Hurricanes Roadhouse New Patio ‘Rains’ Supreme

Known for its comfort food and hangover curing meals, Hurricanes Roadhouse prides itself as a moderately priced casual Canadian bar specializing in traditional pub cuisine while featuring all the major sporting events.

Over recent years an influx of bars, restaurants and boutiques has transformed the Ossington and Bloor area into a ‘foodie’ hotbed. Endless options of cuisines and craft beers have pressured establishments to constantly reinvent themselves whether it be the menu, the ambiance, or a combination of both.

Ross Serpa, owner of Hurricanes Roadhouse knew it was time for a change, but it wasn’t until passing by a neighbouring establishment that he realized the facelift would come in the form of a patio renovation.

“I chose ShadeFX because I drove by a place that ShadeFX had been installed and asked where I could get one.”

Excited to transform the patio into a more inviting space, Ross contacted ShadeFX to explore coverage options, ultimately specifying a single large motorized underside canopy to provide both sun and rain protection. Looking to remain hands-free, Ross engaged ShadeFX to carry out the installation.


“The project from start to finish was great. The order process was a breeze, installation ended up perfect. I got exactly what I wanted and it looked better than I expected.”

With the addition of heaters, Hurricanes Roadhouse converted its patio from a three-month space to a three-season room, increasing the restaurants seating capacity, while accelerating the return on investment.

“The space is great now that [our] canopy covers [the entire patio] at a touch of a button. Its increased my bottom line now that I can have the patio opened earlier and later in the season. I also like that it also helps with sound, keeping your neighbours happy.”

Quick to recognize the value of the newly transformed space, Ross is looking to incorporate the new patio design into another establishment.

“I currently purchased another pub and am looking forward to installing a similar canopy as I have at Hurricanes, at A Dark Horse Pub on Bloor West, rated best patio on Bloor West! Stayed tuned for it to be even better!”

Hurricanes Roadhouse is a great example of how a minor renovation can result in a high return. Not only has the canopy given the restaurant a fresh look, it has expanded the patio season by a couple extra months in the spring and fall, boosting the restaurant’s bottom line.

No matter how bad the weather is outside, it always feels like the ‘eye’ of the storm on Hurricanes Roadhouse’s patio.

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