Category archives: Commercial

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[...]

A Tour of The Brand New Offices of Women Activewear Brand Lolë Inside The Old Viger Station

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About our correspondent: Olivier Auger is a young and recent graduate from the school of digital media. He collaborates on multiples projects for independent videogame developers, photo studios and digital marketing agencies. After his studies in sociology, Olivier chose to focus on digital media production and content creation. He loves his hometown and wan[...]

Kollectif Releases Epic Photos From Inside Montreal's Empty Olympic Tower

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The fine folks at Kollectif and architectural photographer Olivier Blouin got together yesterday to release these epic pictures took inside the Olympic Tower. The 7 floors office space that remained empty from the 80's will finally be home to new tenants: Le Mouvement Desjardins. Beautiful, mysterious and brutal, these pictures will capture the imagination [...]

New Wine Bar M.Mme to Open on Posh Laurier West in Montreal

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There's a new address on the posh section of Laurier Ouest to have a tasteful happy hour with clients or a discreet lunch with the mistress. The decor is warm and classy with its stones and wood essences surrounding the tables and bar.   A vast wine cellar  When the Istanboulian brothers, Hovig Kalanjian (Toi & Moi Café) and Stelio Perombelon[...]

Shopify Montreal Moves Into Massive New Offices in The Aimia Tower

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With plans to hire more than 150 software developers, data engineers and project managers in the upcoming months, Canadian tech company Shopify recently moved its operations to the Aimia Tower near Square-Victoria in Montréal. For the occasion, Founder and CEO is Tobi Lütke, and Jean-Michel Lemieux, SVP of Engineering engaged in an uplifting fireside chat fo[...]

New Restaurant Foiegwa by Gauley Brothers Being Built in Saint-Henri

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This story is part of our collaboration series with GURU Energy Drink, read all previous articles here.  Toby and Taylor Gauley were involved with construction from an early age, thanks to their father who was in the business of building and renovating luxury residences in the Laurentians and the West-Island. Now both in their thirties, they run their o[...]

JATOBA RESTAURANT IN MONTREAL: YOU FIRST EAT WITH YOUR EYES

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Many will confirm, the Jatoba restaurant is one of the best tables in downtown Montreal. Yet, the sensory balance that co-owner Alexandre Besnard and interior designer Amlyne Phillips have achieved between warmth and refinement is just as impressive as chef Olivier Vigneault's menu. Nicolas Urli, also co-owner of the restaurant, provides us with more [...]

Trying Two New South-West Food Joints With Youtube Vlogger MTL Food Snob

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This story is part of our collaboration series with GURU Energy Drink who provides good energy to those who want to do greater things. Catch up with all previous stories here.   To submit her story to our Montreal Makers Series, An Tran produced a custom made video just for the occasion, inviting us to discover her Youtube channel MTL Food S[...]

SID LEE Architecture and Massivart Put a Fresh Paint on Hotel W Restaurant

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The new Hotel W restaurant concept E.A.T. (Être Avec Toi) developed by NYC firm BPC (by Peter Chase) just re-opened its doors to the public in Montreal after a great amount of transformation. SID LEE Architecture wanted to bring radical change to the restaurant experience in hope to attract a new / trendier crowd and bring back the W Hotel restaurant top of [...]

Enchanting Sutton Vineyard Is Looking for New Epicurean Owner

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Acquiring a vineyard is probably the ultimate and most epicurean luxury. We were therefore delighted when Marie-Piers Barsalou, a Sotheby's agent who specializes in the Eastern Townships properties, came to us with this story. Located in the Sutton Mountains of southern Quebec, the Chapelle Ste Agnès vineyard was established in 1997 by Henrietta Antony, a[...]

WLKN Store New Laval Retail Space Designed by HATEM D Architecture

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With now five stores open and plans for expansion across all Canada, WLKN describes itself as the biggest canadian streetwear closet. Their new store opened last week in Carrefour Laval was created by design & architecture firm HATEM D. The whole boutique's concept revolves around a central wooden alley that creates a main perspective towards a dark cube[...]