In 2011, ICRAVE partnered with OTG Management to develop an exciting new dining program at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, with a focus on bringing travelers the best of Toronto’s culinary talent and restaurant scene. The idea was to create 13 hybrid restaurant, bar, and market concepts directly in the gate hold areas. The plan involved removing the traditional Chromecraft gate hold seating and replacing it with custom designed hospitality style seating with iPads at every seat. Travelers can now check their flight information, browse the web, or order food to the gate, ultimately reducing traveler anxiety. This project was an exciting homecoming for Lionel Ohayon, founder of ICRAVE and Siobhan Barry, ICRAVE partner. The two Toronto natives met in architecture school at the University of Waterloo, and this is the first project they’ve completed on Canadian soil. Each hybrid concept has a unique sculptural identity within the greater field of the terminal.
2014 FAB Awards, Airport Food & Beverage Offer
of the Year
2014 IES Illumination, Award of Merit Recipient