September 21, 2015 08:00 ET

OpenAire Gives a Fresh Addition to The Crooked Cue Restaurant and Pool Hall

The Crooked Cue Unveils a Fabulous Retractable Skylight, Designed and Installed By OpenAire

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 21, 2015) -

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OpenAire has pocketed a game ball with the completion of a new renovation at The Crooked Cue in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. The family-owned Restaurant and Pool Hall, which has operated on Bloor Street since 1992, now features a beautiful, fully renovated billiard hall, ping pong area, and restaurant. The most striking addition is a 20' x 48' retractable glass skylight on the roof of the building, which retracts completely off of the opening over the adjacent roof. This creates a dynamic, bright, and spacious area that offers guests an "outdoor" dining and recreation experience at any time of year. The sleek, double-sloped 960 sq. ft. skylight was custom designed, built, and installed by OpenAire.

The Crooked Cue offers a fun and upscale restaurant environment. The new retractable roof only emphasizes that this is not your average restaurant and pool hall. The indoor/outdoor space has been attracting new guests to The Crooked Cue since it opened in July. "The response has been incredible," says Sam Pappas, owner of The Crooked Cue. "People are loving it and bringing their friends to see it. We were only closed for 6 weeks and the result was worth it. We had as many guests in the first week of July, upon opening, as we did the entire month of July last year."

Thanks to its innovative design, the retractable roof allows customers to enjoy the pub's large selection of craft beers and great dishes in the fresh air on sunny days, yet still experience that open, outdoor feeling on cold or rainy days thanks to its unobtrusive sleek design. The new renovations and operable skylights bring the building to life and have earned The Crooked Cue a place on TSN and the CBC's lists of "Canada's Top Pool Halls."

Enthusiasm for the design has made Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, proud. "We're excited that OpenAire's work with The Crooked Cue has brought this much attention," he says, "Our retractable restaurant skylights and enclosures transform the way owners can use their floor space. Sam Pappas and The Crooked Cue team can now seat guests in an attractive 'outdoor' space all year round. It's sure to be a hit with visitors and staff alike."

The new glass skylight not only provides an amazing atmosphere but is also energy efficient. The all-aluminum frame is thermally broken and the retractable glass design reduces air conditioning and lighting costs while absorbing passive solar heat when the roof is closed in the winter. It is a winning choice for one of Canada's premier restaurant and billiard halls and is sure to catch the neighbourhood's attention for years to come.

About OpenAire

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious retractable roof structures and skylights for over 25 years. We bring unique visions to life from initial design to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces customers love. Our 600+ commercial projects include Zehnder's Splash Village in Frankenmuth MI, US; 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 For more details on this project, please e-mail

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