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Fri, Jan 18, 2019 — Sat, Jan 26, 2019





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Thor Espresso

180 John Street



Designer & Owner Meet & Greet: Sat, Jan 19, 1-3pm

Daily Hours


7:00 am

6:00 pm


7:00 am

6:00 pm


7:00 am

6:00 pm


7:00 am

6:00 pm


7:00 am

6:00 pm


9:00 am

5:00 pm


From THOR Espresso:
Situated inside SPACES Toronto at 180 John Street, THOR Espresso is the latest design and hospitality statement from the owner/operators and designer that debuted award winning ODIN Café + Bar in 2015. Thor Espresso @ Spaces Toronto is the culmination of a partnership between Phaedrus Studio – one of Toronto’s most exciting design studios and the Toronto based operators of 2 of the city’s favourite cafes and design destinations ODIN Café + Bar and THOR Espresso Bar.
Drawing on their lived, daily experience of designing, building, opening and running cafes in an ever increasingly crowded market, the owners have decided since the beginning that design was the first element to be considered in any future projects. Design Statements alone however were not deemed to be enough, therefore the owners worked tirelessly with American/Canadian design duo David Grant-Rubash and Tyler Malone. Theirs is a collaboration to achieve a perfect balance between functionality, design and beauty. All their café installations and operations honour a comfortable and stylish Nordic sensibility combined with the clean and simple ethos of the owners.

THOR Espresso is our latest collaboration with the owners of THOR Espresso Bar and ODIN Café, and our most innovative project to date. It pushes the boundaries of hospitality design, both aesthetically and technically, and is unlike any café you will experience. This project only further demonstrates a shared commitment to contemporary architecture, art, and design. For them, each location represents a unique opportunity to create a richness of new experiences for their patrons. While remaining true to their brand we have designed a space that is uniquely suited to the historical brick-and-beam architecture of 180 John Street and further demonstrated the possibilities of the convergence of industrial design and architecture often seen in Phaedrus Studio’s work.

All Photography by Ryan Fung

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David Grant-Rubash, Tyler Malone