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Top 100 Business Trends In October

From QR Code Bookstores to Plastic-Free Fast Food Concepts

— October 26, 2019 — Business
The October 2019 business trends exhibit implementations of creative, convenience-focused and future-facing concepts. From a cafe that harnesses its breathtaking location in the Styrian mountainside for its branding identity to cashless pop-up bookstores that bring analog and digital together, the world of business is consistently looking for new and unique opportunities that will elevate products or provide immersive, one-of-a-kind experiences for consumers.

Some of these are realized through a swift change in service. For example, the October 2019 business round-up features examples of sustainable practice. This is not particularly surprising as many consumers are wary of climate change and how companies respond to it. McDonald's, for instance, boasted an eco-friendly experience inside the Mall of Berlin with the 'Better McDonald's' concept pop-up. It introduced wooden spoons and edible cups.
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Broadcaster Voice Assistants
Broadcaster Voice Assistants
The BBC Voice Assistant is Set to Launch in 2020
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Autonomous Trucking Milestones
Autonomous Trucking Milestones
Daimler Self-Driving Trucks Have Begun Testing on Public Roads
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Autonomous Taxi Launches
Autonomous Taxi Launches
The Didi Chuxing Company Will Launch Self-Driving Taxis in China
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Non-Alcoholic Craft Beers
Non-Alcoholic Craft Beers
Two Roots Brewing Co. Launched an Alcohol-Free Non-Cannabis-Infused Beer
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Harvest Celebration Drink Ware
Harvest Celebration Drink Ware
The Starbucks Hong Kong Bunny Collection is Delightfully Adorable
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Frozen Fall-Inspired Desserts
Frozen Fall-Inspired Desserts
The Dairy Queen Butterscotch Dipped Cone Has a Rich Flavor Profile
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Swiping Interface Task Apps
Swiping Interface Task Apps
'Todo Now' Helps Users Focus on One Task at a Time
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Effervescent Frozen Drink Machines
Effervescent Frozen Drink Machines
The Snowshock Fizzee is Inspired by US Refreshments
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Frozen Energy-Boosting Beverages
Frozen Energy-Boosting Beverages
The Tim Hortons Slapshot Energy Drinks Include Five Flavors
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Grocery Delivery Program Expansions
Grocery Delivery Program Expansions
The AmazonFresh Service is Available in Three New US Cities
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Cheap Unlimited Phone Plans
Cheap Unlimited Phone Plans
Altice Mobile Will Be an Unlimited Mobile Plan for $20 a Month
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On-Demand CBD Beverage Deliveries
On-Demand CBD Beverage Deliveries
Deliveroo Makes It Easier Than Ever to Enjoy Botanic Lab Drinks
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Alternative Football League Launches
Alternative Football League Launches
The XFL Has Released Team Names and Logos for Its 2020 Season
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Contactless Mobile Payment Software
Contactless Mobile Payment Software
SoftPOS Turns Mobile Devices into Payment Terminals
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Supporting Inclusive Fashion
Supporting Inclusive Fashion
A Conversation with Canadian Fashion Designer Hilary Macmillan
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In-Home Water Management Devices
In-Home Water Management Devices
The Phyn Smart Water Assistant Can Detect Leaks in a Home
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Next-Gen VR Headset Releases
Next-Gen VR Headset Releases
Microsoft Has Announced the Release of Its HoloLens 2 Headset
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Beer-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
Beer-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
The Arby's Meatoberfest Collection Includes Three Tasty Options
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AR Mapping Subscriptions
AR Mapping Subscriptions
The Mapping Startup 6d.ai Will Take Its Products Out of Beta Testing
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Breaking Fashion's Creative Barriers
Breaking Fashion's Creative Barriers
An Interview with Canadian Fashion Designer Christopher Bates
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Women In Film Panel Discussions
Women In Film Panel Discussions
Power Women Toronto Hosted a Talk with Prominent TIFF Directors
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Code-Free App Development Platforms
Code-Free App Development Platforms
The 'Kodular' Platform Has a Drag-and-Drop Interface
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Dedicated Gaming Networks
Dedicated Gaming Networks
VENN Will Be an esports Channel Creating 55 Hours of Weekly Content
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Vegan Cryptocurrency Platforms
Vegan Cryptocurrency Platforms
The VeganNation App is an E-Commerce Marketplace for Vegan Products
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Brand Awareness-Boosting Campaigns
Brand Awareness-Boosting Campaigns
RISE Enters the US Kombucha Market with a Stronger Identity
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Camo Cast-Iron Pan Giveaways
Camo Cast-Iron Pan Giveaways
BAPE is Giving Away an Exclusive 'PUBG' Crate and Cast-Iron Pan
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Noise-Cancelling Wireless Earbuds
Noise-Cancelling Wireless Earbuds
The Huawei Freebuds 3 Will Be Wireless and Noise-Cancelling
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QSR Plant-Based Chicken Options
QSR Plant-Based Chicken Options
KFC Partners with Beyond Meat to Introduce a Beyond Fried Chicken
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Branded Beauty Loyalty Programs
Branded Beauty Loyalty Programs
BlueMercury Recently Launched a New 'BlueRewards Program'
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Animal Detective Socks
Animal Detective Socks
The Happy Socks x Pink Panther Capsule Features Seven Unique Pairs of Socks
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International E-Scooter Expansions
International E-Scooter Expansions
The Gogoro 2 Utility Electric Scooter Will Come to South Korea
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Self-Driving Venue Transportation
Self-Driving Venue Transportation
Sony and Yamaha Will Produce Autonomous Carts for Commercial Use
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On-Demand Alcohol Deliveries
On-Demand Alcohol Deliveries
foodora Launched an On-Demand LCBO Delivery Service in Toronto
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Eco-Friendly Coffee Roasters
Eco-Friendly Coffee Roasters
Bellwether Coffee Raised $40M to Develop New Eco-friendly Roasters
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Crowdsourced Makeup Brushes
Crowdsourced Makeup Brushes
Rephr is Creating Beauty Brushes from Input and Expertise
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Inaugural Footwear Collaborations
Inaugural Footwear Collaborations
adidas Realizes Three Styles with BED j.w. FORD's Design Ethos
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Eco-Focused Retailer Products
Eco-Focused Retailer Products
The SuperValu Eco-Friendly Products are Being Trialled at 12 Stores
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NFC Payment Pens
NFC Payment Pens
Starbucks Created Contactless Payment Pens for Customers in Japan
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Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
S-Market Deeply Discounts Soon-To-Expire Food At 9 PM Each Night
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Social Impact Experiences
Social Impact Experiences
The SickKids Airbnb Experience Seeks to Raise Awareness and Donate Funds
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24-Hour Beauty Shops
24-Hour Beauty Shops
Revlon Launched a 24-Hour Beauty Salon and is Offering Free Treatments
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Sustainable Plant-Based Burger Chains
Sustainable Plant-Based Burger Chains
Neat Burger is Revolutionizing Fast Food By Appealing to All
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Affordable Micro-Wedding Packages
Affordable Micro-Wedding Packages
Just Elope Gives Couples a Dream Wedding Without Needing to Plan
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World's-Largest Coffee Chain Locations
World's-Largest Coffee Chain Locations
The Biggest Ever Starbucks Location Will Open in Chicago
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Charitable Fast Food Merchandise
Charitable Fast Food Merchandise
Mcdonald's and the Drake General Store Launched Branded Products
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Luxury Linen Bedding Collections
Luxury Linen Bedding Collections
Flax Sleep is Vancouver-Based, Ethically Concerned & Female-Owned
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Carbon Neutral Socks
Carbon Neutral Socks
Allbirds Has Created a Line of Sustainable Socks in Three Diffrent Cuts
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Fruit-Forward Oatmilk Smoothies
Fruit-Forward Oatmilk Smoothies
Jamba Partnered with Oatly to Debut Two Oatmilk Smoothies
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Tech-Powered Contactless Payment Watches
Tech-Powered Contactless Payment Watches
SwatchPAY! Marginally Elevates the Purchasing Experience
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Complimentary Brand Collectibles
Complimentary Brand Collectibles
This Supreme Collectible is Given to In-Store and Online Shoppers
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Cabin-Style Coffee Shops
Cabin-Style Coffee Shops
Caribou Coffee's Caribou Cabins Only Take Walk-Up & Drive-Thru Orders
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Innovative Complex Eyewear Designs
Innovative Complex Eyewear Designs
Warby Parker Pioneers a New Construction Technique in 2019
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Cashierless Mini Supermarkets
Cashierless Mini Supermarkets
Albert Heijn's Autonomous Store Grants Access with a Bank Card
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Serene Mountain Bakeries
Serene Mountain Bakeries
Studio Riebenbauer Oversees the Branding Identity of Dorfstetter
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Science Fiction-Themed Hotels
Science Fiction-Themed Hotels
Disney Has Released More Details About Its Immersive Star Wars Hotel
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Aluminum Solo Cups
Aluminum Solo Cups
Ball Launched a New Sustainable Aluminum Cup for Beer Pong Tournaments
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Educational Toy Pop-Ups
Educational Toy Pop-Ups
Lakeshore's Gifts for Growing Minds Pop-Up Shares Interactive Stations
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Fashion Brand CBD Products
Fashion Brand CBD Products
American Eagle and Seventh Sense to Launch CBD Beauty Products
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Coffee Chain Pick-Up-Only Locations
Coffee Chain Pick-Up-Only Locations
Starbucks Is Launching a Pick-Up-Only Store in Manhattan
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French-Style Baby Products
French-Style Baby Products
Jeu d’art Build Its Business on the Concept of Art of Piece
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Electric Car-Charging Restaurant Chains
Electric Car-Charging Restaurant Chains
McDonald's Sweden Installs Electric Car-Charging Stations
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Short Marketing Lesson Websites
Short Marketing Lesson Websites
The Proof is a Marketing Website That Gives Actionable Solutions
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Playful Furniture Store Identities
Playful Furniture Store Identities
Hoem’s Aesthetic is the Whimsical Work of Mambo Mambo Studio
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Reduced Food Alert Apps
Reduced Food Alert Apps
The Gander App Helps You Save Money and Reduce Food Waste
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Bespoke Child-Specific Subscription Services
Bespoke Child-Specific Subscription Services
Rock a Box Baby is a Customizable Baby Gift Box Set
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Food Waste-Preventing Devices
Food Waste-Preventing Devices
The Lora-Enabled Temperature Sensors Reduce Restaurant Food Waste
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3D-Printed Bike Accessories
3D-Printed Bike Accessories
Carbon and Specialized Have Partnered to Create 3D-Printed Bike Seats
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D2C Luxury Chocolates
D2C Luxury Chocolates
Nestlé UK's Website & Pop-Ups Help Consumers Create Bespoke Chocolate
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Women-Supporting Shopping Pop-Ups
Women-Supporting Shopping Pop-Ups
The Visa Everywhere Fashion Week Pop-Up Champions Female Leaders
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Eco-Friendly Poutine Packaging
Eco-Friendly Poutine Packaging
New York Fries Has Launched New Eco-Conscious Packaging
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Eco-Friendly Parcel Delivery Campaigns
Eco-Friendly Parcel Delivery Campaigns
Sendle Released Limited-Edition Climate Awareness Stickers
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Strategic Brand Typeface Swaps
Strategic Brand Typeface Swaps
IKEA Switches Its Verdana Typeface to Noto to Adapt to Languages
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Waste Material-Made Eyewear
Waste Material-Made Eyewear
Cubitts' Redux Collection is the Epitome of Experimental Glasses
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Anniversary-Celebrating Fall Apparel
Anniversary-Celebrating Fall Apparel
Target Will Launch Its Anniversary Collection on September 14
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Food Waste-Preventing Bakeries
Food Waste-Preventing Bakeries
Milk & Cookies Bakeshop Sells 'Cake Scraps in a Sad Box'
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Creative Storytelling Through Technology
Creative Storytelling Through Technology
A Talk with Director X, Prolific Canadian Content Creator
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Fashionable British Wool-Made Lines
Fashionable British Wool-Made Lines
The Prince of Wales & Holt Renfrew Boast the Campaign for Wool
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QR Code Bookstores
QR Code Bookstores
This Cashless Pop-Up Bookstore Only Sells One Book via a Window
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Mental Wellness Retail Spaces
Mental Wellness Retail Spaces
Lost + Found is Motivated by the Pains of Hardship & Overcoming Them
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Vegan Leather Bag Collections
Vegan Leather Bag Collections
Ela Aldorsson Debuts Her Luxe Fall 2019 Offerings on eBay
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Immersive Footwear Flagships
Immersive Footwear Flagships
PUMA's NYC Flagship Shares Customization, Interactivity & Experience
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eCommerce Image-Enhancing Apps
eCommerce Image-Enhancing Apps
The 'Glorify' App Creates Purchase-Inducing Product Images
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Whimsical Donut Shops
Whimsical Donut Shops
The New Pinkbox Doughnuts Location Boasts a Playful, Immersive Design
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Carbon-Neutral Furniture Brands
Carbon-Neutral Furniture Brands
Peninsula Furniture Boasts Modern Products with Two Goals in Mind
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Latin Culture-Inspired Pop-Ups
Latin Culture-Inspired Pop-Ups
The Latina Bodega by bybabba Boldly Celebrates Latinx Culture
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Sustainable Packaging Options
Sustainable Packaging Options
Sonoco Launched a Line of Packaging for its EnviroSense Initiative
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Grey-Inspired Sneaker Pop-Ups
Grey-Inspired Sneaker Pop-Ups
New Balance Honers Grey Day 2019 with a Temporary Hong Kong Location
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Recycling Awareness Beverage Ads
Recycling Awareness Beverage Ads
Coca-Cola's New Ads Asks Consumers to "Help Us Recycle"
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Camper Van Rental Services
Camper Van Rental Services
Honest Camper Provides Retro and Modern Vans for Off-Grid Travel
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Sticker-Centric Retail Experiences
Sticker-Centric Retail Experiences
StickerYou Boasts an Immersive Sticker Store & Museum in TO
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Unusual Artwork-Accented Fashion Stores
Unusual Artwork-Accented Fashion Stores
The Simone Rocha Store in Hong Kong Boasts Striking Decor
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Eco-Friendly Water-Soluble Bags
Eco-Friendly Water-Soluble Bags
The Solubag is Biodegradable in Both Cold and Hot Water
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Luxurious Car-Specific Suitcase Sets
Luxurious Car-Specific Suitcase Sets
McLaren Recently Launched a Customized Luggage Set for the GT
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Minimalist Children-Specific Restaurants
Minimalist Children-Specific Restaurants
Sneha Divias Atelier Designs a Children's Restaurant
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Fast Food Halloween Collections
Fast Food Halloween Collections
Taco Bell Unveils a Halloween Collection for Couples and Families
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Creatively-Focused Japanese Culture Brands
Creatively-Focused Japanese Culture Brands
b.Eautiful Allows People to Explore Japanese Culture
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Plastic-Free Fast Food Concepts
Plastic-Free Fast Food Concepts
'Better McDonald's' is Introducing Wooden Spoons & Edible Cups
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Holiday-Ready Pop-Up Retail Spaces
Holiday-Ready Pop-Up Retail Spaces
SHOWFIELDS Endures a Design Overhaul & Reopens September 20th
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Talking to Strangers
Talking to Strangers
Fascinating New Book by Malcolm Gladwell Releases Today
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Bright Modular Coworking Spaces
Bright Modular Coworking Spaces
The Watershed Toronto Offers Meeting and Work Spaces for All Needs
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