Summer is here. The days are long, the temperature’s warm, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than hitting up a patio with a cold, refreshing drink in hand. Toronto is home to so many incredible patios, each equipped with its own unique vibe and menu. Whether you’re looking for an elegant night out, panoramic views of the city, delicious international cuisine, or a fun buzzing party, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the top patios in Toronto you need to check out this summer.
Located in the exclusive King West neighbourhood, Lavelle is a one-of-a-kind landmark where Toronto’s finest come to rub shoulders. The luxurious space boasts a massive 16,000 square foot patio with one of the longest rooftop pools in North America. It features a lounge bar with cabanas and a dining room serving Brazilian-Japanese creations by Chef Daniel Ken, all with gorgeous unobstructed 360-degree views of the city. Take your day into night with a dip in one of their three luxury pools and enjoy a cocktail in a private cabana.
Sitting 44 stories above Toronto’s bustling Entertainment District is Bisha Hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant Kōst. Inspired by the Baja Peninsula, Kōst offers California coastline vibes, with al fresco dining, an infinity pool and panoramic views. Featuring seasonal menus with modern cuisine like seared Atlantic salmon and refreshing signature cocktails, guests are welcome seven days a week.
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Trattoria Nervosa is hands-down the best patio in Yorkville. Often frequented by celebrities due to its reputation and unique design, Trattoria Nervosa serves Southern Italian food that’s sure to leave a smile on your face. With mouth-watering home-cooked food and a curated wine list to complement your meal, it’s the perfect place for special occasions or a night out drinking sangria with friends. Centrally located in Toronto’s high-end shopping district, this iconic yellow restaurant is a neighbourhood gem.
Located on the 4th floor of Baro Toronto, Baro’s rooftop patio is the ideal place for a Latin-infused culinary experience. With an upbeat and casual atmosphere, great music and delicious food, this patio is a popular hangout that gives off strong Miami vibes. The menu is cooked on an outdoor charcoal BBQ, and is perfect for sharing with friends. With striking décor and plants galore, Baro is guaranteed to be a fun night out!
If you’re looking for something a little more laidback and close to the water, look no further than the Amsterdam Brewhouse. Located on the Toronto Waterfront, just steps away from the CN Tower, the Amsterdam Brewhouse has 4 large patios that offer landscape views of the Toronto Islands. While providing a great collection of beers and food, the patio is open-concept and wraps around the building, ensuring everyone has a seat by the water.
Chef’s Hall is Canada’s first chef-driven community market. A unique and interactive space, Chef’s Hall spans 18,000 square feet and offers 5 patios, 4 full-service bars and space for over 1,000 guests. With food from 17 of Toronto’s top chefs inspired by international cuisines, Chef’s Hall is heaven for Toronto foodies. It also boasts large entertainment spaces with 4 unique vibes: The Beer Hall (a lively energetic space with DJ and performances), The Main Hall (a formal place to host best-in-class gatherings and cocktail receptions), The Courtyard Patio (one of Toronto’s largest and sunniest patios with BBQs, games and amazing music) and the Aperitivo Patio (a fresh space to enjoy Aperol Spritz cocktails and delicious snacks).
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This luxury hotel by Marriott Bonvoy is set to open its doors on July 21st, which means you’re first in line for some epic views of the city. Located at the famous cross-section of Bloor St. and Yonge St. in Yorkville, gaze out over Toronto while savouring the delights of W Toronto’s Rooftop Bar and Restaurant. Their Mediterranean-inspired late-night scene is set to dazzle with delectable food and specialty vermouth and amaro craft cocktails.