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Take a tour of Google's new Toronto office

Google aims to influence the way employees work and relate to each other in the company’s new downtown Toronto space, which is having a grand opening on Tuesday.

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An Android figurine sits on the welcome desk at Google Canada’s new office in downtown Toronto.

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Patrick Pichette, the company’s senior vice-president and chief financial officer, snaps photos of guests as they tour the new space.

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A variety of lounge areas can be found throughout the office’s five floors, encouraging employees to collaborate with one another.

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This Android logo is made up of hundreds of pieces of Rubik cubes contributing to the branding effort throughout the office.

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Each of the office’s five floors are colour-coded, based on company colours, and features individually styled and stocked “micro-kitchens” to encourage employees to travel between floors.

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Each meeting room or area is individually styled as well. Staff can write on walls and windows with dry erase markers in this one.

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Small phone booths offer privacy for employees looking for a quiet space as well as dedications to famous Canadians. This one pays homage to singer Céline Dion.

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Mike Pegg, who works in Google Maps at the company's headquarters in California, shows the many functionalities of the software and hardware that make the app possible.

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A variety of furniture can be found throughout the office. Communications manager Andrew Swartz explains the choices to visitors at the office.

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Google says it designed every corner of the office to meet the different needs and wants of their workforce. This is the fireplace room.

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The fireplace room features a set of rearrangeable letters on one the wall.

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The Tent is another alternative meeting space in the office. “It was inspired by a woods prospector tent, with sort of an urban twist,” the architectural firm’s Annie Bergeron told the Globe.

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The blue floor features a DJ booth, stocked and ready to scratch.

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DJ medicineman was on hand for the office’s grand opening Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, on the red floor employees can stretch their musical muscles in the office’s music studio.

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Each floor’s kitchen is individually decorated, but all include coffee, refrigerated beverages and a wall of snacks. Company messages are written in binary code in this one.

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All provided food has a focus on health. Each item in the office’s many kitchens is labelled with its nutritional information.

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The snacks are provided to employees free of charge. One floor even has gluten-free snacks.

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The unique design of the office’s work and social spaces extends to the booths in the cafeteria where employees can eat as well as work.

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Many of Google’s offices have unique features. The Toronto office’s quirkiest may just be this putting green on the outside terrace.

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The terrace also features patio furniture for employees to use.

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Google has spread out its play areas throughout the office rather than keeping them all in one spot. Video game machines can be found in one area.

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The office also has a billiards room and foosball table.

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The company’s commitment to health extends beyond the food offered in the kitchens. There is a gym facility just for employees to enjoy.

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The entire office is well supported for the technology used by its employees, enabling folks to take their work to any area on any floor and still remain as productive as they would be plugged in at their desks.

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