The Soulhaus

A Stay at Ode, Toronto’s Best Kept Secret

Discover Ode, the family-owned and Black-owned boutique hotel on Dundas West in Toronto, Canada, a cultural hub that embodies the essence of hospitality for every traveler archetype.

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Now showing: “The Future in its Shell”

Artist Joy Fennell explores Afro-Surrealism and the beauty of Black women in a photo series with themes of nature, water, and the boundless realm of dreams.

NOW SHOWING: SKIN!

Bask in the sun-kissed embrace of Jamaica’s natural beauty, with Skin!, a photo series staring artist Suzanna Missenberger and produced by multidisciplinary creatives Marleisse Stephens and Bel Downie to celebrate rejuvenated skin through skincare products crafted especially for the island.

SAMIRA AMALIA IBRAHIM, THE IDEAS WOMAN

Industry maven Samira Amalia Ibrahim invites us into her world of public relations, luxury, fashion, entertainment, and her partnership with the legendary June Ambrose.

Networking While Black’s Inaugural Event Sparks Meaningful Connections and Empowers Attendees

Inside Networking While Black’s Inaugural Event, where empowerment takes center stage

Re-imagined possibilities through design
AN INSPIRED
IMAGINATION

The Soulhaus is focused on the untold stories of the Black creative renaissance past, present, and global. Together, as residents of The Soulhaus, let us take up space and generationally unlock joy, wealth and wellness by designing our lives with intention. 

ARTFULLY CURATED
Travel
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A Stay at Ode, Toronto’s Best Kept Secret
Art & Design
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The Future in its Shell
Art & Design
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NOW SHOWING: “SKIN!”
Art & Design
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SAMIRA AMALIA IBRAHIM, THE IDEAS WOMAN
Lifestyle
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Networking While Black’s Inaugural Event Sparks Meaningful Connections and Empowers Attendees
Travel
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Island Girl Guide: Converting Jamaica’s Tourists to Travelers 
Lifestyle
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Discovering Dopamine Decor: A Self-Care Revolution Through Design
Spaces
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Liberated Living: Home Decor Inspired By Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour
Lifestyle
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The Beauty Revolution: Black Owned Beauty Brands Redefining The Standard
Lifestyle
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Make Every House a Home: 17 Gift Ideas From Black-Owned Brands 
Art & Design
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BLACK, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL: STREET STYLE TAKES 2023 NYFW
Art & Design
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Hip Hop Takes Center Stage At The 16th Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row
Art & Design
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THE FOLKLORE CONNECT’S NYFW SHOWROOM CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF CATALYTIC PARTNERSHIPS
Lifestyle
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DESIGN, A FORM OF SELF-CARE
Art & Design
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INSPIRING MOMENTS FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK FALL WINTER 2023
Spaces
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Aesthetics Studio Founder Victoria Adesanmi Dreams Up a Future Marrakesh, Morocco Aēsop Store Location, Using AI
Spaces
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Don’t Forget the Fifth Wall, Reminds Interior Designer Alvin Wayne
Art & Design
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Beauty and Black Identity in the Workplace
Art & Design
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TEN TOES DOWN, A BLACK BALLERINA
Art & Design
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A Mother’s Letter
Architecture
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Discovering Destiny on a Detour
Art & Design
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Praise and Worship
Art & Design
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The Folklore Connect and RAISEfashion Advance the Next Generation of Black Designers
Art & Design
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NYFW Showroom Launch Party Hosted by The Folklore Connect x RAISEfashion at Shopify NY
Art & Design
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Nail Art Is More Than a Fad to Black Women, It’s Culture
Art & Design
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SOLANGE’S MUSICAL DEBUT AT THE NYC Ballet 2022 FALL FASHION GALA
Art & Design
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MEYOURGE, NOT YOUR MAMA’S ANKARA
Art & Design
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A Leading Light: Solange Knowles
Spaces
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Spaces: Visit Ashya Creative Studio, by CoFounders Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece
Art & Design
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Whitley Isa Captures Street Style at the Paris Fashion Week Spring 2023 Shows
Art & Design
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Manifest The Moon
Art & Design
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Village of Women
Art & Design
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Harlem’s Fashion Row: Future’s Past
Art & Design
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PRACTICE
A Family-Owned Hotel
A STAY AT ODE, TORONTO’S BEST KEPT SECRET

At its core, Ode is fueled by a passionate and entrepreneurial spirit. Erica Herbert, who co-founded Ode with her family, migrated to Canada from Trinidad & Tobago in the 70’s, and one of her goals was to ultimately attain financial independence as a business owner.

 

NOW SHOWING:
“THE FUTURE IN ITS SHELL” by Artist Joy Fennell

Exploring Afro-surrealism and the beauty of Black women, this photo series includes themes of nature, water, and the boundless realm of dreams.

ISLAND GIRL GUIDE:
CONVERTING JAMAICA’S TOURISTS TO TRAVELERS

When you think of Jamaica, what comes to mind? Beautiful beaches, reggae music, and vibrant culture, right? Jamaica’s “living culture” is what separates it from many equally beautiful neighboring islands. Welcome to the “island girl” guide to connecting with the contemporary traditions, everyday people, and locales in Jamaica.

AN INTERIOR STYLIST’S CURATED GUIDE
Dopamine Decor

“Dopamine-inducing decor may be the self-care we all needed after such a dark and uncertain time.”

– Michelle Wilson

PRESS RELEASE
The Design World Ignores a Huge Cross Section of Creatives, The Soulhaus Aims to Correct It

The Soulhaus launched as the first digital media outlet solely dedicated to documenting the modern-day Black renaissance, through the lens of design and lifestyle culture around the globe.

Since the latter part of the pandemic, husband and wife co-founders Donald McCall and Jocelyn McCall have been passionately and painstakingly creating The Soulhaus in preparation for its launch.

 

MEET OUR FOUNDING EDITOR IN CHIEF
A DIGITAL SAFE SPACE FOR BLACK CREATIVES

“It was a heartfelt decision to commit The Soulhaus to furthering Black creatives. Within the design industry ecosystem, there has been a disproportionate underrepresentation provided to Black creatives, despite the innovation and essential contributions of the community. 

With creativity as an agent that drives culture, it was crucial to create a digital safe space to authentically create opportunity and celebrate the stories of today’s writers, artists, designers, tastemakers, and culture-shifters.”

– Jocelyn McCall, Founding Editor in Chief

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