Ultimate Guide to Toronto’s Top Patios

The temperature has been rising and folks have been enjoying the extra daylight and good weather. It’s safe to say that it’s officially patio season. We can all agree that no two patios are the same, so we’ve decided to create the ULTIMATE PATIO GUIDE for the best patios in Toronto for every and any vibe, need and desire.

THE BEST VIEWS

Lavelle

627 King Street West

Lavelle has been a staple spot for Toronto ever since it opened. Its space is complete with cabanas, outdoor bars, pools and holds annual summer events. You can get a membership for the season, giving you perks on towel service, early entry and food discounts. Or come out for their weekly parties.

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The Thompson Hotel

550 Wellington Street West

Located close to the heart of the city, the Thompson Hotel is the place to spend an entire afternoon. They have one of the city’s only infinity pools all while creating the perfect laid back with style atmosphere. You need a membership or hotel room to get up to this view, but it is well worth the commitment.

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The Porch

250 Adelaide Street West

The Porch’s claim to fame, asides from having the closest view of the CN Tower, is it’s bucket margaritas. This patio is always happening, no matter the time of day and it’s very central.

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Kost

80 Blue Jays Way

Kost is the newest addition to Toronto’s patio scene and gained prime real estate. Located on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel, it mixes Bajan cuisine with a breathtaking view of the city.

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The One Eighty

55 Bloor Street West

If you’re looking for the right Instagram photo — this is it. The One Eighty is on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre and is the perfect spot to grab a quick drink. It makes some of the best specialty cocktails in Toronto and offers the best panoramic view.

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Amsterdam Brewhouse

245 Queens Quay West

Located right on the Lakeshore. Amsterdam Brewhouse offers a great view of Lake Ontario while providing a great selection of beers and food. The patio wraps around the building and most of the restaurant is an open concept. It’s actually hard to not get a seat by the water.

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THE CLASSY VIBE

Trattoria Nervosa

75 Yorkville Avenue

This is the BEST patio in Yorkville. Celebrities frequent Trattoria Nervosa often because of its reputation and unique design. It’s the best spot to enjoy dinner and great sangria with friends or a date.

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La Société

131 Bloor Street West

What makes La Société stand out is its two-floor chic patio. You have the option of sitting on the upper level or its ideal Bloor Street set up. This place is one of the most luxurious French Bistro in Toronto, conveniently located right by designer storefronts.

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Kasa Moto

115 Yorkville Avenue

If you haven’t stopped by Kasa Moto for its cocktails and sleek atmosphere, you’re missing out. It’s complete with Japanese cuisine, a Sky Bar, music, and a very swanky patio.

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Photo: Kasa Moto (Twitter)

Miku

510 Bay St

Miku is the perfect spot to take family or friends out for a special occasion. This fine dining experience is complete with authentic Japnese cuisine and interior that leaves a lasting impression. It is also walking distance from Toronto’s waterfront.

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The Chase Fish And Oyster

10 Temperance Street

The Chase is in Toronto’s financial district. It’s known for its seafood menu and high-end dining experience. And comes complete with an open kitchen and bar layout. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated and refined experience, this is it.

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Lee

601 King Street West

One of Sursur Lee’s staple spots, Lee is King Street West’s go to Asian and French-inspired restaurant. Its patio gives a good view of the vibrant area. Bring a group of friends along to this patio as it offers a menu for all to share.

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Photo: Lee Restaurant (Instagram)

Estia

90 Avenue Road

Fairly new to the scene, Estia is a Mediterranean restaurant with a beautiful patio. It’s in a quiet part of Yorkville that offers a secluded ambiance with a lot of style. If you’re in the mood for good food and conversation away from the city hustle, this is the perfect place to go.

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DEQ Terrace and Lounge

181 Wellington St W

DEQ is located inside Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel and is one of the best-kept secrets in the city. It offers fine dining, incredible cocktails and a classy ambience. The menu has several shared place options and wide selection of wines to choose from.

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THE CHILL SPOTS

Bellwoods Brewery

124 Ossington Avenue

Bellwood’s is one of Ossington’s best patios. This hipster brewery offers a wide selection of beer (most of which is made in-house) and the patio is a great place to relax. Complete with candles and a lush ambiance, you will find it easy to socialize and enjoy your evening.

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Cold Tea

60 Kensington Avenue

Half the appeal of Cold Tea, is actually finding it. This gem is hidden inside Kensington Market and offers a unique and interesting view of Toronto’s underground vibe. Known for its cocktails and music, Cold Tea is a very special spot for the Torontonians who do know about it.

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Photo: Cold Tea (Instagram)

Café Cancan

89 Harbord Street

This patio is ideal for a quiet drink and good conversation. Hidden in the city, it offers a lot of character and flavour that keeps people coming back. It’s ideal for a daytime hangout and offers a refreshing spring/summer vibe.

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Harvest Kitchen

124 Harbord Street

Harvest Kitchen has two patios, one being a rooftop. There’s a ton of variety on its menu including vegan and vegetarian options. it offers the perfect ambiance to talk and grab a casual drink.

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Assembly Chef’s Hall

111 Richmond St. 

Looking for somewhere to please all your parties’ palettes? No better way to do that than the latest food hall addition to Toronto’s financial district. Enjoy global cuisine from 17 of Toronto’s top chefs located in one convenient place. From vegan salads to fried chicken, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this culinary experience on the newly renovated and highly anticipated courtyard patio.

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Gusto 101

101 Portland Street

This patio is the perfect place to enjoy Italian cuisine and socialize while enjoying Toronto’s Fashion District. This two floored building gives you the choice of a rooftop patio or street level. With many options for wine, there’s no doubt you’ll have a great time.

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The Drake Hotel

1150 Queen Street West

The Drake Hotel gives every restaurant in Toronto something to worry about. They have it all. A rooftop and wrap around patio, an underground lounge and a beautiful interior complete with some of the best food in the city. This place has been, and always will be, a hub that celebrates artists, musicians and brings everyone out.

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Photo: The Drake Hotel (Instagram)

Cactus Club

77 Adelaide Street West

If you’re wondering where to hang out this summer, make sure Cactus Club is in your top five. Its rooftop patio offers music, bottle service, great cocktails and an amazing place to network. It has a prime location in Toronto’s financial district. Here, you will find a mix of people ready to socialize and enjoy their night.

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Bar Reyna

158 Cumberland Street

This restaurant holds a special place in Yorkville. It has the style and glamour to compete with the neighbourhood but offers something the others can’t. Simplicity. Bar Reyna is the place to go if you want to mix with a diverse crowd that keeps it classy and enjoys famous cocktails.

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TORONTO FAVOURITES

Belfast Love

548 King Street West

This classic King Street West patio is a great spot to check out at any time of the day — it’s always busy. You will find a mix of people and a great menu (especially the Poké starter). This is a good place to head to if you’re looking for a good night out with your friends.

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Duke Of York

39 Prince Arthur Avenue

This popular Annex bar is decently priced and gets very busy during the weekend. It’s an ideal location if you don’t want to head all the way into the city, but still, want to enjoy a good night out. Its patio is large and they have a great selection of beer and food.

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Hemingway’s

142 Cumberland Street

This famous bar is one of Toronto’s most visited and known spots. It has a complete rooftop patio that attracts everyone to the Yorkville area. It is affordable, has great music and pretty casual.

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Photo: Hemingway’s (Facebook)

Mascot Brewery

31 Mercer Street

Mascot Brewery has been nicknamed the rooftop beer garden of Toronto. Located in a central spot of Toronto, it offers an extensive amount of beer selection and has a picnic style set up. Perfect for socializing.

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El Patio

220 KING STREET WEST

El Patio is a part of El Caballito Toronto, a place that is known for giving away free tacos and midnight and having the best Mexican food in the city. Make sure you also try their infamous margaritas.

Photo: El Caballito (Instagram)

Oasis

99 Blue Jays Way

This famous Toronto patio is owned by the hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Inside this building, you will find many hockey references, complete with this gorgeous rooftop bar. It is lounge and bistro style and continues to be a Toronto staple since its opening.

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The Pint

277 Front St W

This pub has over 40 beers on draft and 40 different wing sauces. It’s an awesome place to hang out with friends after a game or  bring someone who is new to the city becuase of its proximity to the CN Tower.

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