Spring is here and it feels like summer this week in Toronto. That means patio season is here and there’s no doubt that this city loves its outdoor dining. And thankfully there are infinite options for every mood, from laid-back pubs to upscale vibes and everything in between. Whether you’re meeting the crew, impressing your S/O, or taking yourself on a date, these patios in Toronto are among the best that the city has to offer.

Check out this list of Toronto’s best patios to enjoy the gorgeous weather while it lasts.

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KŌST

 

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This rooftop restaurant and bar on the 44th floor of Toronto’s Bisha Hotel is the closest thing this city has to the tropics. The sky-high resto faces the CN Tower and the outdoor pool, ideal for cooling off in the summertime.

Where: 80 Blue Jays Way

HARRIET’S ROOFTOP


This sky-high destination at 1 Hotel Toronto is a “luxurious rooftop space decorated with reclaimed and sustainable materials throughout, creating a vibe that’s both lively and cozy,” according to the description.

Enjoy the best-unobstructed views of the city while you dine on seasonal light bites and craft cocktails made with fresh juices.

Where: 550 Wellington Street West

EL CATRIN

 

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You can’t go wrong at this Distillery District destination. Known as Toronto’s “number one year-round patio,” El Catrin stays bumping no matter the season, but it’s especially fun in the warmer months when the colours are extra vibrant, the vibes are high, and the tequila and mezcal are flowing in abundance. Hit this spot for authentic, modern Mexican food, delicious drinks, and good times.

Where: 18 Tank House Lane

LAVELLE

 

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This stunning sky-high spot on King West is both a daytime and evening destination. Soak up some of the best views in the city while you cool off in one of the three rooftop pools and relax in a private cabana. Then stick around for cocktails and delicious eats, like truffle yuzu guac and chips, chicken karaage, green dragon rolls, and more.

Where: 627 King Street W

PENNIES


This popular burger spot is almost always packed but for a good reason – it’s just that good! Almost everybody in Liberty Village has a dog and lucky for them, Pennies is just a walk away. Its outdoor patio is just paw-fect for your four legged friends too.

Where: 127 Strachan Ave

FIGO

 

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Pastas, pizzas, and wine, oh my! This Italian joint does it all. Stop by their sleek, contemporary patio in the heart of downtown to get your weekend carb fix, complete with fire pits to keep you toasty on those chillier nights.

Where: 295 Adelaide St W

SCHOOL

 

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Class is in session, people! The subject? Brunching 101. This delicious spot is the place to be for the weekend tradition we all know and love. We recommend hitting this patio for their chicken and waffles or their mind-blowing blueberry pancakes. Don’t forget your Cesar on the side!

Where: 70 Fraser Ave

TERRONI

 

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There’s no denying that Terroni is one of the city’s most-loved destinations for Italian cuisine. The Adelaide location has a sprawling patio surrounded by greenery, and the Price St restaurant has a sun-soaked rooftop patio with impeccable south-facing views of the skyline. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy a selection from their wine shop! You’ve earned it.

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EPOCH BAR + KITCHEN TERRACE

This British gastrobar-inspired spot at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto now has an 88-seat terrace surrounded by lush foliage and views of Simcoe Park.

Described as a “hidden oasis at the heart of the city’s bustling entertainment district,” the open-air terrace serves up a seasonally-inspired cocktail menu with tropical motifs and a nod to classic cinema. We recommend the “Enter the Dragon” cocktail. Cheers!

Where: 181 Wellington St W

MAISON SELBY

 

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If a fancier vibe is what you’re after, look no further. This French restaurant will class things up for you. They’ve got gorgeous cocktails and mouth-watering bistro fare available, along with a vibrant patio to soak up that summer sunshine.

Where: 592 Sherbourne St

THE DRAKE HOTEL

 

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A popular rooftop hangout on West Queen West has finally reopened its doors. Sky Yard is back at The Drake Hotel, serving up delicious drinks and bites on its expansive outdoor patio.

Where: 1150 Queen St W

THE MORNING AFTER

Brunch it up with the delicious eats available at this outdoor spot. They have all the signature and farm-fresh breakfast items you could dream of, from eggs benny to French toast to vegan options. Plus, a ton of cocktails and lattes topped with Lucky Charms. Count us in!

Where: 88 Fort York Boulevard