Canadian Design Brand EQ3 Turns 20 + Expands Across North America

High-quality furniture and home goods for design-minded individuals

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, the design brand EQ3 (a reference to the emotional quotient of three-dimensional spaces) turned 20 this April—and to accompany the anniversary, they’ve reinforced their presence in the US. Known for premium furniture, home goods and accessories (many of which have been designed and manufactured in Canada) as well as a detailed customization platform, the vertically integrated brand’s reputation, repertoire and prices …

Collectif des Createurs Canadiens’ Sci-Fi-Inspired Online Furniture Exhibit, “FICTIONS”

Curated by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, a multi-channel virtual broadcast featuring the work of eight designers

From Collectif des Createurs Canadiens (aka Canadian Creators Collective or CCC), a Montreal-based non-profit that promotes contemporary Canadian design globally, comes FICTIONS—a multi-channel immersive exhibit that features new and exclusive work from eight local designers. It’s the inaugural exhibition by the CCC and curated by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, who doesn’t settle into the passive pedestals found in the recent online-viewing-room rush. Rather, this virtual experience lets viewers toggle …

Toronto’s 7,000-Seat Esports Arena by Populous

Designed by architecture studio Populous and slated for completion in 2025, Toronto’s currently unnamed multi-purpose arena incorporates state-of-the-art features necessary to facilitate large-scale esports events (where competitive video games are played for spectators). In addition to the acoustics-oriented swooping roof, renderings for the 7,000-seat stadium include an array of screens that form a comprehensive media facade. Developer OverActive Media, owner of two Toronto esports franchise …