House and Home Magazine


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In “Hip to be Square”- June, 2019

Venetian Studios was commissioned by Interior Designer Colette Van Den Thillart to make two large verre églomisé mirrors for a large transitional condo in Yorkville, Toronto. The clients wanted to combine their lovely antiques with some contemporary touches and the two hand gilded and painted mirrors on either side of the fireplace add light and depth to the space. The clients were thrilled and said “They make the room!”.

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Leaside Life Magazine


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In Leaside Life Magazine - June 2019

I was very honoured to be highlighted by Karen Fraser in this neighbourhood magazine in Toronto. It was really fun to sit down and chat with her about all things Leaside and what our community has been through in the last year.

Thank you, Karen!


CTV News


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CTV News - January 18, 2019

After the tragedy of the McArthur murders in Toronto’s gay village, our local neighbours Karen Fraser and Ron Smith were reeling from having been forced from their home in Leaside and dealign with the aftermath once they returned. They felt they needed to do something to change the mood and apprehension of the locals. We came up with the idea of painting lyrics from “Nothing More” by the Alternate Routes on the garage door after changing the colour.
”We are one, we are how we treat each other when the day is done.”
This photograph was taken at a ceremony held to mark the one year anniversary of the arrest and to honour the lives taken.