Do the De­sign Dis­trict Hop

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Where our in­trepid DL ex­plor­ers un­cov­ered neigh­bour­hood charms

What is your name?

Myr­iam Cou­turier

What have you done for us lately?

I walked around the King West, Lib­erty Vil­lage and Queen West ar­eas, vis­it­ing stores and show­rooms, chat­ting with own­ers/man­agers and check­ing out new prod­ucts to in­clude in this year’s is­sue – ev­ery­thing from high chairs to crys­tal chan­de­liers to er­gonomic of­fice fur­ni­ture.

What ac­ces­sories could you not live with­out on your walk?

My phone! I took a bunch of notes, fol­low-up in­for­ma­tion and prod­uct pic­tures, plus used Google maps when my (okay) nav­i­ga­tion skills led me astray. Also, a good pair of boots, since I walked for hours in un­sea­son­ably warm rainy weather.

What is your name?

Evan Pavka

What have you done for us lately?

I up­dated the Mid­town store list­ings and got fa­mil­iar with the up­scale show­rooms there. Bower’s el­e­gant Arch Mir­ror on view at Hol­lace Cluny (p. 92), and South Hill Home’s re­fined new out­post (p. 94) were stand­outs.

How did you kick back in the ‘hood when you needed a break?

Be­ing a huge nerd, noth­ing beats grab­bing a large black cof­fee and pe­rus­ing the stacks at the Toronto Ref­er­ence Li­brary in be­tween bites at Rose and Sons diner.

What is your name?

Ker­ala Woods

What have you done for us lately?

I up­dated the store list­ings in the Queen and King East area. From the cur­va­ceous Jaime Hayon­de­signed Vuelta chair at Av­enue Road (p. 81) to the ir­re­sistible Go­ta­m­ago greet­ing cards at Labour of Love (p. 81), it was an ex­er­cise in self-con­trol.

How did you kick back in the ‘hood when you needed a break?

Box­car So­cial in River­side was the per­fect hang­out in be­tween vis­its.

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