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OpenAire provides all-season retractable enclosure for Toronto’s new Barcelona Tavern

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diners in all-weather retractable enclosure at Barcelona Tavern, Toronto

OpenAire has brought its signature outdoor-indoor vibe to the new Barcelona Tavern in Liberty Village, Toronto.

Diners can enjoy the restaurant’s Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed all-season outdoor patio area thanks to OpenAire’s custom enclosure with retractable roof.

The 32-foot-long by 33-foot-deep, sloped patio roof design at Barcelon Tavern is divided into two sections. On fine days, one section can be neatly telescoped under the other, providing diners with an outdoor space that feels almost “roofless.” The patio’s corner sidewalls can also be opened along their entire lengths with expansive bi-folding windows.

exterior of Barcelona Tavern, Toronto with openaire retractable glass enclosure
Exterior of Barcelona Tavern, Toronto, showing Openaire enclosure

Even when the roof is closed, the fresh air feeling remains

Surrounded by so much glass, that fresh air feeling remains even when the panels and roof are closed. Guests can still enjoy open views of the sky, while the large open-concept sidewalls provide a great vantage point for checking out 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,” commented 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.”

looking up inside openaire enclosure at barcelona tavern toronto
Guests at Barcelona Tavern enjoy all-season patio dining

Barcelona Tavern joins an increasing number of eateries looking to differentiate their offer. The OpenAire enclosure sets it apart from its competitors, providing year-round usability and low maintenance costs.

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing high-quality, retractable roof structures and skylights for 28 years. Recent projects include an enclosure for wine experience eaterie, Sixty Vines, in Dallas and a penthouse panoramic enclosure at the Hyatt House Jersey City Hotel.

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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