I have made a template in Illustrator CS5 as an
.ait file. Now I am wondering if it is possible to couple a certain workspace (
Like Freehand, etc.) to this template such that that workspace is used when the template is opened.
Illustrator workspaces are entirely independent of any document.
There is no function to tie a workspace to a particular document, template or otherwise.
I don't believe you can do this but why don't you drop the
Reference: Illustrator / Files and templates
or open by clicking at the top and you can select
You also didnt specify what version you are using. If you are using CS6 you can create a Template Layer.