Social media in Toronto was buzzing in August 2017 after construction signage appeared on a property at the corner of Yonge and Wellington Street with the distinctive logo of Drake’s OVO brand. Local residents began speculating that the Toronto-based hip-hop superstar was about to open a new restaurant in his hometown. Those rumors proved to be true – the brand-new Pick 6ix restaurant and bar in the heart of Toronto at 33 Yonge Street is set to open its doors very soon, offering Torontonians a unique destination to share great food and drinks, including an eye-catching open-concept patio featuring a 2,100-sq.ft. glass screen enclosure from OpenAire.
This unique screen glass surround is nearly completed. It features five motorized drop-down windows, each 12.5-ft. by 4-ft., that slide down at the touch of a button to create a completely open patio environment. The glass surround will also take advantage of the existing building’s overhang to provide shelter, creating the ideal blend of outdoor air and protection from the elements. In warm and sunny weather, guests at Pick 6ix will be able to enjoy a menu of top quality drinks and food choices in the refreshing summer shade and breezes as if they are in a sidewalk café. In cold or inclement weather, these windows can slide shut quickly to provide shelter, all while maintaining an inviting, naturally lit atmosphere.
With this customized operable design, Pick 6ix will be able to give guests an inviting and vibrant naturally lit patio. Its outdoor section will effectively double the new restaurant’s permanent seating capacity. This extra capacity will likely be necessary thanks to the patio’s refreshing atmosphere that lets diners enjoy the outdoors any time of year. OpenAire’s bold new patio design combined with OVO’s luxurious restaurant style is sure to make Pick 6ix a hit for Toronto’s nightlife.