Toronto Patio Guide - Toronto Island BBQ & Beer Co.
This two-tiered restaurant has patios on its main and upper floor, offering one of the best views of the downtown Toronto skyline from across the water on Centre Island.
Toronto Patio Guide - Drom Taberna
This venue with nightly live music and an Eastern European menu also has an enchanting patio furnished with picnic tables stowed away out back.
Toronto Patio Guide - Paupers Pub
Pauper's Pub has both a rooftop and sidewalk patio, which together help to accommodate the Annex's collective love of outdoor eating. Both patios are known to host lively crowds (especially on a summer's eve) and attract area students looking for affordable food and drink. The rooftop patio, especially, offers a feeling of seclusion from the busy street below with high-reaching fences and its own patio bar.
Toronto Patio Guide - Cherry Street Bar-B-Que
Headed to the Port Lands? Cherry Street Bar-B-Que has an expansive patio that's bustling with guests on the daily (the restaurant doesn't have neighbours, so noise complaints are a non-issue). The space itself is pretty bare bones, but it's got all the makings of a good time: an outdoor DJ, excellent sun exposure and kickass BBQ Fare.
Toronto Patio Guide - The Goodman Pub & Kitchen
Goodman Pub, part of Fab Restaurant Concepts, offers widespread views of the lake that can be taken in all day long as you sip on beers or pitchers of sangria while munching on creative burgers and salads. Stop for a break here on a stroll along Queens Quay.
Toronto Patio Guide - El Catrin
El Catrin has what you might call a big money patio, complete with fire pits, giant outdoor chandeliers, and bright yellow furniture. Located in the Distillery District, this has quickly become a destination spot for luxe Margaritas and ceviche, so you're likely to experience line-ups if you don't make a reservation.
Toronto Patio Guide - Drake Sky Yard
Drake Sky Yard is one of Toronto's favourite rooftop patios for good reason. It has just about everything you’d expect from a rooftop space and more, including its own bar, a variety of seating, rave-worthy mojitos, and a perfect brunchtime vibe. Open all year round, the best nights on the patio involve marshmallow-roasting and movie-watching, but more often than not you’ll just be happy to get a spot.