Farrow & Ball unveils plans for new Toronto flagship showroomMarch 13, 2017
Farrow & Ball unveils plans for new Toronto flagship showroom
Think Retail is thrilled to announce that Farrow & Ball has found a new home for its flagship Toronto retail location, just two blocks north of their current site on Yonge Street in Rosedale.
The move from a heritage building to a modern space at 1128 Yonge Street nicely captures the brand’s adherence to tradition, while being on the cutting edge of design.
Farrow & Ball will occupy 1,323 sq. ft. in this new five-storey retail and office building at the corner of Yonge and Macpherson Avenue. This is a marquee development by Urbacon, one that is designed by Hermitage Architects and Lemay Architects.
Farrow & Ball clients will be delighted with the convenience of the building’s below-grade level 12-space parking garage.
Last summer, Think Retail partnered with JLL Real Estate to assist with Farrow & Ball’s Toronto real estate requirements and, while there are no stores planned at the moment, we are proud to continue working with this incredible brand as its exclusive Canadian broker.
This is a company that inspires extreme devotion for balancing its adherence to quality with innovation. Founded in 1946 by John Farrow & Richard Ball in England, the company makes its own crafted paint and paper at its factory in Wimborne, Dorset. Its production is never outsourced and its success is reflected in group sales figures that have close to tripled in the last decade to more than $90 million a year.
Farrow & Ball has an exclusive collection of showrooms around the globe—28 in the UK, 11 in Europe, 11 in the US, and one here in Canada.
The company is excited about unveiling the new Canadian flagship in April. Interior work is underway and the location will feature Farrow & Ball’s newest store design prototype.
Yonge Street really is the ideal space for a brand of this stature. Situated on the longest street in the world, Farrow & Ball’s only Canadian showroom is right at home amongst the opulent residences of Summerhill and Rosedale, as well as neighbouring retailers that feature the best in home and interior design.
The location—between Bloor and St. Clair— is well positioned to attract a core consumer demographic that spans affluent urban professionals, young cosmopolitans, and design-savvy individuals willing to invest in premium products.
Brand devotees can rest assured the new showroom is to showcase Farrow & Ball’s entire collection of 132 richly pigmented eco-friendly paint colours and handcrafted artisanal wallpaper designs. As well, the renowned expert showroom team will be on hand, offering advice and inspiration.
To find out more about Farrow & Ball visit www.farrow-ball.com or contact the Think Retail Team.