Toronto Life – Chanel has upgraded its Toronto headquarters from a glass-enclosed corner plot on Bloor Street to a yellow-brick heritage building on Yorkville Avenue. The two-storey structure was built in 1871 as a private residence and, in its nearly 150-year life, has housed everything from Mount Sinai Hospital to, most recently, upscale homewares brand Teatro Verde. The building’s been under construction for the past year (to bring it up to Coco standards and all). The facade remains immaculately preserved, but the interior has been transformed into a fashion lover’s paradise as imagined by architect Peter Marino.

The main floor feels like a museum, with individual salons showcasing accessories as if they were objets d’art…

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