These gorgeous Toronto harbour shelving Units are made from reclaimed hemlock from the old Queen's Wharf Harbourfront. This is wood that has served an important purpose in the development our city for well over a century. In fact, Queen's Warf hemlock could date as far back as 1730, and pieces of the harbour continue to be dredged up to this day by city planners to make way for new developments. Fortunately, there are folks out there like our friends at Canadian Salvage Timber who take the time to salvage these relics and offer it up to makers.
The Shelves are nestled between the ends of a more easily recognizable piece of Toronto history. Iconic cast iron radiators which have been used to heat homes in Toronto for almost 100 years are the solider-like pillars of this product. They serve as a reminder of a time when even the most utilitarian fixtures featured high-style design and fine craftsmanship. We aim to celebrate their rich history and pleasing aesthetic by making them a focal point of the unit.
This product line is a functional representation of Toronto’s rich history of design and infrastructure. The natural cool colouring of the hemlock, paired with the stripped cast iron makes a bold, raw aesthetic that will be at home among tradition furniture or in a modern contemporary space. Contact us for a quote on custom dimensions to suit your space.