North of Brooklyn in York: Echoing NY Pizzeria Vibes in Toronto
In Toronto’s historic York neighborhood, North of Brooklyn offers a taste of both cuisine and design excellence. MRDK | Ménard Dworkind architecture & design‘s 2023 masterpiece is a modernist reimagination of iconic New York pizzerias, fusing vintage charm with cutting-edge aesthetics.
About North of Brooklyn
North of Brooklyn’s Newest Outpost
North of Brooklyn recently debuted its 7th location on Avenue Road in Toronto’s York neighborhood. This venue brilliantly transforms a classic New York pizza parlor into a modern masterpiece. It melds nostalgia with current design flair.
First Impressions Count
Upon stepping inside, a custom mosaic floor immediately captures attention, evoking feelings of artisanal craftsmanship. Meanwhile, a light box ceiling subtly guides visitors to the ordering counter.
Dining with Elegance
The dining area radiates warmth. Warm white tongue and groove boards stylishly dress the walls and ceiling. This design choice harmoniously marries rustic charm with modern sophistication.
Tribute to the Classics
Photographs of iconic NYC pizzerias, like Di Fara and Paulie Gee’s, grace the walls. Centrally, a spacious farmhouse table invites groups to commune. Pendant lights by Marset spotlight the dining tables, exuding coziness. And, a curated shelf wall offers a tantalizing view of gourmet items and pizza-themed treasures.
Space and Functionality
Originally two distinct units, this expanded space now houses two bustling pizza lines in the kitchen. It caters to the soaring demand seamlessly.
A Refreshed Exterior
Outside, a revamped facade shines. It boasts light brick, wooden windows, and elegantly curved blue ceramic tiles.
Photography by David Dworkind
Visit MRDK- by Matt Watts