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Jul 20 2021 Tours /

HOME TOUR | John’s Apartment

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Held live on the TSA Instagram account


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Photo by John Shnier

After a successful first season, our popular home tours are back for 2021 as architects and designers welcome us into their homes and share the stories behind their spaces!

On Tuesday, July 20 at noon, join us on Instagram Live for the first tour of the season as architect John Shnier, partner at Kohn Shnier architects, walks us through his very own home, a customized apartment that he shares with his three-person family (and their cat).

During this personal tour, John will share with us his stories of putting together this unconventional apartment space, and the design intentions behind the touches that make his home unique. We’ll also talk a bit about raising a family in a downtown condo and take a peek at some of the art he has collected over time. The tour will end with a moderated Q&A session where John will answer any questions you might have!

Excited to join us? The tour will be held live on the TSA Instagram account, so make sure to follow us so you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.


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Photo by J.P. Moczulski


About the Home

John Shnier and his family live above a hotel and have a great view, a cat and some art. In considering his ideas for living, he didn’t want to encourage kitchen parties and though he likes stairs, he didn’t want one. They live in an informal and open territory, which doesn’t always prove convenient for everyone…

John and his partner bought the space before construction was complete, seeing the apartment’s potential for customization. A largely open, unstructured living area and smaller partitioned spaces challenges the norm of the typical condo layout, and design choices such as a metallic woven curtain partition and modular furniture pieces come together to form a space that is domestic, but not immediately so. The family’s apartment, with its subtle but intentionally timeless design language, tells a story that reexamines what it might look like to make a “family home” in the heart of a metropolitan city.



About the TSA HOME TOURS Series

Having spent the last year and a half working, playing, and resting in our homes, residential design has never been more topical or top of mind. Last year, we toured some very special homes of our very own TSA members, and this year we are continuing our home visits across the GTA! Each tour will have a new architect or designer feature their home and share with us the stories, challenges and opportunities that shaped their residences.


Want to check out last year’s home tours? Don’t use Instagram? You can catch all our past home tours on our Home Tours Initiative Page!