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.


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.


Quan Thai
Alexandra Lavallée
David D’Andrea
Michael Kurt Mayer
Daniel O’Donnell
Kristin Germain
Jane Casson
Luca Bernardino ︎︎︎
Chloe Boubalos  
Nick Zsofcsin

Thank you:

Whitney Geller
Yasemin Emory