New Landing Group restaurant will let in the sun with an OpenAire retractable roof

Kelly’s Landing, a member of the Cara Operations Ltd group, has a new downtown Toronto location featuring a retractable roof designed by OpenAire

Oakville, Ontario, CANADA

OAKVILLE, Ontario, May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The bustling streets of downtown Toronto will soon have a place where locals and visitors can stop to enjoy some relaxing dining with a refreshing outdoor atmosphere, as Kelly’s Landing prepares to open at the corner of Front Street West and University Avenue in the Spring of 2017. Kelly’s Landing, the newest location in The Landing Group of restaurants (a member of the Cara Operations Ltd. Group), will introduce a new architectural feature to the franchise’s innovative restaurant concepts; by featuring a retractable roof that opens up to the skies at the click of a button. This single-slope roof, measuring 30 feet by 44 feet, will bathe the restaurant’s dining and bar area in warm, inviting sunshine and fresh air, creating a dining experience that guests have never seen in a Landings Group restaurant until now.

The expansive retractable skylight will cover a large section of Kelly’s Landing, giving diners an attractive view of the skies above. The 44-foot length of the structure will be divided into three sections, each approximately 15 feet long, with custom-built motors that allow them to telescope under one another and park beneath a fixed glass panel. This retractable system has been designed in close collaboration with the restaurant’s design team, McMillan Design and architectural firm B+H Architects to ensure that it fits perfectly with the rest of the building’s architecture.

“This project is going to bring the best parts of an indoor dining area and an outdoor patio to Kelly’s Landing,” says Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, “At OpenAire, our retractable enclosures have given many restaurants around the world the ability to offer an al fresco dining experience any time of year. Instead of a patio that sits closed for half of the year, Kelly’s Landing will be able to keep all of its seating open year-round. This will essentially double the restaurant’s seating capacity in the winter, giving Kelly’s Landing great opportunities for increased business. This is just one of the ways an OpenAire design solution can revolutionize a restaurant’s business.”

The custom-built skylight at Kelly’s Landing was designed and manufactured by OpenAire in Oakville, Ontario. This durable and reliable aluminum structure makes a perfect fit for The Landing Group’s commitment to quality, community and excellence in its restaurants. The striking skylight design will help to ensure that Kelly’s Landing continues The Landing Group’s tradition of bringing “the Greater Toronto Area some of the region’s most exciting restaurant concepts.” Located just a short walk from Toronto’s Union Station, Kelly’s Landing will make an exciting and attractive new addition to Toronto’s already incredible dining scene.

About OpenAire
OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, retractable roof structures and skylights for 28 years. We bring unique designs to life from concept to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces that customers love. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire is approaching 1,000 projects throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. Some of our projects include unique and inviting restaurant skylights and enclosures, such as the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York NY (which achieved the #1 ranking in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hotel Rooftop Bar 2015); the Crooked Cue Pool Hall and Pub in Toronto ON; Gusto 101 in Toronto ON; the WaTiki Brown Rock Restaurant in Rapid City SD; LOCAL Public Eatery in Toronto ON; The Beer Garden at Ballpark Village in St. Louis MO; Goose Island’s Beer Bridge at Fourth Street Live in Lexington KY; Restoration Hardware’s “RH Gallery” courtyard in Chicago IL; and Pizza Express in Jersey Isle UK. More restaurants projects are currently under construction, including: the Hyatt House rooftop lounge in Jersey City NJ; MOXY in Washington D.C; Barcelona Tavern in Toronto ON; and Boston Pizza in Toronto ON. To learn more about OpenAire Inc., visit and follow us on Twitter. For more details on this project, please e-mail

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