Unilever’s historic Toronto ex-soap factory reopens as a creative space

Unilever’s historic Toronto ex-soap factory reopens as a creative space

The historic Lever Brothers Factory in Toronto has reopened as a creative space, available to hire for CA$10,000 a day, according to a report published by Now Toronto.

The plant was used to manufacture soap for more than 100 years, and has been closed to the public for the last eight after the sprawling space was purchased by First Gulf Corp, with the intention of redeveloping the site into a business community.

The site is now being used as a backdrop for music videos, shoots and film production. Rentals are being handled by This Open Space and the space will host Design Exchange’s Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology in September.

Toronto Now Staff Photographer Tanja-Tiziana toured the space and reports that it retains the scent of Dove soap.

 

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