Holiday Films

Toronto, Ontario

Office seating area with Barcelona chairs, leather sofa and French walnut accent wall

Holiday Films Production Studio is a 2,700 sq. ft. commercial office and production studio space situated on the north-east corner of King Street West and John Street in Toronto. Built in 1903, the Eclipse White Wear Building is a four-storey factory listed as a Toronto Heritage property, owned and operated by Ed Mirvish Enterprises.

The production studio enjoys a long-standing relationship with the vibrant street and passersby. The intent was to provide our client with a sophisticated open office environment while maintaining a playful aspect in the design.

Office desk area, with built in place white desk with red backsplashes
Open office space in Timber framed Toronto office building

The scope of work included renovating the existing structure while preserving its historical integrity. We combined two existing office spaces into one open-concept production studio with four private offices, one large boardroom, a directors’ lounge, espresso bar, kitchen and reception lounge.

Photography:
Altius Architecture
and Emily Nieves

Office kitchen space with exposed utilities and structure
Private office with finished concrete floor and exposed structure and utilities

The result is an inviting, contemporary space encircling an extraordinary boardroom, enclosed by milk glass and juxtaposed with a brick arcade of window openings. Materials used include: exposed concrete, Douglas fir, brick, milk glass, white-lacquered cabinetry, walnut millwork, hot rolled steel, aluminum, carpet tile, and acoustic panels.

The aesthetic is modest and clean, and supports a functional and flexible workspace.

Office boardroom with laminated wood meeting table and Milk Glass walls