The women-owned creative agency adds in-house studio rentals to its array of services.

Public Office is thrilled to introduce Public Property, two versatile in-house studios including a curated catalogue of furniture and props available for rent. Offering spaces and tools to execute any creative vision, this new venture is available for the local and global creative community to rent immediately.

Run by a team of fierce women with a combined 40 years of industry experience, multidisciplinary creative agency Public office continues to evolve, adding property to their extensive list of strategy and design services.

After reflecting on what the future holds post-pandemic, the team behind Public Office shifted to focus on the interior of spaces and how they can serve the creative community. All having experience in complementary disciplines, Founder Kirsten Gauthier and Partners Caila Stangl and Lindsay Durney decided to combine strategy and creativity to provide a seamless experience for their clients.

Public property’s studio spaces offer creatives light-filled spaces to execute any photoshoot needs. Located in two of West End Toronto’s heritage buildings, both studios are available to help bring the ideas of the creative community to life.

Shaw Studio

Public Property

Public Property

This space is open and welcoming, but also classic and undeniable, providing endless possibilities to those exercising their creativity. Brimming with original fixtures and character, in what was once a Public School, the entire east wall is a window, while the whole south wall is chalkboard.

Shaw rental includes all your photography needs and access to a curated prop collection.

Sterling Studio

Public Property

Sterling Studio

Sterling boasts soaring 30ft ceilings with an entire wall of original factory windows, which combine to offer unadulterated natural light throughout the entire day. Adding to the ease of experience is a completely contactless entry as well as access to idyllic props and furniture.

The custom kitchen can be used for food and lifestyle shoots, or just to make your production time more comfortable.

Sterling is the ideal studio to house inspired ventures and give them the space they need to come alive.

Chatting With The Public Property Team

How did the idea of creating Public Property surge?

The idea surged from our desire and mandate to engage with the local creative community to fill a gap in the Artscape Youngplace building where our Shaw St. studio is located. The building no longer had flexible studio space for hire and although we moved our HQ to Sterling Road, we still had possession of our studio within Artscape. We also needed quick and easy access to a space where we can capture client content and turn it around swiftly. Also, a home for all the props and pieces we’ve accumulated through styling our own productions for years and wanted to share them with the community. We decided on our Shaw St. studio as the home for all of our curated props and as it’s a blank canvas spot, flooded with natural light and character, it would be the perfect space to offer up to the community. Additionally, while outfitting our new Sterling Rd. space, we knew there was nothing like what we were building in Toronto so, the idea to expand the spaces and offer up access to our Sterling Rd. location too was a no-brainer.

What is the importance of having a space like this for creative workers?

It’s important to have versatile, accessible spaces in Toronto. Our spaces are fully equipped to support creative projects of all kinds at affordable rates.

What are the creative opportunities Public Property can bring to creators?

The opportunities are endless. Our spaces are the canvas and your ideas are what will bring it to life. Whether you’re looking to capture stills, video, podcast recordings, hold a small gathering or wedding, trunk show, media preview, etc., the spaces are modular and completely customizable to suit your needs. The buildings where our spaces are located and are full of inspiring community groups and businesses that all support and engage with the creative community. We’re pleased to provide our production expertise and services to you, or you’re welcome to have the spaces to yourselves to do as you please.


Published by HOLR Magazine