After months and months of waiting, the warm weather has finally arrived, and that calls for a celebration. The best way to do that is by visiting all of the amazing patios in Toronto and across the province - tasty eats, great drinks and stunning views are all waiting for you in Ontario.
There's a patio for every type of occasion, whether you're looking to dress up and get fancy or just spend a casual evening with your partner. Here are 16 amazing patios to take your girlfriend to in Ontario:
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Wheat Sheaf Tavern
The Wheat Sheaf Tavern is a classic spot for cheap pub grub and drinks. Open since 1849, the bar features several TVs for sports, a vintage jukebox, and of course, an outdoor patio with a relaxed vibe.
Green Room is a secluded, 2-storey hangout known for its cheap drinks, from $14 sangria pitchers and $2 martinis. It also features a cozy garden patio with plenty of seating.
Barney's is a popular pub with a vibrant patio scene. Several great eats are offered here, including a variety of gluten-free, allergy-sensitive and vegetarian options.
Jack's Gastropub is a casual spot with an upscale vibe. It prides itself on its seasonal farm-to-table dishes created with local ingredients, as well as its epic wines and provincial craft beers.
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Biff's Bistro has a beautiful outdoor patio that resembles a 1930's Parisian cobblestone cafe. The bistro serves French-inspired foods and also offers half-priced wine bottles every Sunday.
Gusto 101 is an aesthetically-pleasing restaurant that offers unique twists on Italian classics. Its rooftop patio is bright and has plenty of seating, making it perfect for a brunch date.
Barangas specializes in delicious Greek and Mediterrean offerings that are enjoyed on a spacious, boardwalk patio overlooking the beautiful Van Wagners beach.
Emma's Back Porch
Emma's Back Porch is a comfy spot with a beautiful waterside patio. Its interior is decorated with cottage-like furnishings that provides a warm and cozy vibe.
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George Restaurant is an ultra high-end restaurant perfect for special occasions. It has a beautiful outdoor courtyard complete with flowers and elegant patio umbrellas that make it a dreamy spot to bring your special someone.
Auberge du Pommier
Auberge du Pommier is a sophisticated French restaurant with a lovely garden patio. Gorgeous, European-esque designs, exquisite dishes and an extensive wine make it worth absolutely worth dining at.
The School is a high-end restaurant that was once a historic school house. It specializes in steaks and seafood, and features an intimate piano lounge and deck patio.
Tu Casa is a fine dining restaurant that offers a stellar Mediterranean/European menu. Wine lovers in particular will appreciate the restaurant's glorious wine menu of classic and rare options.
Il Posto is an Italian restaurant with a cute covered patio. Open since 1981, it known for its delectable menu options, stunning interior and exterior design, and top-notch service.
Colette Grand Cafe
Colette Grand Cafe is a beautiful venue with European vibes and elegant stylings. It features an bright, outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy great French specialties and drinks.
Pub Italia is a bustling bar that's decorated with medieval elements. It offers over 200 specialty international beers, as well as great Italian-inspired creations.
Chez Piggy is a hip hangout with great internationally-inspired menus and drinks. It's outdoor dining space has a comfortable vibe, thanks to a beautiful garden and stone surroundings.