With our limited amount of summer weather here in Toronto, we need to take full advantage while we can. What better way than to enjoy a smooth beer, a refreshing cocktail on a patio, and dine the fresh air? Whether you’re looking for a rooftop patio with a view, or a street-level experience with your fellow Torontonians, here are a few of our favourite spots.
DEQ at the Ritz Carlton | 181 Wellington St W, Toronto
This lavish patio is one of the best kept secrets in Toronto. It’s classy atmosphere, combined with an outstanding view of the skyline makes this one of our top choices for summer weather. Enjoy an exclusive cocktail list, comfortable seating, delicious shareables, and a wide selection of wines.
More information: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/canada/toronto/dining/deq
Bar Raval | 505 College St, Toronto
This Barcelona-inspired pinxto bar offers a heated and covered patio space for those cool summer nights. Rest your cocktails and spanish tapas atop standing barrels which are scattered about the space to allow for maximum standing room. There’s also a patio with seating around the front, where you can enjoy the casual atmosphere while gazing upon the picturesque Palmerston church across the street.
More information: https://www.thisisbarraval.com/
The Oxley Public House | 121 Yorkville Ave, Toronto
Dine al fresco with your choice of 3 patios: the front, the courtyard, and the terrace. Take in the Yorkville sights at the front with a stunning view of the Hazelton Hotel. Or, for a more secluded and intimate experience, choose the courtyard. All food is made from scratch and is prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Carter and Head Chef Patrick Forest.
More information: https://theoxley.com/
Terroni Yonge at Price | 1095 Yonge St, Toronto
A breathtaking view from up high on this rooftop patio. Plenty of seating with an outdoor bar for all your favourite summer refreshments, just steps away. Enjoy the taste of authentic and traditional Italian cuisine with menu options like pastas and pizzas. Private and semi-private options are available for those special occasions or a night on the town with friends!
More information: https://www.terroni.com/terroni-toronto/terroni-yonge-at-price/
Union | 72 Ossington Ave, Toronto
Secluded. Intimate. Charming. It’s a cozy space offering traditional Canadian-French bistro, inspired by the classic Paris bistro’s simple and hearty fare. Locally sourced food, and an ever-growing wine list will make your evening of 7pm sun a cool and relaxing experience.
More information: www.union72.ca
The Chase | 10 Temperance St Fl 5, Toronto
Upscale rooftop patio overlooking the Financial District. What could be better after a day of work before heading home? It’s a sophisticated and refined experience where you can soak up plenty of sun during the post-work cocktail hour, with tall flame heaters to warm you up on those cool summer nights when the temperature drops lower than you expect, post sunset.
More information: https://www.thechasetoronto.com/
Kasa Moto | 115 Yorkville Ave, Toronto
Swanky, sleek and full of personality. Yorkville’s Kasa Moto is complete with a Sky Bar, music, and it’s chic minimalist patio design. Get cozy in their sofa-style seating, as you gaze at the bright lights and take in the ambiance of vibrant Yorkville. Your wine and dine experience will be second to none, day or night. Reservations advised!
More information: https://kasamoto.ca/
Trattoria Giancarlo | 41 Clinton St, Toronto, ON
Dine al fresco at street level on a beautiful summer weekend. Located in the heart of Little Italy, oversized umbrellas will guard you from the intense summer sun rays, allowing you to experience the outdoors without fear of sunburn. Beautifully presented dishes including pasta, seafood, lamb and steak, featuring Chef Jason Barato.
More information: https://www.giancarlotrattoria.com/
Broadview Hotel | 106 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON
A 360 degree view of the city on this expansive rooftop patio so you can see the skyscrapers and cranes that dominate the cityscape, as well as the Don River. Sometimes referred to as the eastern version of the Drake Hotel, it’s glass pyramidal facade offers a chic and classy look, combining indoor and outdoor areas on the roof for the ultimate patio experience.
More information: https://www.thebroadviewhotel.ca/
Paris Paris Garden Garden | 1161 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Saunter across the street to the courtyard across from Paris Paris; they host a “garden party” every Sunday. Seating, mini-tents and umbrellas in this small and intimate not-so-secret garden area offers all day wine, snacks and the right musical vibes. What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than at a Paris-style garden party? Right here in Toronto.
More information: https://www.parisparis.ca/
Trinity Common | 303 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON
Stroll down trendy Kensington Market towards the Trinity Common patio on Augusta Avenue. A laid-back, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for evenings and weekends on the sunny patio. Carefully crafted beer selections and evolving menu keep it fresh and interesting all year round, but particularly during the Toronto summer.
More information: www.trinitycommon.com
Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen | 119 Harbord St, Toronto, ON
Located in historic Harbord Village, Her Father’s Cider Bar offers a selection of over 100+ ciders from right here in Ontario and around the world. It’s a rustic-chic patio with over-sized yellow umbrellas to offer you a partially shady, partially sunny seating with extra-cushy seats.
More information: www.herfathers.ca