When development began on Pick 6ix, a brand-new restaurant and bar owned by hip-hop star Drake’s OVO brand in downtown Toronto, the restaurant’s management knew that they would need to create a destination that brings a unique and vibrant outdoor-style space for people across the city, as well as adding an inviting attraction to the Yonge and Wellington Street neighbourhood’s diverse culture. Because Canadians make the most of their chances to enjoy the outdoors, a naturally lit glass surround with operable walls from OpenAire was a perfect choice for the restaurant’s open-concept patio area. Pick 6ix’s management turned to OpenAire’s experts to design and build a dynamic patio enclosure that would combine the indoors with the outdoors, letting visitors experience the sights and sounds that Toronto has to offer while enjoying an excellent menu in a luxurious destination.
OpenAire designed and installed an eye-catching, fully customized 2,100-sq. ft. glass screen enclosure for Pick 6ix’s open-concept patio. This unique glass surround 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 surround also takes 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 can enjoy a menu of top quality drinks and food choices in the refreshing summer shade and breezes as if they were in a sidewalk café. In less favourable weather, these windows can slide up just like a windshield to provide shelter, all while maintaining an inviting, naturally lit atmosphere.
This year-round outdoor section increases Pick 6ix’s seating capacity significantly. The extra seating will likely be necessary thanks to the patio’s refreshing atmosphere that lets diners enjoy the outdoor sunshine. 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.