Local Entrepreneur Helping Local Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Church on SydneyA quick text from a friend ignited an idea in the mind of local entrepreneur Brock Frost, which then set him on a quest for the right business location.  That quest led him to a unique building in Downtown Cornwall that was perfect for this new business.  Running on the fast track would be an understatement, as this new business will be officially opened on March 15th – just 10 weeks after ignition.

The Church On Sydney is a collaborative workspace aimed at providing freelancers, startups, entrepreneurs and independents the space and resources they need to grow their ideas. And yes, the building was formerly a church complete with stained glass windows, great acoustics  and the original hardwood floors.

“This building is perfect for our purpose,” stated Mr. Frost.  “Business is changing.  Many entrepreneurs are tired of working at home or in a cubicle, and there are more and more freelancers than ever before who need space to conduct business.  The Church On Sydney can provide that space and the services they need, while being affordable.”

The Church has been updated and features a reception area, various mixes of tables and chairs and couches, all conducive to working and/or meeting with clients.  Services are anything and everything a business professional would need – WIFI, copier, fax, email address, coffee, etc.  Use of The Church On Sydney facilities is open to members from 9am to 6pm weekdays. There are several different membership levels to choose from, depending on your needs.

There is also an opportunity for the community to make use of The Church On Sydney as well.

“The facility will be available for bookings on evenings and weekends for special events and meetings,” explained Mr. Frost.  “The acoustics are wonderful here which makes it a great location for events such as CD launches, and it is also perfect for business meetings, conferences and various get togethers.”

Although The Church On Sydney has been open for business for the past 10 days, the official grand opening will be held Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 7pm.  Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. For more information call 613-932-2665 or visit

Entrepreneurs in Action

Entrepreneurs in Action is an initiative by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre to profile small to medium-sized businesses that have recently opened in Cornwall, S.D. & G. and Akwesasne. To see all of the current profiles, please visit the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre website: