To simply call last week’s Lanehouse on Bartlett preview party a success would be doing a disservice to the incredible team that put together what is sure to be remembered as one of spring 2014’s most well attended and elaborate events.
From the excellent food provided by The County General to the meticulously crafted two-storey model suite, everything about the event was executed with the precision that only a seasoned team of development veterans could hope to achieve.
What immediately caused guests’ jaws to drop was the venue. Lanehouse on Bartlett is a former yarn factory in Bloordale that will be re-imagined by developer Curated Properties, becoming some of Toronto’s first lane way homes. The event was hosted in a portion of the former factory and guests were treated to a preview of the aesthetic that will define the project. The space boasted soaring ceilings and was replete with exposed brick and industrial finishes.
Secondly, the concept underpinning the festivities was both unique and reflective of Lanehouse on Bartlett’s innovative approach to development and design. The theme of the night was “re-make” and the Lanehouse team invited the Bissell Bomber to yarn bomb the venue. A type of graffiti that uses colourful yarn to cover urban spaces, yarn bombing is a movement that became popular in New York’s hippest neighbourhoods and has now taken root in Toronto. Together with design collective Fugitive Glue, Bissell Bomber created Toronto’s first Yarn Bar, a compelling 18 foot visual centrepiece in what served as the main party area.
Get an eyeful of our photos of the party and the two-storey model suite below:
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Photos by James Bombales