Farewell Winter, hello Summer - finally patio season is here. There's something great about enjoying a meal and drinks on a patio, it makes your dining experience 1000 times better.

 Toronto has many patios all around the city, the list can go on and on forever. There are several restaurants in the GTA with outdoor seating space, it wouldn't be easy to list them all. For your advantage and pleasure, we have compiled a list of 19 Best Patios by neighbourhood in Toronto for you to enjoy this summer!

P.S Stay tuned for more patio lists, including Rooftop patios?.

King West 

1. Buca King West // 604 King St W.

The perfect patio to hideaway from King West's busy neighbourhood because it has its' own alleyway. Enjoy delicious Italian food at one of Toronto's best Italian restaurants.

2. O&B Canteen // 330 King Street W.

Located at TIFF'S very own Light Box, O&B has a large outdoor patio. Experience an ultimate patio experience, dining and enjoying drinks in the heart of King West.

3.Gusto 101 // 101 Portland St.

If you're looking to have a couple of glasses of quality wine, head on over to Gusto 101. Guess what? They have wine on tap, yup that's right. Gusto, means tasty in Italian and let us tell you, their food is veryyyyy tasty.

4. Portland Variety // 587 King St W. 

Grab a drink or a cup of coffee in King West's popular cafe, restaurant & bar. Portland variety can satisfy your food/drink craves anytime of the day! They're always serving quality food and providing amazing service whether you'd like to have breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails.


5. One // 116 Yorkville Ave.

This chic upscale restaurant/lounge has one of the largest patios in Yorkville. It's located on the grounds of Hazelton Hotel, Yorkvilles top hotspot. They provide A class service, delicious food and lip-smacking cocktails.

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6. Sassafraz // 100 Cumberland St.

Sassafraz is one of Yorkville's most popular patios. Their modish patio is packed everyday during the season, attracting locals and tourists visiting Toronto. Enjoy a delicious dinner with tasty cocktails and check out Toronto's luxury cars.

7. La Societe // 131 Bloor St W.

Toronto's finest French restaurant is located walking distance south of Yorkville, Indulge in flavourful French bistro fare on their spacy patio, overlooking the top luxury stores in Toronto.

8. Hemingway's // 142 Cumberland St.

Hemingway provides 4 patios for guests to enjoy. Check out this New Zealand-style pub that has cheap drinks (24 draft beers) and delicious food. Hemingway's is a great casual spot to converse and hang out with a couple of friends.

Distillery District 

9. El Catrin // 18 Tank House Lane

Enjoy one of Toronto's most trendiest authentic and modern Mexican cuisine restaurants in the heart of the Distillery District. Their patio is very spacious, complete with bright furniture, fire pits, and giant outdoor chandeliers.

10. Mill Street Brew Pub // 21 Tank House Lane

Take in the full brewery experience at Mill Street Brew Pub. Refresh yourself with a cold beer on a hot summer day. The pub operates out of the Mill Street brewery, serving Mill Street classics with over 19 beers on tap.

11. Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill  // 17 Tank House Lane

Pure Spirits has a spacious patio in the Distillery, serving fresh seafood from its' raw seafood bar. Enjoy their delicious Oysters or a non-seafood meal on their outdoor patio that has a wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service.

The Annex 

12. Rasa // 196 Robert St.

If you're looking for a nice quiet patio to enjoy in the Annex, take a seat on Rasa's patio. They're known to provide top notch service and flavourful food that will leave you speechless, with a fabulous dining experience.

13. Harbord Room // 89 Harbord St.

Enjoy one of Toronto's most delicious burgers on the Harbord Room backyard patio. Try and book a table in advance because they get fairly busy quite early.

14. Victory Cafe // 581 Markham St.

This pub style patio is a great choice to have beers and finger foods. The atmosphere is very laid back, with a sidewalk patio that plays Celtic music on Thursdays and live jazz on Fridays.

The Beaches

15. Murphy's Law // 1702 Queen St E.

Murphy's Law is a favourite for many locals and visitors coming to the Annex. The food, service and craft beer selection is superb, with an atmosphere that is very homey.

16. Lion on the Beach // 1958 Queen St E

There are 2 large spacious patios, with both shady and sunny areas to sit in. The Lion on the Beach provides a relaxing and casual atmosphere to enjoy during the day and night.


17. Reposado Bar and Lounge // 136 Ossington Ave.

Reposado is the tequilería of the neighborhood, which provides a picnic-like atmosphere with wooden tables, chairs and fence. They play live music on the patio, featuring different jazz bands and DJs.

18. The Lakeview Restaurant // 1132 Dundas St.

Grab some cheap delicious food on and enjoy it on the Lakeview patio. They're known for their outstanding breakfast since the 1930's and they also serve classic diner fare during the evening.

What patios will you be hitting up this summer?

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