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Out Now: What’s Inside Our Small Spaces Issue

Turns out, you can live large while living small – all it takes is good design

By Designlines

Small spaces abound in Toronto. It’s the reality of living in a city with long narrow lots, residential conversions and the non-stop construction of condo towers. But what these homes lack in metres squared, they make up for in sustainability, a stronger urban fabric and a lower cost of construction. It’s quality over quantity, an ethos that our Small Spaces issue’s featured designers and architects, including COMN Architects, Creative Union NetworkJohnson Chou and Bhavesh and Reena Mistry, embraced wholeheartedly. It’s an approach we’ve always been happy to endorse as well, and in this issue, you’ll find:

  • Four homes – a condo, a loft, and two houses – that redefine small-space living;
  • Our take on Gusto 501, Partisans’ new multi-storey, multi-kitchen and multi-bar Italian restaurant;
  • Three new developments spurred on by the Eglinton Crosstown;
  • A trio of landscape treatments in the heart of the city, featuring Eden Tree Design, Fox Whyte and Earth and Sole;
  • Our updated guide to Toronto’s best places to shop, along with furniture made to fit small spaces;
  • Plus, we spoke to designer Lani Adeoye, who adapted the hourglass silhouette of West African talking drums to her new lighting collection, and Pascal Paquette, whose skateboard company L’État brought together his passions for street art and skateboarding;
  • And much, much more.

Buy a print or digital copy of our Small Spaces issue today, or even better, subscribe now and never miss what’s next in design. Want to take a step into the past? Grab back issues here.


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