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Well, I was gonna save my patio spiel for the grand opening on Saturday, June 9th (event soon to be launched). But since the patio…& the weather were ahead of schedule, I may as well give you the inside scoop on LAVISH’ baby brother ELEVATE.
Believe it or not, a rooftop patio was in the plan since day one. Money ran short so it only made sense to hold the project off and gradually ELEVATE “above lavish”. First we had the caged fence that kept falling over. Then we built the 20′ x 6′ fenced
pig pen patio. Next was the 20′ x 15′ jail cell smoking patio with soaring 20′ walls… Which is now a beautiful glass railing stairwell leading to the new 20′ x 50′ rooftop patio we call ELEVATE.
Summer of 2011 I sampled many rooftop patios across Toronto, “…I really want to bring a piece of this to my city!”. The ideas were grande & exciting and the investment would be over the top! It was a big risk but I had to finally take that dive into the deep end…and it couldn’t be half ass. I think London (especially the downtown core) deserves the best so it only made sense to build something Londoners would be really proud of!
It started with a 10 minute coffee meeting with my contractor, weeks of planning , 4 months of solid work, then the vision became reality. Thank you to all my contractors involved with the project & a bigger thank you to all the LAVISH regulars who have been so patient with the construction inconveniences. I couldn’t have gotten this far if it wasn’t for you!
The two soft opening weekends of testing the waters out have been immensely successful and the excitement has rippled out to many folks I’ve never seen before! A big thanks to my staff for all their hard work maintaining a safe space for the LGBTQ community and everyone who loves to party at London’s most diverse nightclub & now roof top patio.
Enjoy the stages of our journey “to the top”: