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OpenAire celebrates its 28 year history on Canada's 150th anniversary

June 21, 2017

A look back at some of OpenAire’s best designs built throughout Canada since 1989

As Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its Confederation on July 1, 2017, OpenAire is very proud to join the festivities, as well as celebrate its own roots as a Canadian-owned and operated company. OpenAire has operated in Canada designing and building the best quality retractable roofs and skylights since its first project in 1989. The company has built hundreds of innovative and successful retractable roofs, skylights and enclosures for locations throughout Canada, employing over 100 local and international professionals to design, engineer, fabricate and install these versatile solutions.

OpenAire’s custom-designed, aluminum-framed enclosures can be found in all kinds of locations across Canada, big and small, public and private. The company’s many satisfied Canadian clients include: some of the area’s most prestigious private clubs: Cricket Club, Granite Club, and The Ontario Racquet Club (ORC); the LOCAL Public Eatery in Toronto’s popular Leaside neighbourhood; The Docks entertainment complex, a focal point for Toronto nightlife; Old Quebec Street Shopping Centre in Guelph, ON, a historic, vibrantly-lit destination that transformed Guelph’s downtown core; Ice Condominiums in Toronto’s Harbourfront District at York Centre; The Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton; The Toronto Airport Hilton Hotel in Mississauga, ON; Gusto 101, one of Toronto’s hottest restaurants; the Crooked Cue Pool Hall in Etobicoke, ON; Waterford Retirement Residence, formerly Southway Inn, in Ottawa, ON; Via Rail in Windsor, ON; and The Americana Conference Resort & Spa in Niagara Falls, ON, one of the region’s most unique and inviting water parks and resorts.

Some of OpenAire’s most recent and exciting developments have been in Canada, such as the family-owned Crooked Cue Restaurant and Pool Hall in Etobicoke, which completed a second OpenAire enclosure in 2016; as well as a brand-new Boston Pizza restaurant in downtown Toronto and the new Kelly’s Landing restaurant near Toronto’s waterfront, which both completed attractive OpenAire retractable skylights in the spring of 2017. With many new enclosure designs opening in Canada in the coming months, OpenAire is giving Canadian businesses and owners design choices as broad as Canada’s horizons. OpenAire is also sending staff around the world, where they share their expertise with international audiences. The OpenAire team is proud to have contributed to Canada’s diverse architecture over the past 28 years and wishes everyone a very happy 150th Canada Day.

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