The signature, triple-glazed aging cooler is now pulled right to the street front, introducing the unique and rich presentation of materia prima offerings throughout the custom-designed display units.
No Waste, Street Side
Like its predecessor on Queen Street, Cumbrae’s on Bayview Avenue creates an experience that brings to the forefront the intoxicating work and produce usually hidden from the retail counter. The kind of no-waste philosophy of Cumbrae’s farm to table approach is now even more present sharing the floor with the retail shop, open and visible.
The design strategy ultimately borrows from the craft of butchery in order to achieve an environment of powerful display and seasoned, curated richness. Each building material is affected by select ‘operations’ commonly used in the treatment of meat.
At the sidewalk, in line with Bayview’s classic one-storey shops, Cumbrae’s creates a gap within the ‘noise’ of level signage. Crimped and stamped metal plate rims a branded (literally) cow to reveal the existing stone façade familiar to the neighbourhood. Sunlight by day extends the signage with its shadow, while neon strip lighting isolates the cow’s silhouette in the active neighbourhood street at night.
4,496 sq.ft GF, 4,327 sq.ft basement
Structural — AMR Engineering
Mechanical/ Electrical — BK Consulting
Lighting — Sistemalux