Famend for its each day choices, the Toronto brunch establishment Woman Marmalade and her loyal followers can now dine in an area that meets their tastes. Their newly renovated area, designed by Omar Gandhi Architect in collaboration with SvN, is positioned on an upcoming stretch of Broadview Avenue, simply north of Dundas Avenue, within the east of town.
A protracted, slender, darkish constructing has been remodeled right into a vibrant, heat area that is a superb exploration of scale, proportions, materiality, and light-weight. The surface entrance retains the unique brick facade, whereas a brand new massive entrance window permits passers-by to see the inside. The cedar cladding accentuates the getting old brick and can develop its personal patina over time to finish it.
A small entrance opens onto a vibrant three-story area on the entrance of the eating room, whereas uncovered beams are a nod to the previous lives of the eating places. The primary and second ranges supply seating and embrace a non-public eating room in the back of the constructing. New home windows at the back and front of the area, in addition to skylights, present plentiful mild, even in overcast climate, when the Baltic birch inside end is at all times homogeneous.
The companies and visitors are positioned laterally, whereas the kitchen is positioned on the rear of the constructing, on the primary flooring, with the identical opening as its earlier location. A small addition on the again permits a bit of extra space for the kitchen and the eating room. Quite a few wallplants and heat brass accents complement the nice and cozy inside palette.
The birch inside end of the Baltic Sea creates a seamless backdrop for the pure daylight that traces its course within the restaurant throughout a day. The Baltic birch unfolds from the wall to create a bench on each ranges. It’s extruded to kind espresso bars and opened to create slots for suspended fixtures. The vary of wooden supplies is homogenous all through the eating room, from inside door finishes to wood window frames and publish extensions. The fastidiously ready wall crops enliven the area and supply acoustic aid to busy crowds on the weekend brunch. The nice and cozy brass accents of the fixtures add to the heat of the inside supplies palette.