Mongrel Media

Location Toronto, Ontario
Status Completed 2004
Size 1,550 sq.ft / 145 m²
Partner Siamak Hariri

Located in the heart of Toronto’s Queen Street West arts district, the Mongrel Media film distribution office forms part of a larger design project containing two other programmatically related spaces, the Stephen Bulger photography gallery and Camera, a café-lounge, with which it shares a formal entrance. Mongrel Media occupies the second floor of a circa 1900 building, formerly a hardware store. The restored original features of the interior— tin ceilings, a brick exterior and an original fireplace—were selectively combined with contemporary interventions. A lead-coated copper canopy, oak and limestone flooring, and teak and oak windows compliment the preserved elements.