May 21, 2024

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Move over King St. East, there is a new design district in town

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The red carpet was rolled out, craft cocktails flowed, and an exciting buzz was palpable as guests gathered in the Castlefield Design District during the last week of September to get a sneak peek of some of the new showrooms in the area.

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In case you haven’t heard, the Castlefield Design District in Toronto has undergone an exciting expansion, becoming a hub for shoppers and design enthusiasts.

Think King St. West but with more extensive showrooms and no pesky parking issues.

“The curation of respected quality luxury brands is now together in one central area,” explains designer Jessica Cinnamon of Jessica Cinnamon Design. “This provides a unique, thorough shopping experience, where we as designers and our clients can truly experience the best in home design products today.”

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The district now hosts new showrooms featuring sought-after brands, including Au Lit Fine Linens and the renowned Italian company Calligaris.

“We are excited to have moved to Toronto’s premiere design destination in the Castlefield Design District,” says owner Richard Sakic. “Our commitment is to provide an unparalleled shopping experience for those with an urban sensibility and for design enthusiasts seeking to discover the finest in modern Italian design, all meticulously crafted in Europe.”

The creation of their showroom was a meticulous process. Sakic collaborated closely with the Calligaris design team in Italy and the accomplished Italian Architect Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri.

Together, they crafted a space with a carefully curated furniture selection designed to leave a lasting impression. “Every detail was carefully considered, with a focus on stimulating the senses and evoking an emotional response,” Sakic explains. As you enter their showroom, the intention is clear: to transport you to a warm, inviting, and intimate world.”

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In the post-pandemic era, the way we shop has evolved. There’s a growing desire for meaningful connections, which extends to our retail experiences.

Sakic recognizes the importance of offering a tailored shopping encounter. “We focus on providing a personalized shopping experience that caters to individual needs and desires while aiding in decision-making,” he notes.

As in-person shopping stages its comeback, it’s handy to know there is a distinct area of the city where you can go and be completely immersed in design inspiration for your home.

Designer Rebecca Hay of Rebecca Hay Designs Inc. underscores the remarkable surge of luxury brands making their mark in the district, with Calligaris at the forefront.

Hay raves, “Here, within arm’s reach, you’ll uncover a captivating range of home products, spanning furniture and lighting to tiles and fabrics. It’s a one-stop shop for all your design desires, with the added bonus of ample parking. Toronto’s Castlefield District is undeniably evolving as an authentic design destination.”

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