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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.

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

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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.MARK BLINCH/Reuters

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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.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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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.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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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.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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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.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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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.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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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.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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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.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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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.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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The fireplace room features a set of rearrangeable letters on one the wall.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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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.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The blue floor features a DJ booth, stocked and ready to scratch.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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DJ medicineman was on hand for the office’s grand opening Tuesday.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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Meanwhile, on the red floor employees can stretch their musical muscles in the office’s music studio.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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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.MARK BLINCH/Reuters

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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.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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

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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.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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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.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The terrace also features patio furniture for employees to use.MARK BLINCH/Reuters

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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.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The office also has a billiards room and foosball table.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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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.MARK BLINCH/Reuters

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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.MARK BLINCH/Reuters

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