Leave it to Toronto to make the impossible happen by having a bumping patio season in the dead of winter. From sprawling rooftop patios to colourful covered terraces to twinkling Parisian alleyways, there’s no shortage of spots to enjoy a delicious al fresco meal in this city no matter how cold it gets.

No -20 C wind chill or semi-lockdown can stop Torontonians from having a good time in the great outdoors, and these spots are doing the most to make their patios as dreamy as possible.

Here are 12 Toronto patios open right now that are taking outdoor dining to the next level.

Prohibition Social House

Prohibition’s heated outdoor patio is “so warm you won’t need a coat,” according to the restaurant’s latest Instagram post. The patio is located at the back of the venue and it’s open all day until 11 p.m. on a walk-in basis only, but will soon be taking reservations as well.

Where: 696 Queen St E

Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte is serving up the best of Nikkei cuisine on their leafy outdoor patio, covered and heated to keep you toasty.  This month, the restaurant is featuring several mouthwatering plant-based dishes on their Veganuary menu, including Rocoto Cauliflower Wings, Lychee Ceviche, BBQ Huacatay Broccoli, and more.

Where: 161 Bay St

Bar Neon 

Sip mulled wine and toasty hot toddies on the covered and heated patio at this west end spot. Before you go, you can grab some fresh bread and a bottle of wine from the adorable takeaway counter on Cosmos Nature Laneway behind the patio.

Where: 1226 Bloor Street W

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This stunning sky-high spot on King West is open for outdoor dining this month. Soak up some of the best views in the city while you dine on delicious eats, like truffle yuzu guac and chips, chicken karaage, green dragon rolls, and more.

Where: 627 King St W


One of the most iconic rooftop patios in the city is staying open this month. Open 365 days a year until 2 a.m., you can always count on a tasty drink and meal in a vibrant atmosphere at this Yorkville staple.

Where: 142 Cumberland St

Chula Taberna Mexicana

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Mexican fiesta at this fun patio in Leslieville. The heated and covered patio space is full of bright colours, comfy seating and happy vibes. The menu offers a range of flavourful Mexican-fusion dishes and fun appetizers like street corn and zucchini fritters. Plus, they boast the best drinks in the city and they dare you to prove them wrong. Challenge accepted!

Where: 1058 Gerrard St E


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Harbour 60

An escape to paradise without leaving the city? Sign us up! Harbour 60’s heated patio is easily one of Toronto’s most luxurious spots for outdoor dining and they’re open all winter long. You don’t have to wait for warmer weather to indulge in some fine dining al fresco in the heart of downtown.

Where: 60 Harbour St


This cocktail lounge has an ultra-cozy patio that’s open year-round and it’ll keep you toasty even on the coldest winter nights. The colourful surroundings will almost make you forget you’re in Toronto, especially as you’re sipping on a delicious craft cocktail.

Where: 686 Queen Street E


Care for some award-winning butter tarts and a latte on a dreamy twinkling garden patio? This Queen West spot has you covered! This spot is a popular one among locals, including Shawn Mendes. The back patio feels like a little escape right in the middle of the city and if you want to keep the peaceful vibes going, you can take your coffee to go and head to Trinity Bellwoods right next door.

Where: 728 Queen St W


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This charming neo-bistro is inspired by regional French flavours and the atmosphere definitely reflects their European vibes. You’ll feel as if you’re dining in an alleyway in Paris surrounded by exposed bricks and the glow of twinkling lights. Lapinou’s outdoor patio is complete with heaters and a canopy for a cozy night out.

Where: 642 King Street W

Fox on John

This popular English pub with a modern twist is as busy as ever on its covered outdoor patio. Complete with fire pits, heaters, and good music, Fox on John is the place to go for dinner and drinks with an upbeat vibe this month.

Where: 106 John St #3

La Paella

Enjoy the flavours of authentic tapas, paella and wine from Spain on this charming patio. The wooden panels and string lights only add to this Leslieville restaurant’s cozy outdoor atmosphere. If you stay close to the heater and forget that there’s snow on the ground, it almost feels like you’re in Barcelona!

Where: 1146 Queen St E