a place to work without distraction.

Unlike your local coffee shop, we have rock solid super-fast Internet, and a quiet work environment. Because of our awesome partnership with Dartmouth’s The Trainyard General Store, you’ll be working directly beside New Scotland Yard Cafe where you’ll find some of the best coffee in Halifax.

Shft is all about changing the workplace experience by “shifting” the mindset about how we use work spaces. Your office shouldn’t be a place to avoid. You should love going to work every single day, so we’ve created a work environment with exactly that goal in mind.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or work remotely for another employer we have options to accommodate any level of commitment… even for those afraid of settling down.

Who says having an office needs to be expensive?



$5 / Hour

Afraid of commitment? Start hourly! For the cost of a cup of milked up coffee, you can try us out for an hour and experience our work space first hand.



$15 / Day

In town for a couple days? Save some cash with our Shft Daily rate. You get unlimited access to our coworking space all day long.



$50 / Week

Ready to settle in? Our weekly members not only save over the daily rates, but also get discounted coffee from the shop next door.


Also available, an unlimited use monthly subscription at even better per-hour rates!



Need a meeting space for up to 12 people? Look no further! But book soon; it’s subject to availability.

How it Works

  1. Click above to select the hours, days or weeks you’d like to book. Don’t worry too much about picking the wrong hours, unless we’re completely booked up, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to change ’em up later on if you need to!
  2. We’ll send over a welcome package that describes everything you need to know, including: how to get to The Trainyard General Store, where to find the co-working space within the store, the WiFi name and password, coffee coupons, lockable storage info, and finally who to talk to at Trainyard if you need a hand.
  3. That’s all there is to it! Show up for your very first hour, open up your laptop, connect to our blazing fast WiFi and head straight to work.



Coffee or Tea

Our weekly members get discounted caffeine from New Scotland Yard Cafe right next door!

Reliable Internet

Tired of your Internet having poor performance? Come try us out.


Bulk pricing is available for two or more members of the same company.

Founding Members

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    — AFrame Office Planning —
  • AFrame

    — AFrame Office Planning —
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    — Websavers Inc —
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    — Lemon Dogs —

Come check us out!

You’ll find your next workplace within The Trainyard General Store at 53 Portland Street, just between New Scotland Yard Emporium & The Portland Street Creperie. We’re just one block up from the Alderney Ferry Terminal! Click here for a map.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:30a – 5p

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