Lokaal beginnings…

Lokaal (the Dutch word for local) was launched in October 2018 by local area residents and entrepreneurs Heather Dubbeldam and Kevin McIntosh of award-winning Dubbeldam Architecture + Design as a means to bring creative entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and disciplines together in one space to network, innovate and share expertise. It was also a way to breathe new life into an old building and revitalize a landmark corner in a burgeoning neighbourhood, with the goal of cultivating a creative hub in the community. To see how Lokaal came together, check out this Instagram post with the sequence photos.

The ground floor retail spaces feature cool indie coffee shop Wallace Espresso and an international creative agency Dog and Pony Studios, whose founder has roots in our community.


While it is great to work in a bright, beautifully designed space that inspires you, it is our member community that will bring the greatest value to your small business. Meet some of the great people who are making Lokaal an amazing place to work.