Creative people love their independence, but sometimes it's nice to rub shoulders with some co-workers.

That's part of the idea behind the Queen City Hub at the Creative City Centre in downtown Regina.
Located at 1843 Hamilton St., it's being called Regina's first official shared working space for freelancers, artists, entrepreneurs and non-profit groups.

"The great thing about it is that even though our work worlds might be different we get to sort of be co-workers," said Jayden Pfeifer, an actor and improv artist who's a Hub board member. 

"Everybody has their own thing going on, but you also have the opportunity to interact and meet tons of people [you] wouldn't otherwise meet."

The Queen City Hub gives people access to shared office supplies and space for meetings, for example, says Jenn Bergen, who's also part of the team getting the Hub up and running. 

"There are a lot of people who work in coffee shops a lot of people who get together for impromptu meetings or different restaurants or places downtown," Bergen said. "What the Queen City Hub does is, it gives that a name."

A launch party is being held tonight, April 4, at 7 p.m. 

Regina acts Belle Plaine and Orphan Mother will be performing at the event.