By Lori Bosworth
The Toronto Modern Home Tour takes place on Saturday, June 7, 2014 and we’re giving away two tickets. The self-guided driving tour features six homes throughout Toronto, which demonstrate outstanding modern architectural design and which are open to tour visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the exception of 22 Grange Avenue). Tickets for the Toronto Modern Home Tour can be purchased online and are $30 in advance and $40 the day of the tour.
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1294 College Street (at Lansdowne Avenue), designed by Spaces by Rohan, is a small home in Little Portugal built in a previous driveway and features radiant floors, interior glass walls, roof-top cedar deck, and 95% LED-based lighting inside.
22 Grange Avenue (Dundas Street West and Beverley Street) is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. only. Pachter Hall, the 3,200 square foot home and studio of Charles Pachter, and Moose Factory, Charles Pachter’s galleries, were designed by Teeple Architects and have won several architectural awards.
235 Cedarvale Avenue (at Woodbine Avenue and Lumsden Avenue) designed by Nano Design Build Inc., features geometric linear design, featuring continuous, clean lines that define the space throughout.
106 Russett Avenue (at Dufferin Avenue and Bloor Street West) is a three-story, single-family house, designed by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited and built on a typical long and narrow lot. The traditional red brick front façade conceals a light and airy interior.
Two other homes that are part of the tour include:
92 South Kingsway (Bloor Street West and Jane Street): A modern renovation and addition by LineBox Studio to an older Swansea residence includes a green building design in sustainable matter.
781 Craven Road: This 566 sq. ft. home designed by LineBox Studio, features a loft style, creating a feeling of spaciousness despite the home’s size.
Tour participants can rest at the tour’s rest stop: the STACKLAB showroom, a Toronto-based multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio led by Jeff Forrest. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and browse examples of modern furniture.