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New Digs

In mid 2006 it become pretty obvious that Claron Technology would not be able to fit much longer in our space at the MARS center.

We initially looked at other options within Mars, and at other possible rental solution around our area. Nina Gazzola & Dale Martin of Mars were very helpful and offered us all kind of options at Mars. Our real estate agent Will Dempsey of Lennard Commercial also kicked into gear and showed us many spaces around our area. Eventually we decided to explore buying our own space, and we were lucky enough (with the help of Will) to find a suitable office, not far from where we are right now.

Jeff Paterson & Grant Tippler at RBC helped us secured financing for the purchase. Our lawyer Marylin Kroll took care of the legal transaction and more.

So in March 2007 we became the owner of the new space for Claron Technology. The original space was owned by a fashion design/production business. It had not been updated for the last 20 years or so, and it had a layout that did not work well for our needs.

After some brainstorming we decided to organize the space in several larger "team rooms", some meeting spaces and a few smaller offices for people that need either to use the phone a lot or require more privacy. Glass walls would bring the light inside the space, since the windows are only on the south wall. Sonia Lemishka of LBA Design Group and the engineering firm of Rybka designed the space based on our wishlist.

With all the architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings in place, bulding permits issued, the fist week of May we completed the tendering process and selected Tomac Interiors (Danny Toye & Stain Hartmann to make the new plans a reality.

Here are a few pictures to document the transformation process for all the Claron people that are not in Toronto to witness it and for all our friends.
The original space: one room
The original space: one room
The original space: from the corridor
The original space: from the corridor
The original space: the cutting room
The original space: the cutting room
First Week: preparation for new layout
First Week: preparation for new layout
First Week: preparation for new layout
First Week: preparation for new layout
Second Week - corridor
Second Week - corridor
Second Week - one room
Second Week - one room
Second Week - my office
Second Week - my office
Third Week - Entrance
Third Week - Entrance
Third Week - Mid corridor inside
Third Week - Mid corridor inside
Third Week - Mid corridor outside
Third Week - Mid corridor outside
Third Week - sub lease
Third Week - sub lease
Finished - Entrance
Finished - Entrance
Finished - Entrance
Finished - Entrance
Finished - Corridor
Finished - Corridor
Finished - Corridor from the back
Finished - Corridor from the back
Finished - Team-room
Finished - Team-room
FInished - Sub-lease
FInished - Sub-lease
Finished - Sub-lease
Finished - Sub-lease