OpenAire Designs an Innovative, Open-Concept Enclosure for Leaside Restaurant

LOCAL Public Eatery opens a new, spacious patio bar with a one of a kind retractable roof from OpenAire, Inc.

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OAKVILLE, ONTARIO— August 12, 2015— OpenAire has completed a brand-new addition to LOCAL Public Eatery in Leaside, Toronto ON, Canada with the installation of a spectacular 800 square foot retractable glass enclosure to the patio bar area. The customized, automated roof, located over LOCAL’s second-floor, allows guests to enjoy an outdoor dining experience all year, letting in the sun and breezes of summer and keeping out the cold of winter.

LOCAL Public Eatery, located at 180 Laird Drive, Toronto ON, Canada is renowned for its menu made with fresh local ingredients, cocktails made with hand pressed juice and rotating, on-tap beers. The restaurant opened this brand new location in April after extensive renovations to the property with some inspiring new features, such as a secondary staircase and a roof top enclosure.  Diners have been highly impressed with the new design, the centre of attention being the fabulous patio bar with retractable roof and walls, which creates a unique outdoor feeling that is distinct from the restaurant’s main area.

OpenAire is pleased to add this new enclosure to its portfolio of restaurant projects. “It’s been a pleasure to work with the LOCAL team and help transform their facility into a vibrant, modern and open design,” says Mark Albertine, the company’s President and CEO, “We’ve designed and built unique roof structures for restaurants and bars across North America and Europe. It’s good to share our expertise with a thriving local business like Local Leaside.”

This innovative roof design is virtually maintenance-free and will allow LOCAL Public Eatery to take full advantage of its floor space all year round. OpenAire’s panoramic design reduces lighting and energy costs by letting the sun’s rays light and warm the patio, while also delivering a stunning dining experience to customers. With the great impact its new design has had on the neighbourhood so far, LOCAL Public Eatery is sure to continue making a great impression with diners across Toronto.

About OpenAire
OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious aluminum retractable roof enclosures and skylights for over 25 years. We bring unique visions to life from concept design to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces customers love. Our over 600 commercial projects include Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Water Park in Frankenmuth, Michigan; Aqua Sferra Water Park (the biggest aluminum dome in the world) in Donetsk, Ukraine; Tropicana Water Park in Stadthagen, Germany; the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York City, and the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.

Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire has worked throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. To learn more about OpenAire Inc.’s projects and capabilities, visit and follow us on Twitter. For more details on this project, please e-mail

About LOCAL Public Eatery
LOCAL Public Eatery is where the laid-back warmth of a local pub meets the quality of a great neighbourhood restaurant purveying a fresh take on pub favourites, handcrafted, fresh juice cocktails and rotating taps. You’re only a stranger once.