The Commons
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Community Collaboration

The Commons at the Public Building is an innovative business centre, providing space, services, and supports to entrepreneurs and community on the Peninsula. Together with the entrepreneurs, artists, and organizations that share our space, we offer:

  • engaging space for business development and creation
  • access to shared skills + expertise
  • increased motivation; decreased isolation
  • expanded professional networks; and
  • local, community resources


You Need

We're putting the needs of the local entrepreneur first to drive economic development on the Peninsula.

With affordable access to space to work and business services like printing and equipment rentals, we know your potential as a small business owner, freelancer, artist, or community organization is truly unlimited. 

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The Commons


Offers an opportunity for artisan producers in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Marketplace is an affordable, fixed retail market that connects producers in our region with buyers and allows for entrepreneurs to test their products, collect feedback and accelerate their business to the next level.

  • Low-cost, seasonal storefront space to pilot +  sell
  • Connections to support services to help with everything from grants to business plans
  • Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs
  • Direct access to tourism customers through bus tours, groups, and main street presence