Fabrication Studio is a new architecture practice based in Toronto that is focused on Garden Suites and Laneway Suites. Our goal is to provide beautiful housing at a compact scale to improve yards, lanes and neighborhoods while also densifying the city. We also want the design process to be as accessible and as straightforward as possible.


The Globe and Mail :
“Growing Pains for Garden Suites.”
By John Lorinc ︎︎︎

Azure Magazine:
“Cultivating a New Housing Typology in Toronto Backyards.”
By Eric Mutrie ︎︎︎

“Small backyard homes could offer both housing and climate relief.”
By Alice Hopton

Design Lines:
“Secret Garden: Following the heels of laneway housing, Garden Suites get the green light from the city. Fabrication Studio gives us the details.” By Catherine Macintosh︎︎︎

The Globe and Mail:
“Toronto’s garden suites industry ready to blossom”︎︎︎

Fabrication Studio:
“Moving Forwards: A Response to the Garden Suite Appeal”︎︎︎

The Toronto Sun:
“Garden suites: An idea whose time has come”︎︎︎

“Toronto’s First Dedicated Garden Suite Architecture Practice Launches” ︎︎︎

Urban Toronto:
Fabrication Studio launches its Garden Suite-focused practice ︎︎︎

City of Toronto:
Garden Suite By-Laws are Approved! ︎︎︎

The Globe and Mail:
“Will garden suites fix Toronto’s housing crisis?” ︎︎︎

City of Toronto:
“On January 12, 2022, Planning and Housing Committee will consider item PH30.2 which includes the proposed draft Official Plan Amendment and draft Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the development of Garden Suites in residential Neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto.” ︎︎︎

Toronto Star:
“Could a backyard house let Torontonians grow old at home? Proponents see adding a ‘garden suite’ as one solution to the city’s sky-high prices”︎︎︎

Global News:
“Toronto looks to garden suites to grow housing options” ︎︎︎


213 Sterling Road, Suite 200B
Toronto (ON)
M6R 2B2

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François Abbott
Architect, OAA 
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Originally from Montreal, François is a licensed architect who has worked on projects in Canada and Austria. His work has been published in Divisaire, Dwell and Dezeen, and he has served as a guest critic for ar University of Montreal and McGill University. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Dalhousie School of Architecture in Halifax, NS.


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