DesignTO Tours: hollis+morris
Jan 19
Jan 26 2024
DesignTO projectevent: tour in-person

‘DesignTO Tours: hollis+morris’ is an opportunity to take a deep dive into the new 14,000 square foot Toronto production studio of hollis+morris, where furniture and lighting are designed, prototyped, manufactured and showcased on-site. 

As a combo shop, assembly hall, office and showroom overlooking a park, this studio tour and open house provides a behind-the-scenes look at a space for local manufacturing that was designed by architect Jonathan Mandeville of Passage Studio (Halifax) in collaboration with hollis+morris founder Mischa Couvrette. Located in a former Cooper Canada sporting goods factory, both the building and the products made within open up larger conversations about sustainability, Canadian manufacturing and growth. 

Open House

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Drop in to enjoy the showroom and catch a glimpse into the inner workings of the assembly hall and office, with insights from the hollis+morris team at daily tour times to be announced.

A&D Breakfast

Friday, January 26, 2024, 9:30-11am, RSVP required

Architects, interior designers and design writers are invited to join founder Mischa Couvrette, hollis+morris Managing Director Adrianne Straatsma, and DesignTO Artistic Director Deborah Wang for an in-depth tour of the studio accompanied by croissants and coffee.



Accessing the venue:

Please note that the entrance to hollis+morris is facing Rockcliffe Boulevard. There is free parking in the 501 Alliance Road parking lot and in front of the showroom/studio. TTC routes include the 71 Runnymede bus from Runnymede subway station.


‘DesignTO Tours: hollis+morris’ is organized by DesignTO in partnership with hollis+morris.

DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful. We curate exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design.


Mischa Couvrette, Adrianne Straatsma



Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Robyn Wilcox
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Are designated parking spots for persons with disabilities close to the entrance of the building?
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?