StudioAC has reunited with contemporary cannabis dispensary Edition in the design of their second location on 764 St. Clair West in Toronto, Canada. Following the success of their first market, which was deemed “the world’s chicest cannabis shop” by Elle Décor, this second location takes great care in reproducing the hues, materials, and detailing used before. This allows for a continuity in design to emerge between the two shops, while allowing a uniqueness to emerge through the different interior articulation of the cement and the industrial fiberglass grates that build out Edition’s signature shelving and table centerpieces.
The more spacious layout of the second location also grants a greater deal of structural experimentation to occur at a larger scale. This allows for the fiberglass grates to act as both a bracing and support system simultaneously, according to the founders of StudioAC, Jennifer Kudlats & Andrew Hill. These grates serve to make up the monochromatic backdrop and aesthetic that allows for the retail cannabis products and accessories to stand out when presented under the spotlight of natural lighting.
The CEO of Edition, Ryan Roebuck, notes that even in these times of uncertainty the ability to open up a second location is a reflection of the great deal of support that the company has received from the local Toronto community.