Leaside Centre, Toronto
In keeping with the motto of this family-run market,
“a fresh tradition,” specialty fresh service areas the
retailer is known for (deli, cheese, meat and seafood, fresh roasted coffee, bakery, etc.) are distributed throughout the floor plan and augmented by
new offerings, including a fresh-cut fruit and vegetable
bar, coffee roaster and tea bar, chocolatier, and more.
Corks, a new craft beer and wine bar, is perched above
the store in a loft. The 48,000-square-foot space, originally a turn-of-the-century train engine repair shop,
features expansive windows and clerestory glazing.
Massive chandeliers, inspired by rail station chandeliers, warm the 40-foot-high ceiling recesses without
dwarfing the merchandise below. Signage and graphics—stylistically informed by the landmark building’s
era—tie into the theme of fresh ideas and family roots.
Specialized fixture inserts identify feature categories.
Architect: Scoler Lee & Associates Architects Inc. Toronto,
Design: Watt International Toronto, ON, Canada
Electrical/Lighting: Hammerschlag & Joffe Toronto, ON, Canada
Fixture Contractor: Canada’s Best Store Fixtures Woodbridge, ON,
Fixture Contractor: O’Connell Store Fixtures Oakville, ON, Canada
Furniture/Upholstery: Design Republic Toronto, ON, Canada
General Contracting: Rochon Building Corp. York, ON, Canada
In-Store Signage: Canadian Sign Systems Ltd. Port Perry, ON,
Lighting: Cooper Lighting Mississauga, ON, Canada
Lighting: Franklin Empire Toronto, ON, Canada
Refrigeration: Neelands Burlington, ON, Canada
Retailer: Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Vaughan, ON, Canada
Solid Surface: Armstrong Ceilings Scarborough, ON, Canada
Stone/Tile: Olympia Tile Toronto, ON, Canada
Wall Treatment: Metro Wallcoverings Concord, ON, Canada