In a previous life, the building housed a wholesale grocery warehouse on the Toronto waterfront.
"The building is quite old and was built in 1858. It was a wholesale grocery warehouse backing into the waterfront with ship docks at the back. At some point, developers converted the warehouses into apartment buildings, but unfortunately not much has changed in the interiors of this unit since around 2003," says Rad.
The designer chose subtle materials and finishes in the loft, careful not to take away from the well-worn texture and colors of the exposed brick.
"I softened up the space and chose mostly neutral finishings and added a bit of blue and a cooler palette. But other than that, I stayed away from adding materials and finishes that took away from the existing beauty of the place, since the brick and wood already add a lot of color and texture to the space," says Rad.