Major Tom's New HQ: Back in Yaletown with a forward vision
Get ready, Vancouver. Ground control has a new postal code.
Major Tom has officially left the capsule — moving out of our longtime Beatty Street headquarters in downtown Vancouver. But our agency, a staple of the city’s thriving marketing and tech industries for more than 22 years, hasn't moved far away.
In fact, our new office is something of a homecoming.
Located in the heart of Yaletown, Major Tom is now officially operating out of 1090 Homer Street, #490! At the center of a neighborhood filled with tasty eats, agency peers, and industry innovators, the new office sees Major Tom join a host of forward-looking Vancouver businesses while returning, very literally, to where it all began for us.
After all, the new location is only steps from our very first home base (as 6S Marketing) at 1120 Hamilton Street.
Of course, no business makes a decision this large in a vacuum. So why now?
Commitment to the hybrid workstyle
According to Major Tom’s CEO Lyn Bryan,
“While we cherish the opportunity to collaborate and connect with our teammates face-to-face, it’s become increasingly clear that a hybrid work environment is the future of our agency.
Not only does a hybrid approach let us leverage top talent from across North America, but it gives the team the flexibility to bring their best to the business, wherever life takes them. We don’t mandate specific days in the office, or have a quota each week. It’s totally flexible and up to each person. We trust our team to own their impact, so we certainly trust them to know where they work best.
With that in mind, the larger space — chosen during a very different era of the industry — was no longer the best fit for our agency.
We’re thrilled to have found a mission control that connects our teams in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, and beyond, while still offering the space for in-office collaboration between our local experts and our client partners. Major Tom will always maintain our strong ties to Vancouver, and we’re so happy to be back home in Yaletown, where we can contribute to a vibrant, thriving neighborhood.”
Of course, the move isn’t all about timing.
An eco-friendly step towards sustainability and commuter convenience
The new office brings its own set of advantages for our growing agency, including a carbon zero/carbon-neutral build that perfectly fits Major Tom’s evolving sustainability goals.
Its proximity to the Yaletown-Roundhouse SkyTrain station (among other transit options) also simplifies the team’s journey to the office, whether they’re commuting within the city or arriving from out of town.
And, of course, several of our team members are eager to revisit their favorite lunch spots. Minami, anyone?
What about the old office? As the agency’s time at Beatty comes to a close, the BC Indigenous Housing Society (BCIHS) has officially made it their new headquarters! BCIHS is a registered charity that is dedicated to providing safe, attainable housing for Indigenous individuals and families living in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. It’s a hugely important mission, and we’re thrilled to be leaving our former home in good hands.
Still, while the agency is committed to a hybrid culture, that doesn’t mean we won’t be meeting, working, and socializing in the flesh.
On top of our ongoing commitment to build face-to-face relationships with our client partners, next week will see the entire Major Tom team from across Canada and the U.S. touch down in Vancouver for the agency’s annual holiday party. That’s just one part of our plan to maintain personal relationships in an industry that’s inherently creative, collaborative, and social.
For the time being, our message is simple:
Our doors are open, and we’re currently hiring new team members to help us take the future of the industry by storm.