Pinterest last week announced the opening up of a new office location that will become its future home to the Toronto team starting next spring.
“Scaling our Toronto office is a top priority for us this year, including the new addition of an engineering team, so we can continue to serve Pinners and grow our sales coverage for all types of Canadian advertisers,” Erin Elofson, head of Canada and APAC, Pinterest, told IT World Canada.
Pinterest is moving into three floors of 85 Richmond St. West (an Oxford Properties building) in Toronto with the entire third floor dedicated to open meeting spaces and promoting a collaborative working environment.
Following the first Pinterest Canada office opening in 2018, Pinterest says this will be the largest scaling Pinterest has done in the country.
The company will be beginning to reopen its offices in a phased approach when it is safe to do so and most roles will be hybrid, Ashley Mossman, communications manager for Pinterest Canada, told the publication.
“The Toronto office will be a central hub for Canadian teams to meet, collaborate and physically contribute to the Pinterest culture. At Pinterest, we believe people do their best work where they are most inspired, so we want to create an office that gives employees a space to find inspiration when they need it. While the future of physically returning to work will be a phased approach and most roles will be hybrid, we look forward to coming together when it’s safe to do so,” said Mossman.
Additionally, Toronto was recently also named Pinterest’s first international engineering hub outside the U.S. The company says Toronto will grow to include approximately half of Pinterest’s Shopping engineering team and members of the Toronto team will directly build the shopping technology that will drive Pinterest’s growth over the next 10 years
This year, the company noted, the Canada team is set to expand with over 50 new hires across engineering, sales, insights and marketing, and Elofson is currently searching for a Canada Country Manager to backfill her position.