When Canada Goose moved into its new off ice last December—inside the old Hilroy building in Toronto’s west end—CEO Dani Reiss had finally built the home he wanted for his company. All departments, including a factory, a showroom and a gym, were under one roof.
But a flood in early March put the revamped front office under 15 centimetres of water. The team moved to a temporary space in midtown Toronto, where the workstations had high walls. Reiss greatly prefers lower partitions. “It promotes collaboration. It promotes fun. It promotes like, Hey, how’s it going?’ How’s your day?’ What’s up?'” he says. “It’s good for culture.”
So the re-renovated office—which Canada Goose moved back into a few months ago—has no high barriers between desks. It’s not the only detail about the space that was carefully planned. In this gallery, Reiss offers a tour of the revamped office, which is brimming with sports and celebrity souvenirs, and explains his unconventional take on work and work-life balance.
(Photos: Naomi Harris)
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