TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Watt International Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Envoy Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ECG I/ TSX: ECG), has been
retained by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) to assist with the design of its
retail store, a component of the Gallery's landmark expansion project,
designed by world renowned Gehry International Inc. Architects (Gehry
Watt will work in collaboration with Gehry Architects and the AGO to
finalize the design for the retail store, to ensure integration with the
overall design intent of the transformed AGO. This includes the review of, and
recommendations on a merchandise plan, traffic flow, fixture and lighting
plans, the development of in-store signage programs and window and entrance
"Watt stood out from the other design firms we considered for this
project," said Joanne Russell, Manager of Product Development and Buying at
the AGO. "They really listen and were very willing to work with us to help
achieve our vision."
"We are extremely energized to have the opportunity to work on such an
iconic project in our very own city, alongside a world class organization like
Gehry," said Patrick Rodmell, President and CEO of Watt International.
The expansion of the AGO, scheduled to open in 2008, will enlarge the
gallery by 97,000 square feet and will increase art-viewing space by 47%.
About Watt International Inc.
Watt International Inc. (www.wattinternational.com) is one of the world's
largest strategy and design consultancies, with offices in North America, Asia
and the Middle East. Watt has applied its strategies to drive client
profitability in more than two-dozen industries, spanning 35 countries. Watt
is a member of Envoy Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ECGI/TSX: ECG).
About Envoy Capital Group Inc.
Envoy Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ECGI/TSX:ECG) is a merchant banking
organization that focuses on providing financial services as well as equity
and debt capital, to small and mid-cap companies. For more information on
Envoy Capital Group Inc., visit our website at www.envoy.to.
For further information:
For further information: Katie McGeachie, Watt International Inc, (416)
364-9384 ext. 291, firstname.lastname@example.org