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Custom Container Furniture Available At ETHEL 20th Century Living In Toronto!

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You might have seen our custom shipping container furniture around our site, like the furniture we did for Zinc Developments, as well as the Bespoke furniture available on our ModShop.

Well if you’re in the downtown Toronto area, you can check out our custom tables at Ethel: 20th Century Living. Their address is 327 Queen St. East, Toronto. The 501 Queen streetcar passes right by!

As always, you can check out our custom furniture offerings on our ModShop page, or send us a note, and we’ll be happy to talk furniture and design.

Our Giant Volvo Canada Container Showroom in Action!

Check out our Giant Container Volvo Pop-Up Lounge in Toronto! More pictures available on Volvo Canada’s Instagram.

Giant Containers featured in The Globe and Mail!

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On Saturday we welcomed Toronto journalist Dave LeBlanc to our modshop to take a look at what we do at Giant Container Services and we’re happy to present his profile on us up on The Globe and Mail!

Under Pearson International Airport’s flight path, buildings must lie low lest they become obstacles, and the network of highways and off-ramps near Canada’s largest transportation hub means that streets – with names such as Galaxy Boulevard, Meteor Drive and Skyway Avenue – are often stubs.

On one such stub called Stoffel Drive., which ends with a go-kart track and a paintball operation, a squat two-storey building at No. 12 is a typical example; the stacks of shipping containers pressing into the mud outside suggests the usual trucking business takes place here.

Until the eye picks up on two things: the company name, “Giant,” is rendered in a hip, New York Yankees/David Letterman kind of way, and one of the containers is covered in professional graffiti.

“Anything to do with containers, we’re the one-stop shop,” says Daniel Kroft inside Giant Container Services, his hands spread over a boardroom table made from a chunk of shipping container while framed Andy Warhol soup cans decorate the smooth drywall behind his head. “We’re a culturally relevant brand; we call ourselves ‘unconventionally awesome’ [because] we’re taking these units and we’re doing something different with them.”

Read the rest of the article here!

Behind the Scenes

Another busy week at the shop! We can’t wait to show you the end-result of this modified 40′ container. Stay tuned!

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Sailing the World’s Oceans in a Shipping Container Artist Residency

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Shipping containers already have a near limitless potential for prefab dwelling, creating space and structures in an unorthodox fashion in unexpected places. So imagine the idea of using shipping containers to house seven artists as they travel the world’s oceans! That’s exactly what Container Artist Residency has decided to do, in collaboration with ZIM integrated Shipping Services, the 10th largest container shipper in the world.

Read more about it on the Creators Project and the Container Artist Residency 01 page.

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