OpenAire brings an all-season outdoor patio space to new Liberty Village restaurant

OpenAire completes a uniquely designed retractable skylight for the new Barcelona Tavern’s outdoor patio in Toronto

Oakville, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toronto’s inviting Liberty Village neighbourhood is now home to delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed, inviting space at the new Barcelona Tavern, featuring a uniquely designed OpenAire enclosure with a retractable roof. The beautiful, dynamic structure lets Barcelona Tavern offer outdoor patio seating in all seasons and leave guests inspired.

Barcelona Tavern’s 32-foot-long by 33-foot-deep, sloped patio roof design is divided into two sections, one of which telescopes neatly under the other, providing diners with an outdoor space that feels almost “roofless.” The patio’s two 13’ high corner sidewalls, one 33’ long and the other 39’ long, open along their entire lengths with expansive bi-folding windows that fold out to let in abundant fresh air. Even when closed, the enclosure’s transparent, aluminum-framed glass panels offer open views of the skies, while the large open-concept sidewalls provide a great vantage point to see what this vibrant downtown community has to offer.

“We are very happy to bring another unique retractable concept to a growing area like Liberty Village, not to mention helping a successful restaurant like Barcelona Tavern grow its business in this city,” said Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire. “We worked with the project’s architects, IBI Group and Greystone Design Group Inc., to create a solution that fits the spirit of Barcelona Tavern and its neighbourhood excellently.”

This restaurant is Barcelona Tavern’s second location. Its original location in Calgary has become a highly popular and excellently-reviewed staple of the city’s international cuisine market. This prime new Toronto location, combined with OpenAire’s adaptable and durable skylight, is sure to help the newly expanded restaurant become more successful than ever. The skylight allows Barcelona Tavern to use its outdoor seating in any weather and at any time of year, making full use of its dining space at all times. This year-round usability and low maintenance costs from the structure’s high-quality materials are sure to bring exceptional business opportunities and ROI for Barcelona Tavern in the years to come. ­

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; Boston Pizza in Toronto ON, Kelly’s Landing in Toronto ON; and Hyatt House Rooftop in Jersey City NJ. 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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