CANADIAN IDOL ICON JAKE GOLD TAKES YOU INSIDE HIS ARTSY TORONTO LOFT

If you’re Canadian, chances are you’re familiar with the name Jake Gold. Much of his career has centred on his passion for music.

Jake Gold's Loft - Photo by Joel Levy

If you’re Canadian, chances are you’re familiar with the name Jake Gold.

Much of his career has centred on his passion for music. In his late twenties, he and his business partner heard about a small Kingston band called The Tragically Hip, liked their style and signed them, only to manage them for 18 years, with 12 JUNOs under the band’s belt. Currently, he’s the CEO of The Management Trust.

Jake Gold’s loft – Photo by Joel Levy

Gold became a household name thanks to his stint as a judge on Canadian Idol, which he tells me was the #1 Canadian show of all time, in terms of ratings. The tennis lover and design enthusiast continues to travel all around the world for conferences, gigs and tennis, yet home is where he feels most at ease.

His gallery-inspired space is in Old Toronto, near the St. Lawrence Market.

Jake Gold’s loft – Photo by Joel Levy

“I wanted to live in an urban environment like I did in New York City in the late ’90s and early 2000s,” says Gold. “It’s a two storey hard loft, with 11” ceilings on the main floor and 12” ceilings upstairs, complete with a large terrace with great city views.”

The style is mid-century modern mixed with eclectic art. I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with Gold for the past eight years and I’ve seen his collection of art and furniture evolve.

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