Restoration Hardware has opened its new gallery format in Toronto, featuring what it said is a blending of retail, home and hospitality concepts.
The four-level, 70,000 square foot RH Toronto, The Gallery at Yorkdale, offers shoppers entire floors dedicated to RH Interiors, RH Modern and RH Outdoor. RH Toronto also includes an interactive design atelier featuring professional interior design services in a studio environment.
Intended as a grand-scale contemporary structure filled with fresh air and natural light, the company added, RH Toronto incorporates an expanse of glass-and-steel French doors that open onto a streetscape with ivy, geometric topiaries and towering trees rising out of a continuous boxwood hedge.
The new location also continues Restoration Hardware’s expansion of integrated culinary offerings by restaurateur and founding president of RH Hospitality, Brendan Sodikoff, including a café and bar.
“The vision for our new design galleries has been to blur the lines between residential and retail, and create spaces that are more home than store,” said Gary Friedman, RH chairman and CEO. “ The next logical step was to further blur the lines between home and hospitality, with an integrated restaurant, wine and coffee bar. What we are doing goes far beyond attaching a restaurant onto a store. What’s unique is we’ve created a completely integrated hospitality experience that reflects our taste, style and point of view. We’re proud to bring this first-of-its-kind concept to Toronto.”