Situated within the heart of downtown Toronto’s Financial District, precisely within the iconic First Canadian Place Building, King Taps stands as a sprawling 10,450-square-foot restaurant and bar, thoughtfully designed to host 450 patrons across two stories. The establishment boasts dual bars and expansive outdoor seating on two inviting patios.
Inside, the elegant ambiance is achieved through the careful integration of materials such as black walnut, artisan tile, reclaimed brick, Carrara marble, steel, and brass. The furnishings thoughtfully blend functionality with aesthetics, featuring butcher-block walnut tables, plush black leather seating, brass pendant lighting, and accent bar stools. Modern convenience is interwoven into the design, where innovative features like USB and electrical outlets in screens and booths and a sophisticated kitchen complete with pizza ovens and state-of-the-art beer tap equipment seamlessly merge with the establishment’s aesthetic.
A key focus in the development of this restaurant/bar was optimizing open-air dining possibilities. This concept was elegantly realized through the incorporation of sliding glass panels, allowing the establishment to accommodate various weather conditions throughout the year. Patrons can indulge in panoramic views while immersing themselves in the vibrant energy of the surrounding community.
“This Toronto bar has a two floor patio perfect for after work and/or weekend drinks”
– Narcity, Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Size: 10,400 sf
Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge); Greg Marin (Project Manager); Luke Broderick, Runing Wang, Scott Nusinow
Photography: Michael Weschler