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Holt Renfrew Bee Hotel

Bee Hotel Designed and Built for Holt Renfrew's H Project

​Holt Renfrew retained SUSTAINABLE.TO to design and build a Bee Hotel for their flagship location at 50 Bloor Street East. As a part of Holt’s H Project, this addition follows their 2015 efforts where they raised $100,000 in support of Pollinator Partnership Canada.

Using reclaimed shipping pallets, floor joists from a home renovation, and a stain to match Holt’s signature magenta, this installation provides both the food and shelter for our native pollinators. Neighbouring office towers and residences standing taller offer a view down onto the rooftop where this new addition provides a refreshing sight from the gravel and mechanical systems otherwise present. A selection of pollinator friendly wildflowers was chosen to attract pollinators, compliment the signature magenta colour of the structure, and provide a consistent bloom throughout the summer.

Photos by Jenna Marie Wakani for Holt Renfrew

Locations:
50 Bloor Street West
Completion:
2016
Project Lead:
Joel Anderson
Partners:
Holt Renfrew, Pollinator Partnership Canada
Materials:
Shipping Pallets, construction waste