As the holidays approach, spending time with our favourite people sits at the top of our to-do list. Whether you’re celebrating with family, friends, or any other special folks in your life, it’s no secret that this is the time of year we all aim to spread a little joy. 

Despite the chilly weather rolling in for the winter, patio season is nowhere near done in the city- as long as you look for the right (and heated) spots! 

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And in fact, making memories with your dearest friends and family out on the town isn’t only a possibility this season, it’s encouraged. This year, it’s all about making new memories to last through the New Year and beyond. So gather your loved ones and check out a new spot in the city, and maybe even find a new fave or two. 

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Destination Toronto to uncover some can’t-miss heated patios around the city, from cozy hideaways to well-loved hangouts. Since the holidays are around the corner, let’s share some joy, patio style. 

Here are 9 awesome heated patios to check out in Toronto. 



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Baro’s all-season rooftop patio is one of the prettiest in town, and that rings especially true in the holidays. Baro’s Latin-infused menu and leafy floor-to-ceiling decor make it feel like you’re spending Christmas on the beach. Plus, sending a chilly winter evening under the stars on Baro’s heated patio is just the spot for a cozy get together with loved ones. 

Where: 485 King St W

Bar Raval


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Come for the tapas and cocktails, stay for the Barcelona vibes. This spot is hugely popular for a reason, part of it being the warm and inviting heated patio. The unique furnishings and mood lighting provide the best ambiance to enjoy an intimate evening with friends this holiday season- over shared tapas plates, of course.

Where: 505 College St

Chula Taberna Mexicana

Not jetsetting to Mexico this holiday  season? Don’t worry, with Chula Taberna, you won’t need to step out of Toronto to get the holiday vacation you deserve. With their heated and covered patio space boasting bright colours and comfy seating, it’s an ideal spot to catch up with friends over a marg (or three). They boast the best drinks in the city and they dare you to prove them wrong. Will you and your pals accept the challenge this holiday season?! 

Where: 1058 Gerrard St E

Dundas & Carlaw


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For the annual-catch-up-with-old-friends, this upbeat coffee and wine bar in the city’s east end is a perfect place to settle down for a night. Whether you’re stopping by for a good cup of coffee or gathering with friends over a pitcher of sangria, Dundas & Carlaw’s heated and covered patio has everything you need to spread the joy this season. 

Where: 1173 Dundas St E


farmhouse tavern

For spending an evening with family over the winter, we recommend FARMHOUSE Tavern. The patio offers a farmhouse-chic vibe, with open flame fires and sheepskin blankets so you and your guests can stay cozy all night long. With dishes made from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, a curated artisanal wine list, and friendly staff, you know where to go for a not-to-be-forgotten get together. 

Where: 1627 Dupont St

Bar Reyna


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In the heart of Yorkville is Bar Reyna, a gorgeous cocktail and snack bar with a patio where you and your guests will want to spend the entire afternoon. The atmospheric restaurants year-round back patio offers tasty bevies, mouth watering food, and an Insta-worthy setting for a Mediterranean-inspired take on the festive season. 

Where: 158 Cumberland St

The Pilot


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An oldie but a goodie, people have been making memories at The Pilot since 1944. What better way to get into the holiday spirit with a classic setting, modernized (and winterized) with two patios that each have retractable awnings and heaters. On the menu you’ll find comfort food and homestyle pub classics, and if your holiday party runs long, the late-night menu has you covered. 

Where: 22 Cumberland St

The Three Speed


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Twinkle lights make the heated patio inviting year-round, but it’s especially festive during the holidays. This spot on Bloor West has a wood-burning outdoor fireplace and the atmosphere is on point for any occasion this season. So gather your friends, and get ready to fill your belly with comfort food staples and Ontario craft beers! 

Where: 1163 Bloor St W

So gather your loved ones and venture out to some of Toronto’s coziest and coolest heated patios. Trust us, with the right setting, snacks, and sips, you’ll be spreading the holiday joy in no time.