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SOHO HOUSE TORONTO, CANADA
Wednesday 12 Dec 2012
Soho House Toronto opened its doors to private members' in the film, media and creative industries in September 2012.
The 10,000 square-foot space is located on Bishops Block (192 Adelaide St. W.) inhabiting a recently restored building that dates back to the 1800s. The building was originally one of Toronto's first hotels. The interior of Soho House Toronto was designed by Canadian designers The Design Agency. On this project The Design Agency were local design partner to Nick Jones and his team.
At ground level is the Club Floor, which includes the Club Bar and the more intimate Library - spaces where members can eat, drink, work, socialize and relax with comfortable seating, vintage furniture, a long bar and a large fireplace.
Upstairs on the second floor is the Club Restaurant, including a pantry bar stocked with fresh international and local cheeses and aged cured meats.
The third floor hosts the Pretzel Bell Bar - named after the tavern which originally occupied the building - and the Roof Terrace, a partially covered space with greenery, sofas and armchairs and an outdoor fireplace.
Each floor features Soho House Toronto's unique art collection, featuring standout pieces by international artists Jacob Kassay, JR and General Idea, and Canadian artists Shary Boyle and Douglas Coupland. Art has been carefully curated to enhance the original features and historic setting of the house, with pieces on the third floor reflecting individual artists' visual responses to the question ‘what does Toronto mean to you?'
The Toronto location is a key part of the second phase of the Soho House Group expansion, with additional clubs scheduled to open in Mumbai, Chicago, Istanbul and Barcelona by winter 2014.