Canadian Winter Wonderland: Snowflake Toronto

Data Cloud company Snowflake has opened its new Toronto office, located at 16 York Street, with a modern cabin feel.

Snowflake Toronto Office – Welcome to Snowflake. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.

Data Cloud company Snowflake, has opened its new Toronto office, which aims to support the company’s strategic growth in the Canadian market as well as growing headcount.

Located at 16 York Street in the heart of Toronto’s business and technology core, the office, which serves as the company’s Canadian headquarters, occupies two floors and 52,000 square feet.

Snowflake first landed in Canada in 2022, making Toronto home to one of the company’s five global Snowflake Engineering Hubs. Snowflake’s Toronto office continues to hire for positions across engineering, sales, and more, with plans to hire hundreds of additional employees over the next few years as the organization scales to meet increasing demand from customers.

Every Snowflake office around the world is designed to promote collaboration, innovation, and productivity. This overall objective guides the company’s design principles and aims to enhance the workplace culture.

Snowflake Toronto Office Statement Wall. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.

Each office, including the new Toronto office, features a modern cabin feel that plays into the company’s founding story of “being born on the ski slopes.”

The offices feature a mix of cool and warm tones to emulate the feelings of a snowy atmosphere, wall murals and art that feature snow capped mountains, wildlife, and winter-inspired activities and ski flag-inspired signage to indicate department areas throughout the floors.

Snowflake’s internal branding team, which is based in San Mateo, CA, designs all of Snowflake’s global offices — with over 20 offices to-date. Each global office includes country and region-specific design elements and artwork that aim to add flair and depth to the company’s ski-inspired founding story.

This approach is evident at the new Snowflake Toronto through large wall murals, some of which extend through entire hallways, that depict winter naturescapes and wildlife, conference rooms which are named after notable bodies of water in Ontario as well as parks and trails around Toronto, artwork that includes custom snowboard wall art and more.

Snowflake Canada’s new Toronto office, which has more than doubled in size from the previous location, aims to reflect the evolving needs of the workforce. The space includes an open seating floor plan with dedicated collaboration spaces, open living room areas, focus pods for individual work and a wellness room.

Snowflake Toronto Office Statement Wall. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.

The open area used for meetings lunches and events known as the Lodge, offers a fully equipped chef-run kitchen and catered lunches by Canada’s Oliver & Bonacini. The space is also infused with natural light, lounge areas, and offers a
city view to enhance the overall experience.

The Lodge also features a chalet snack bar with snacks, breakfast items, stocked fridge, nitro cold brew coffee on tap, and a smart water hydration station.

The office is also used to host clients and partners, as well as industry events such the company’s upcoming Women in Data panel, education sessions, and Snowflake’s Toronto’s Engineering Deep Dive Series — which supports Snowflake’s investment in the local technology community.

Snowflake Toronto Office Meeting Education Area. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.
Snowflake Toronto Office Focus Pod Collaboration Space. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.
Snowflake Toronto Office Living Room Style Seating Area. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.
Snowflake Toronto Office City Views. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.
Snowflake Toronto Office City View Open Concept Space. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.
Snowflake Toronto Office Seating Area. Photo Credit: Snowflake, Ei Photography Inc.