Bay Street Perks

Work­places that take wellness se­ri­ously

Toronto Life - - The 2018 Self-Care Guide -

Spin room deloitte

At Deloitte’s open-con­cept down­town HQ, em­ploy­ees burn calo­ries while ac­cu­mu­lat­ing bill­able hours aboard tread­mill desks, wisely lo­cated in sound­proof rooms (PSA: busy col­leagues don’t want to hear you huff­ing, puff­ing and/or grunt­ing). There’s also a wellness cen­tre with a med­i­ta­tion lounge, and Pi­lates, yoga, barre and spin classes. The staff café of­fers af­ford­able, healthy fare.

All to­gether now clutch Pr

The theme at this Junc­tion PR of­fice is com­mu­nion: staff med­i­tate and drink smooth­ies to­gether ev­ery morn­ing, then lunch en masse around a com­mu­nal ta­ble (phones are pro­hib­ited dur­ing meals). There are jars of ve­gan cook­ies ev­ery­where, plus a good news gong, mi­cro-gar­dens and a liv­ing wall nick­named Gertrude. The best perk: a se­cret nap room hid­den be­hind a book­shelf.

Hoop dreams Ben­si­mon Byrne

The three-in-one cre­ative agency (mar­ket­ing, PR, de­sign) oc­cu­pies two floors in the CBC build­ing at Welling­ton and John. Em­ploy­ees work up a sweat and hone their crossovers on the bas­ket­ball court, do yoga, pi­lates, med­i­tate and at­tend healthy liv­ing sem­i­nars in the wellness cen­tre, then pe­ri­od­i­cally let loose at the fa­cil­ity’s many bars and party spa­ces.

Pay it for­ward Sales­force

Sales­force’s Queens Quay hub of­fers yoga classes, and mind­ful­ness and stress man­age­ment ses­sions. Stand­ing and tread­mill desks abound, as do healthy snacks. The com­pany gives staff $100 a month for gym mem­ber­ships, paid days off to vol­un­teer and, for em­ploy­ees who com­plete seven vol­un­teer days in a year (al­ways good for the heart), $1,000 to their char­ity of choice.

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