Location: Riverside Area, Toronto, ON
Size: 1500 sq.ft
After receiving numerous awards, Canadian renowned chef Sean McDonald wanted to test his talents in Toronto. CU was to design a modern space suitable for this edgy and innovative food guru and his bold culinary pieces. In addition, it was essential to update the existing kitchen to accommodate contemporary appliances and create a well-planned utility space.
When conceiving the main space, designers wanted to visually broaden the former bakery café and create a dining area with natural and light materials. The concept also involved a signature Creative Union’s perforated CNC details. Novel geometries were used to accentuate material textures and hide unwanted utilities such as radiators. In addition, the renovation was a testing ground for an innovative “ceasarstone thermoforming” technology, where the large sheets of quart’s surface are curved into shape using heat.
The new restaurant brings the sense of calm unusual in bustling Toronto. The minimalistic room, washed in light woods and various grey hues, is enlivened with plants and warmed up by felt accents. The uncluttered dining space compliments sophisticated culinary experience bringing a focused attention to the food on the table.