The story of a space that is changing
We fell in love with the premises at Mile End where we settled in 2011 from the moment we met Barry Shinder. Since 1953, his family had been designing and manufacturing hats with their team in this space, which had previously been a clothing factory.
The hardwood floor, the long cutting table, the metal stairs and horseshoes: many things seemed frozen in time. Barry spent several hours telling us the story of Maple Leaf Hat and Caps and anecdotes from his childhood in the neighbourhood. For more information, we invite you to read these texts by Sarah Gilbert on the Mile End Memory website.
In this space full of stories, we have slowly set up our small business. You enter through the shop, you hear the old floor cracking, then you see the workshop behind and its machines purring. Our small team is slowly working. Our creations are grouped into three categories; collections for women, men and children. In the space, the harmony of colours first captures the eye, then the soft materials. Each garment is made gently with attention to detail. We wanted to create a space where you can also discover the work of other local craftsmen: jewelers, ceramists, leather craftsmen. On our walls, the works of photographers, illustrators or painters who inspire us create ephemeral exhibitions. Come in and say hello!
5758 Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 11 to 6pm
Thursday and Friday: 11 to 8pm
Saturday: 11 to 5pm
Sunday: noon to 5pm
We are here to answer all your questions:firstname.lastname@example.org
Crédits photos: Kevin Mackinnon, Laurence Poirier et Hamie Robitaille.
atelier b recognizes that the lands on which we are located and benefit from are part of the unceded traditional territory of the Kanien'keha:ka/Mohawks, long considered as place of meeting and exchange between nations. We therefore have a responsibility towards decolonial and restitution efforts.