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Ceili’s – The Rooftop YYC



  • The Rooftop – Ceili’s, Calgary
  • Canada’s largest outdoor weather-managed patio experience

The Ask

  • With Calgary’s extreme climate and short patio season, Sprung was approached to provide a year-round solution from the elements while still maintaining a vibrant outdoor atmosphere.
  • Adding to the challenge, the install was to take place on top of a downtown Calgary rooftop, during winter, meaning the installation team would be battling intense winds and heavy snow.


  • 80’ wide by 100’ long Sprung structure
  • Rooftop installation


  • Sprung worked with The Rooftop team and their partners to design and install a modern, bright and customized facility.
  • The open concept design provides concert-level acoustics for events, and the natural daylight panels compliment the vast greenery that simulates an outdoor space — all while being protected from the elements.

This Sprung Structure Features:

  • Open sunshade
  • Natural light
  • Largest outdoor “weather-managed” patio experiences in Canada
  • The Rooftop is a one-stop shop for food and beverage experiences.


The Rooftop

The Rooftop appears to be one of the largest outdoor “weather-managed” patio experiences in Canada. Perched above the lively streets of downtown Calgary, The Rooftop is a one-stop shop for food and beverage experiences, providing something for everyone in seamless transitions from daytime lunches to evening dining seasoned with imaginative nightlife and musical events. With it’s remarkable forno pizza oven, an extraordinary sound system and band stage, along with huge LED walls and projector TV’s, The Rooftop’s 350 seat patio invites the outside in as it blends delicious locally sourced food, creative cocktails, shareable style of food service with a unique open-air dining room and elevated, interactive atmosphere. www.therooftop.ca




“Calgary is known for its extreme weather shifts and our goal was to design a structure to provide a light, bright, clear span space, open to the air but with enough coverage to provide a unique, fun and functional space for more than just “summer” – but rather upwards of 8 to 10 months per year. We have proudly dubbed the finished product, “The World’s Largest Umbrella.”
– W. Brett Wilson & J. Matt Blanchfield


There is no question that the Sprung team held true to their reputation of being innovative, fast, and cost-effective. While continuously working with our design team and theirs, we created an aluminum-framed membrane structure on the rooftop of a Calgary building that will be enjoyed in the spring, summer, fall, and even winter.
– W. Brett Wilson & J. Matt Blanchfield