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18 Best Patios in Toronto

18 Best Patios in Toronto

Looking for the best patios in Toronto to enjoy all the sunshine and good food?

Sitting on patios is probably one of the best parts of summer in the city – there’s just something about sippin’ on a good cocktail under the sun as the city bustles around you.

Whether you’re looking for rooftop patios or just simple outdoor patios, Toronto has plenty of awesome restaurant patios worth checking out.

Be sure to book reservations ahead of time to ensure you get a table by calling into the restaurant!

Here are some of the best patios in Toronto to eat at this summer.

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Best patios in Toronto


Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario

The Gardens at Casa Loma

Enjoy a dreamy patio meal at The Gardens at Casa Loma, a historic mansion just outside of the city.

From Ahi Tuna Nachos to Lobster Ravioli, you can enjoy all kinds of upscale yet casual delights at Casa Loma.

Toronto skyline view from Casa Loma

You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful gardens at Casa Loma, as well as the stunning view of the Toronto skyline, but unfortunately this doesn’t include access to the inside of Casa Loma!

LOCATION: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON


The Commoner Restaurant, Toronto

The Commoner Bar Room

A sister restaurant to The Commoner in Roncesvalles, you’ll find elevated pub eats and an extensive drink menu at this gorgeous spot in Little Italy.

They’ve got shareables like their Truffle Fries and Szechuan Cauliflower and pub bites like their Southern Chicken Sandwich and Steak Frites.

Their back patio is stunning with all of the woody vibes, and they also open up the front of the restaurant during the warmer months.

LOCATION: 614 College St, Toronto, ON


Her Father's Cider Bar and Kitchen in Toronto, Canada

Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen

Her Father’s serves up all the cider you can dream of, plus plenty of amazing food.

Choose from over 100 different ciders from around Ontario and the world alongside farm-to-table Canadian fare.

Their restaurant is all about the rustic vibes, while their patio features a gorgeous and vibrant mural.

On chillier summer days, they even give you blankets to keep warm!

LOCATION: 119 Harbord St, Toronto, ON


Terroni

Craving some authentic Italian pizza?

Terroni has a few locations across Toronto and they all have patios, but their Rosedale location on Price Street is one of the most beautiful patios in Toronto.

Their rooftop patio features wood panelled ceilings, hanging straw lamps, plenty of greenery, and even an incredible skyline view (especially if you get the table facing the LCBO occupying the historic building across the street).

LOCATION: Various locations


Smith Restaurant

Smith is a gorgeous French restaurant that’s popular for their brunch, as well as their adorable patio.

With brick walls and hanging lights, their patio is super cute and Instagram-worthy.

They’re only open on weekends at the moment, so definitely reserve ahead of time if you want to get a table!

LOCATION: 553 Church St, Toronto, ON


El Catrin Destileria

You can find the El Catrin restaurant in the Distillery District, and they’ve got a stunning and super cute patio out front for you to enjoy your Mexican feast.

You can enjoy traditional and modern Mexican bites here, like their Pibil Jackfruit Sopes or their Guacamole with *gasp* crickets as an add-on.

They’ve also got the largest tequila and mezcal collection in Canada, which is pretty cool!

LOCATION: 18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON


Outdoor patio at Cluny Bistro in Toronto's Distillery District

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie

Cluny is one of the best restaurants in the Distillery District, and they’ve got a beautiful semi-enclosed outdoor patio, wrapped in faux vines and twinkling lights.

Enjoy all of the European vibes while indulging in delicious French dishes.

It’s a super cute patio to visit with your girlfriends, or to go on a romantic summer date!

They even have heating for those extra chilly evenings at the end of summer.

LOCATION: 35 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON


The Porch Rooftop Patio in Toronto

The Porch

The Porch offers up some of the best rooftop patio views in the city, and you can see a gorgeous panoramic view with the Toronto skyline.

The only thing about this place is that they charge cover both during the day and at night, but it’s still a very nice spot.

Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen, and probably even sunglasses and a hat, unless you’re okay with turning into a lobster.

LOCATION: 250 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON


King Taps Restaurant & Bar in Toronto Financial District

King Taps

King Taps is a busy spot in the Financial District that serves up elevated fusion dishes and an endless selection of craft beers on tap.

They’ve got a huge craft beer and cocktail selection, perfect for enjoying on their large outdoor patio spaces!

Surprisingly, they’ve also got some of the best pizza in Toronto.

All of their pizzas are fantastic, but the BBQ Chicken and Stinging Bee are my favourites!

King Taps Restaurant & Bar in Toronto Financial District
The Stinging Bee is quite unique and super delicious.
King Taps Restaurant & Bar in Toronto Financial District
The Prawn & Pesto Pizza is a must for any shrimp lovers.

We also really love their appetizers, and they switch up the menu every so often.

King Taps Restaurant & Bar in Toronto Financial District
Crispy Sushi and Chicken Tacos.

King Taps is located at First Canadian Place, so it’s super easy to get to whether you work in the area or just want to have a taste of the awesome food and drinks.

The restaurant and patio spaces are huge, and the two-storey patio is covered with huge umbrellas if you’re visiting on a rainy day!

They also now have a location out on the west coast if you find yourself in Kelowna.

LOCATION: 100 King St W, Toronto, ON


District Eatery, Toronto

District Eatery

District Eatery is the perfect spot to visit if you’re watching what you’re eating, because they’re all about clean eats.

Their rooftop patio is super nice, and it’s the perfect spot to grab craft cocktails and shareable dishes with your friends!

They’ve also got a cool neon sign at the entrance that you can snap a quick pic of.

LOCATION: 303 King St. West, Toronto, ON


Kost Restaurant at Bisha Hotel, Toronto

Kōst

If you’re feeling good and boujee, pay a visit to Kōst at Toronto’s Bisha Hotel, one of the best boutique hotels in Toronto.

While I’ll admit I’m not crazy about the food, the vibes and the views are definitely worth it.

It’s on the 44th floor, so you can enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline on the rooftop patio.

There’s even an outdoor pool on the rooftop patio!

LOCATION: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON


Grand Bizarre

Grand Bizarre is Toronto’s largest poolside patio at 86,000 square feet, and it’s located at the Exhibition Place.

They have three huge infinity pools, private cabanas, and bottle service if that’s something you’re into.

They’re open for brunch, lunch, and dinner on the weekends!

LOCATION: 15 Saskatchewan Rd, Toronto, ON


Cafe23

Looking for a cute café to get some work done, or meet a friend for coffee?

Cafe23 is an absolutely adorable café on Queen West (near Trinity Bellwoods) with a stunning backyard patio.

It’s literally like a hidden secret garden, complete with vintage details and beautiful florals – check it out for yourself!

LOCATION: 728 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Lavelle Rooftop Bar in Toronto, Ontario

Lavelle

Lavelle’s got a pretty sweet rooftop patio if you’re feeling swanky.

The restaurant sits 16 storeys high with a lounge bar, cabanas, and a massive outdoor pool.

Their cocktails are great and the sushi is actually pretty dang good.

LOCATION: 627 King St. West, Toronto, ON


Northern Maverick Brewing in Toronto, Ontario

Northern Maverick Brewing Co.

Northern Maverick is one of the best craft breweries in Toronto, and they’ve got a cool patio near King and Bathurst.

Slurp on some fresh oysters or taste some of their house-cured meats on their charcuterie boards alongside their amazing craft beers!

LOCATION: 115 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON


Grand Electric Restaurant in Parkdale, Toronto

Grand Electric

Grand Electric serves up some of the best tacos in Toronto, and it’s also got one of the best patios in Toronto.

The inside of their restaurant may not be huge, but the cute patio out back makes up for it!

You can find them on Queen West near Parkdale.

If you’re looking to do a little shopping nearby, House of Vintage and Public Vintage are both amazing vintage clothing shops nearby.

LOCATION: 1330 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Tlacoyo, a toasted and stuffed corn cake.

Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro

This adorable Mexican bistro serves up incredible authentic Mexican food and margaritas, and they’ve got a gorgeous and cozy patio on Queen West.

The owner, Ernesto, named the restaurant after his grandmother Lola!

Fonda Lola was actually the first authentic Mexican restaurant Adam and I ever visited, so it holds a special place in our hearts.

You’ll find contemporary Mexican dishes made with ethically and locally-sourced ingredients, with plenty of taco options and appetizers like Ceviche and Chorizo Potato Croquetas.

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Tortas are a popular Mexican street food.

Patios are perfect for sippin’ on dranks, and margaritas are the specialty drink here at Fonda Lola!

They have several different margarita options to choose from, including their Spicy Margarita and Hibiscus Margarita.

They also have a variety of Mexican-inspired cocktails, Mexican beers, and Mexican spirits!

Margaritas from Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Margaritas are the specialty at Fonda Lola.

And if you’re not feeling alcohol, you can go for one of their Agua Frescas or a bottle of Jarritos.

Definitely grab the Churros for dessert if you’re not too full of tacos afterwards!

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Churros with a side of sweet, sweet caramel-flavoured goat milk whipped cream.

You can find Fonda Lola on Queen West by Queen & Shaw.

LOCATION: 942 Queen St W, Toronto, ON


The Broadview Hotel in Toronto

The Broadview Hotel

The Broadview Hotel in the east end of Toronto is a chic historic hotel that was built as a commer­cial centre in the late 1800s.

They have a few dining spaces within the hotel, and one of them is their rooftop restaurant that includes a gorgeous outdoor terrace with CN Tower views!

Enjoy seasonal dishes made with locally-sourced produce and all kinds of fancy schmancy cocktails.

Definitely a spot worth booking your next staycation at – you can book a stay on Expedia!

LOCATION: 106 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON


Toronto Beach Club

After a day out on Woodbine Beach, hit up the Toronto Beach Club for upscale Mediterranean-inspired eats and beachy cocktails.

They’ve got a gorgeous patio, especially at nighttime with the hanging lights!

There’s also free parking if you dine here, which is pretty nice.

LOCATION: 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. East, Toronto, ON


Best patios in Toronto:

  1. The Gardens at Casa Loma
  2. The Commoner Bar Room
  3. Her Father’s Cider Kitchen + Bar
  4. Terroni
  5. Smith Restaurant
  6. El Catrin Destileria
  7. Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie
  8. King Taps
  9. District Eatery
  10. Kōst
  11. Grand Bizarre
  12. Cafe23
  13. Lavelle
  14. Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
  15. Grand Electric
  16. Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro
  17. The Broadview Hotel
  18. Toronto Beach Club

These were some of the best patios in Toronto worth checking out!

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