Self-employed workers and other consultants see it as an opportunity to increase their credibility in the eyes of their clients and business partners. Indeed, it is much more reassuring for them to find that you can afford to have an office in a popular neighborhood like Old Montreal, unlike if you work from home. This shows them that you have a large (probably loyal) customer base that allows you to generate considerable income.
Many SMEs and start-ups appreciate the great freedom that private offices offer them. At any time of the year, if you wish, you can leave your office without penalty if you have chosen monthly rental. So tenants who have to leave their office suddenly are not forced to continue paying rent for the rest of the year, as they should with a commercial lease, which imposes a long-term commitment.