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It's time to sharpen those skates, because you'll want to take in the views from this towering ice rink all winter long.

SkySkate is returning to The Porch on December 1, and you can glide across the rooftop patio while gazing at the CN Tower.

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Brunch is getting an incredibly pink makeover in Toronto this summer, and you can dine in a rosy rooftop paradise.

The Porch has partnered with BABE Rosé to create the BABE Brunch, which will run every weekend starting July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Toronto's massive margarita towers are making a comeback this season, and you can get your hands on one this weekend.

The Porch, a renowned rooftop patio in the city, is home to five boozy towers which hold about 75 ounces of drink each.

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There's a lot of self-induced pressure on Torontonians to savor the summertime. Winter tends to be long and brutal so every weekend from May through August needs to be lit. Once it hits 20 degrees – or even 15 – the city comes out of hibernation, the jackets get put away, and patio season commences. It's that time of year we actually look forward to; holiday season is great, but we all know the TTC during negative temperatures is not something to daydream about.

Longing for summer is what gets us through the work and school season, even if we forget about the humidity. Apart from having to shave everyday, sweating on the subway and hiking up your energy bill with constant AC, summer in Toronto is the best 4 months of the year. You can finally eat outdoors, hangout poolside, and walk from your uber to the club without  ruining your heels. But if you notice yourself gravitating to the same spots and want a change of space, Toronto is bursting with cool restaurants, clubs and lounges. Whether you go with friends or family check out these places:

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Toronto weather makes some seasons as unreliable as the TTC, but one season we can always count on? PATIO SZN. It's a long standing tradition in Toronto, whether it's after work power hour, saturday afternoon lounging or taking in all the views the six has to offer. Torontonians flock to patios on every occasion so obviously the cities capitalized on this an it seems you can find a patio on just about every block now. So which one do you go to?

Sometimes it's comforting to hear a Frat guy yelling, "THIS IS SO LIT" while draining his 5 dollar pint.? But other days? You really just need to release your inner Scott Fitzgerald and channel your inner refined self. (Which definitely wasn't out the night before). Basically, we get it. You don't always want a bumping patio, but when you do you need to know which ones to invest 10 dollars per drink in. We got you Toronto, here's a list of patio's for every vibe your feeling. Our ranking is simple, if a patio get's 5 ?? You'll be lucky to hear your own thoughts let alone your friends, perfect for those mind numbing zone out days we need. If we give it a simple, ?, you can definitely count on some chill vibes. READY FOR THE HYPE?

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