RawDesign1 Every summer, Toronto architecture firm RAW Design throws an annual party for the city’s design and architecture community. If you know RAW, you know their parties are never your typical office parties. From a human-powered rooftop party to a storage locker-turned design showcase, the creative minds at RAW always have something unique up their sleeves.

RAWDesign2 Last night’s bash was no different. Held at the future home of the Daniels Waterfront – City of Arts development on Lakeshore Boulevard, the event saw a construction site, industrial space and a former showroom transform into a 30,000 square foot canvas celebrating art, architecture and creativity.

RAWDesign3 The displays included paintings, murals, video and 3D installations by a large art collective consisting of graffiti artists, sculptors, painters, and architects. A 2,000 square foot canvas by artist Pascal Paquette depicting the Toronto city skyline, was also on hand, hoisted from a crane.

RAWDesign4 “We’re turning the stark space along Lakeshore and Jarvis into a giant canvas of graffiti, murals, paintings and interactive installations – making a statement that our city is a raw canvas,” said Roland Rom Colthoff, founder of RAW Design.

Guests were also invited to participate in the celebration by donning on white coveralls, grabbing a paint gun and creating their own works of art.

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