King Taps

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto’s Financial District in the First Canadian Place Building, King Taps is a 10,450-square-feet restaurant and bar, featuring 450 seats, two bars and two patios sprawled over two stories.

The spaces have been designed with a refined palette of black walnut, artisan tile, reclaimed brick, Carrara marble, steel, and brass. Furnishings include butcher-block walnut tables, black leather seating, brass pendant lighting, and accent bar stools. State-of-the-art technology has been infused in every detail, from the screens and booths that are equipped with USB and electrical outlets, to the kitchen, featuring pizza ovens and sophisticated beer tap equipment.

The key to the restaurant/bar was to maximize opportunities for open-air dining with sliding glass panels to accommodate weather year-around while taking in the views and engaging all the energy and action of the community.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Completion: 2017

Size: 10,400 sf

Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge); Cesar Quinones (Project Manager); Greg Marin; Luke Broderick, Runing Wang, Scott Nusinow

Photography:  Michael Weschler