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Shopify cancels events at L.A. space for entrepreneurs amid coronavirus concerns

The Ottawa headquarters of Canadian e-commerce company Shopify are pictured on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
March 04, 2020 - 1:16 PM

TORONTO - Shopify Inc. says it is postponing all events, one-on-one appointments and workshops at its Los Angeles entrepreneurs' space.

The Ottawa-based e-commerce company says evolving public health concerns around a novel coronavirus prompted the decision.

Shopify says it was a hard choice to make, but the company believes it is the best option for everyone's health and safety.

Shopify promises that it will be monitoring the outbreak closely and will provide further updates about the space over the next few weeks.

Last week, coronavirus concerns caused Shopify to cancel its annual Unite conference that was due to be held in May in Toronto.

Shopify's Los Angeles space hosts product demos, workshops, talks and other events aimed at solving the biggest challenges the company's merchants face.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2020.

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