Category archives: Commercial

Inside the Surprisingly Zen and Green Office Space of OVH in Québec City

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About our correspondent: Olivier Pouliot is a commercial broker at Avison Young, primarily oriented towards office rental. He enjoys exploring the different “homes” of the workers and follows the new trends in design. The well-being goes through comfort, and all this is created by taking the time to choose the right place and the ideal way to arrange it. [...]

Inside Ma Brasserie: Oldest Montreal Leather Factory Turned Into a Microbrewery With Go-Van

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When Julien Roussin-Côté founder and captain of Go-Van fame told me he frequently parked his "condo" in front of Ma Brasserie in order to surf their free wifi, I thought there was a terrific storyline right there. I therefore organized a little private tour of the new Microbrewery established in Rosemont, Montréal. Inspiring across America The guy[...]

Le Royal: A Refreshing Speakeasy Quietly Nestled under Le Rouge-Gorge on Mont-Royal

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Pictures by Maxime Vincent ( @Maxvinceroswell ) The new jazz-era themed cocktail bar proposes and extensive selection of wines and spirits in a warm and cozy decor created by Atelier Zebulon Perron. The new venue alongside Le Rouge-Gorge upstairs certainly brings a breath of fresh air to the Mont-Royal strip, sometimes overlooked for newly established and[...]

12 Things to do in the Eastern Townships: Winter Edition

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It was about time we put the TRIP back in TOWER TRIP! Since I listed this charming Bed & Breakfast in the Eastern Townships, I decided to go out there and test the hospitality for myself. I brought along pretty face Vincent Malo and a couple of plaid shirts for a weekend that would become a bromance to remember. For more info about the B&B for sale, [...]

Buddha Station Rethinks the Fast Food Experience with 400 Square Feet Restaurants

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No cooks, no stoves, no cashiers, no problem. This fresh take on healthy fast-food called Buddha Station is the new brainchild of Christian Genest, known for his past success with the chain Sushi Taxi (recently acquired). The never settling entrepreneur / chef / traveler is making it very easy and affordable to eat something tasty & fresh in crowded o[...]

11 Fresh Office Spaces in Toronto - Via Notable.ca

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Our friends at Notable.ca made a really cool attempt at curating the best offices spaces in Toronto. Among them: SID LEE, Twitter, Autodesk and LinkedIn. Read full article and see all offices on: Notable.ca | An Inside Look: 11 of the Best Office Spaces in Toronto

Infopresse Unveils New Campus Space For Master Classes and Trainings

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Pictures by Jean-Sébastien Dénommé Created by architect Dominique Hamel with visual design by Studio Beau, the new open space located on the ground floor of the Infopresse building on Saint-Laurent is ready to host upcoming classes. Dedicated to the advertising and marketing professionals, Infopresse states the new campus will be the new epicenter of their [...]

Welcome to Boxotel : A Boutique Eco-Friendly Hotel in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles

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Additional 3D renders: Stefano Giacomello With the rising of different needs and offers in the travel & stay sector, new Montreal Boxotel hopes to attract the new generation of travellers who usually ditch the whole hotel concept for alternate means (read AirB&B). Created by Marie-Jeanne Rivard, host of the TV show Flip de Fille, the 20 rooms [...]

Office Alert: FH Studio Workspace Is Available For Sublet As Production Company Expands

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With so many creative companies on the move and sending us requests to share their sublet offer, maybe we should get in the business of classifieds? See previous stories here and here. This week the offer is from FH Studio, the production company vacating this 2200 sq/ft creative workspace in Griffintown (map). Obviously optimized for a production company ([...]

What Would You Make of This Former Art Deco Bank in Montreal?

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Creative birds, free spirits, entrepreneurs! Marie Champagne just listed this former art deco bank building on Plateau Mont-Royal (Laurier / Saint-Denis) and we are wondering what would you make of this space?  Art gallery? Coworking space? Secret society headquarters? We've explored a lot of creative spaces and offices so far, if you are looking for inspi[...]

Restaurant FIORELLINO: Flower Power in Montreal's International Quarter

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Story by Loretta Di Vita Photos by Anisha Patel Additional images from Fiorellino There's something so groovy about the '70s-inspired Italian snack bar-restaurant Fiorellino that makes you want to tuck daisies in your hair and peace sign everybody along the way to your table. Conceived by the four pillars of Buonanotte fame—Massimo Lecas, Angelo Leon[...]

Three Beautiful Vancouver Restaurants Designed by Scott & Scott Architects

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Scott & Scott Architects is the Vancouver based architecture and design practice of Susan and David Scott. We recently noticed three beautiful restaurants with minimal and modern design they created, sparkling life and a unique atmosphere into the venues.   Kinkao Restaurant When they designed this space, Scott & Scott Architects used materia[...]

Inside Infopresse Offices by Atelier Pierre Thibault in Montreal

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Story by Michèle Beauchamp-Roy Photos by Alain Laforest Additional Material by Alexis Caron-Côté I admit being a little excited when asked to cover one of Atelier Pierre Thibault’s project,  who - should I mention -  is one of Quebec greatest architect, mostly known for his residential projects in perfect symbiosis with nature. I had the privilege to visi[...]

Taktik Design Revamps The Sainte-Anne Academy, an Elementary School in Dorval

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Story via v2com Pictures by Maxime Brouillet Taktik Design is a team of creative artists that designs efficient institutional, commercial and residential spaces. They combine close relations with clients to ensure they can create and provide designs that are pragmatic. Their recent project was to redesign the Sainte-Anne Academy, an elementary school orig[...]