The Information technology, Communications and Entertainment (ICE) practice at Mars in Toronto announced Friday the opening of a new space to help mobile and web startups. The new space for entrepreneurs, called the Mars Commons, is a 6,000 square foot facility with workspace for 50 entrepreneurs, a boardroom, four meeting rooms, and a kitchen, the ICE said in a release. "The MaRS Commons, which complements our existing incubator, is designed as a focal point for Toronto's burgeoning web and mobile technology ecosystem, combining a great space with community, education, networking and mentorship," Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of the Mars Discovery District, said in a statement. The ICE said a group of 50 entrepreneurs will be selected to work in the Mars Commons based on their “uncommon ideas, uncommon talent and uncommon hustle.” The release added that 60 mentors, a majority of them volunteers, will join the commons to provide expertise and connections. Founding sponsors of the Mars Commons project are Globalive Communications Corp. and Wind Mobile, Postmedia Network Inc. and the University of Toronto, the release said.