If you’ve been walking around downtown Toronto and were confused by the shocking amount of black shipping containers located at Front and Bathurst, today you can finally see what it’s all about.
Stackt is a new cultural and community hub constructed out of 120 shipping containers at 28 Bathurst Street. More than 30 of these containers are dedicated to retail and services offering a variety of culinary and cultural experiences.
“The vision for Stackt developed while I was living in the area and noticed the lack of an interactive public space, which encourages community connection and engagement,” said Matt Rubinoff, founder of Stackt, in a statement.
Brands have the option to lease a container for a minimum of two days to 18 months, which means that the marketplace selection will constantly be changing, featuring new brands and experiences. According to the press release, you can expect everything from fashion to prepared meals and donuts to home audio, alongside services, studios and start-ups.
A few of the current companies that you can find at Stackt are Belgian Moon Brewery, BMO, Dresden (an Australian optical retailer), Ellie Mae and Donut Monster. Endy, the Canadian owned-and-made mattress-in-a-box sleep company, will open their showroom there mid-month.