Architecture & Design Film Festival launch, Toronto
(The following images and text were published in Canadian Interiors.) The Architecture & Design Film Festival, billed as the world’s largest festival of its kind, recently launched its 11th season in New York and inaugural runs in Toronto and Vancouver. Eventscape, the festival’s lead sponsor, celebrated the Toronto opening in style by throwing a cocktail party at King Street West nightclub Arcane. CUTLINES: Arcane bartender shaking martinis. Dubbledam Architecture + Design’s Kevin McIntosh, business manager, and the eponymous Heather; and Canadian Interiors publisher Martin Spreer. Canadian Interiors editor Peter Sobchak; interior designer Anna Stranks, principal, Studio A Design Collaborative; and architect Bennett Lo, founder of design firm Dialogue 38. Under the colored lights, IBI Group’s Barry Nathan, associate director; Jane Juranek, associate, manager, interior design; Kristen Collaton, junior interior designer; and Brittany McQuarrie, intermediate designer. Artist Yaniv Hason; Zebra Public Art Management co-founders Yifat (Fay) Ringel and Alexandra Correia; HR consultant Sarah Llewellin; and Trent Baker, project director, public art, Eventscape. Gareth Brennan, president and founder, Eventscape; Bianca Gornik, U of T urban studies student; and Anthony Gornik of his eponymous design build firm. Camille Mitchell, project architect, Gensler; and Kyle Bergman, founder and festival director, Architecture & Design Film Festival. Kasian’s Sally Mills, principal; and Carol Jones, senior principal and VP interior design. They were in town for meetings of Interior Designers of Canada, of which Mills is past president and Jones is president. Gaspar Magistar, partner, Manna Matrix Heart Harmonics Celestial Chamber; Celeste Brennan, Eventscape co-founder, CFO and wife of Gareth; Lucy Palazzese, national director, treasury solutions, RBC; and David Palazzese, president, Active Insurance, which specializes in liability coverage for designers and architects.