourth Floors

Leased
Office Spaces

Basement

Artist Studios & Maker Space

Ground Floor

Event & Meeting Space

Second Floor

Coworking Desks & Offices

Third & Fourth Floors

Leased Office Spaces

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EXPERIENCE COWORKING

At 312 Main we provide space, amenities, and programming to foster collaboration and innovation.

Hot Desk

Dedicated Desk

Team Desk

Office

$350 / month $450 / month $400 / month per seat $500 / seat
$30/day Desk-side locker 4+ seats 2-8 seats
M-F 9a – 5p 24/7 Access 24/7 Access 24/7 Access
1-4 Meeting Room Hour(s) 6 Meeting Room Hours 8-16 Meeting Room Hours 8-16 Meeting Room Hours
All memberships include:
Meeting Room Hours | Meeting Room Discount | Shared Kitchen | East Van Roasters Coffee & Assorted Teas | Social Programming and Events | High Speed Internet | Member Event Promotion | Member Portal | eNewsletter | Free Black and White Printing | Pet Friendly | Bike Parking | Storage | Recharge Room | Phone Booths | End of Trip Facilities

*Prices subject to change and applicable taxes

Inquire About Space
Hot Desk
$350 / month
$30/day
M-F 9a – 5p
1 Meeting Room Hour(s)
Dedicated Desk
$450 / month
Desk-side locker
24/7 Access
6 Meeting Room Hours
Team Desk
$400 / month per seat
4+ seats
24/7 Access
8-16 Meeting Room Hours
Office
$500 / seat
2-8 seats
24/7 Access
8-16 Meeting Room Hours
All memberships include:
Meeting Room Hours | Meeting Room Discount | Shared Kitchen | East Van Roasters Coffee & Assorted Teas | Social Programming and Events | High Speed Internet | Member Event Promotion | Member Portal | eNewsletter | Free Black and White Printing | Pet Friendly | Bike Parking | Storage | Recharge Room | Phone Booths | End of Trip Facilities

*Prices subject to change and applicable taxes

OUR MEMBERS

Our members are all local organizations working towards creating enduring social and economic change.

ABOUT 312 MAIN

312 Main was the longtime headquarters of the Vancouver Police Department and has been transformed into a community-centred hub that fosters collaboration and innovation among organizations, artists, and entrepreneurs. Together we will create enduring social and economic change in the neighbourhood, city and beyond.

Mission

312 Main is a centre for social and economic innovation, located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Values

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
We value creativity and thoughtful approaches, using technology and taking risks to overcome barriers and generate a system change for the benefit of all.

Co-operation
We value co-operative principles and collaboration seeking reciprocity among those we work with.

Social Justice and Economic Inclusion
We value fairness and equity, working toward progressive solutions that reduce economic and social inequalities in our society.

Arts and Culture
We value culture, diversity, and the power of artistic expression to facilitate deeper understanding, affect positive change, and create economic opportunity.

Reconciliation
We recognize the value of genuine engagement with First Nations and Indigenous Peoples in the neighbourhood, acknowledging the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on which 312 Main is located and the importance of a reconciliation process in all community building efforts.

Funders and Investors

312 Main is a project of Vancity Community Foundation and has received generous investment and funding from Vancity Credit Union, the City of Vancouver, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Heritage Canada – Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, Creative BC, The Province of BC – Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts, and The Jim Green Foundation.

Our Team

Sean Condon
Managing Director

Kelly Chapman
Operations Manager

iris yong
Coworking and Membership Manager

Husain Vahanvaty
Events and Programs Specialist

Sonam Swarup
Events and Programs Specialist

Dave Gerow
Building Maintenance Technician

Sean Condon

Sean brings 10 years of social enterprise experience to this role, as the founder of Megaphone, a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by homeless and low-income vendors. Sean helped build Megaphone into an award-winning social enterprise that works with more than 300 marginalized people ever year and puts more than $100,000 annually into the pockets of vendors.

Kelly Chapman

With over 15 years of marketing, sales, and project consulting within sustainable real estate development and co-operative financial services, Kelly brings a comprehensive and compassionate perspective to her work with the 312 Main team. She is inspired by the project through the core values of coworking – Community, Collaboration, Openness, Accessibility and Sustainability. Born in Victoria and raised in the Lower Mainland, Kelly has lived in and visited most of BC. While she loves to travel, she is always happy to call Vancouver home. She spends her time being an active participant in community events, and enjoying family life with her husband and her son.

iris yong

iris aspires to work, play and live in a society based on equity, free from discrimination, full of compassion and activism. Having spent all of her teenage and adult life working and volunteering within community and non-profit organizing, she has a passion for learning and understanding the complexities of community engagement and mobilization, while fostering her desire to provide accessible and inclusive resources that meet the needs of our diverse communities.

Husain Vahanvaty

Husain has developed a deep understanding of the various community engagement principles through his extensive work within social work communities. During this time, Husain has developed a deep passion in working toward strategies for more efficient mental health support and trauma informed care specifically with high-risk youth and individuals suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Sonam Swarup

Sonam is driven by good storytelling, big picture thinking and doing things with a socially conscious mind. She has spent the last 10 years working with various social impact organizations including The Wellbeing Project, The Discourse and The Urban Worker Project. Previously, she co-founded a social venture that focused on engaging immigrant women and their transition to the Canadian workforce through cultural cooking classes. She earned her BA from Simon Fraser University and has studied internationally at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She has received multiple awards for her work including HSBC Women Leader of Tomorrow for Western Canada and an AMEX Emerging Innovator.

Dave Gerow

As a lifetime resident of Vancouver, Dave, our Building Maintenance Technician has seen the evolution of this vibrant community. With over 10 years of custodial and maintenance experience, as well as 15 years of commercial construction experience, Dave is more than qualified for this role. He brings a quiet determination to make this facility a coworking showcase and an interactive community hub that brings respite and connection to all those who enter.

CONTACT US

Our staff would be pleased to speak with you about current opennings and opportunites at 312 Main. To help us respond to your inquiry, please complete the contact form below. Our member services team will respond within 2 days.

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