Let’s play a little game of free association.

When we say a word or phrase, you respond with the first word or phrase that pops into your mind. Alright, let’s go…


If you’re a Torontonian, then you probably responded with “Queen West”. Why? Well, from a psychologist’s point of view, it’s because Queen West is the city’s art hub and folks in Toronto associate the area with culture and creativity.

The folks at Edition/Richmond are well-aware of this and have decided to inject even more artistic appeal into their already appealing project. Curated Properties, the developer behind Edition/Richmond, has invited the interior design firm, Cecconi Simone and AUDAXarchitecture to transform a former auto garage into an art space to exhibit the 20 townhomes that comprise the development.

The Queen West area is characterized by turn of the century row houses and the art space that’s being created will present a modern interpretation of the “Queen West townhome”.

We’re hesitant to call something this artistically informed a sales centre…

So what’s the inspiration behind the Edition/Richmond design? Cecconi Simone and AUDAX also handled the interior design and architecture for the 20 townhomes.

“My design philosophy is based on an idea I call HUMANarchitecture,” said Gianpiero Pugliese, principal at AUDAXarchitecture.

“Particularly with contemporary projects, I like to maintain a hand built quality and reference pre-industrial architecture which uses a rich material palette. I’m not a fan of the modern glass box,” he explained.

“We knew we were designing for a clientele who has a heightened awareness of design, architecture, fashion and art,” said Elaine Cecconi. The interior designer combined natural elements like marble and back-painted glass with a monochromatic palette of soft whites and deep greys. She explains that the interiors make a refined statement by combining simple, elegant design with luxurious materials.

According to Paul Johnston of Unique Urban Homes, the townhomes are geared toward downtown condo buyers who are committed to the lifestyle but need more space. Sounds about right to us!

The townhomes range in size from 1000 to 2000 square feet and are priced from $599,999. For more info email sales@editionrichmond.com or call 416 900 5574. Visit the website by clicking here.

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