Avenue Road is one of Canada’s premier venues for classic and contemporary furniture designs. As such, its showroom had to be ultra sophisticated to match its products. But while the former Consumers Gas Company building, which was built in 1907, still looks dated and conservative on the outside, the interior is more akin to a modern art gallery. Designed by Yabu Pushelberg, the interior features a luminous main gallery that glows under the main skylight. The simple and symmetrical interior of Avenue Road is intended to fuse a showroom and a gallery, and it has certainly succeeded.