Winter truly seems to last forever in Ontario, but with warmer weather on the not-so-distant horizon, it’s finally time to start thinking about patio season. From rooftops with incredible views to cozy spots with serious backyard vibes, there are so many gorgeous Toronto patios to choose from. And while summer is certainly the most lively time to sip sangria outdoors, many patios re-open as early as April, depending on the weather.
If you ask us, the sooner the better.
Let's be real. Patios make every meal feel like some sort of fancy adult picnic and we can’t get enough of it.
Nothing beats spending a warm afternoon soaking up the sun and sipping cocktails with your besties.
Except for, maybe, spending a warm summer evening doing the same thing under twinkling patio lanterns.
Can’t wait for the season to start? Don’t worry.
This Toronto spot actually has a winter patio brunch challenge, if you’re brave enough to face the cold that is.
But, if you’d rather plan ahead for sunny spring days, then take a peek at the list below.
And don’t forget, it’s never too early to map out your patio hop.
Address: 101 Portland St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: A glass of wine with your BFF on a rooftop? Now that's what patio season is all about.
Cuisine: Pub fare
Address: 250 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a sweet backyard vibe with excellent views of the 6ix while you sip margaritas with the squad.
SOCO Kitchen + Bar
Cuisine: Shareable small plates
Address: 75 Lower Simcoe St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Conveniently connected to Union Station, it's super easy to meet your besties at this gorgeous rooftop for some after-work drinks in the warmer months.
Address: 18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you're not brave enough for winter patio brunch, then you need to revisit this place when the temperature goes up.
Address: 158 Cumberland St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Okay, technically you can enjoy this super cute patio in all seasons, but it's best when that warm springtime sun shines in.
Cuisine: Cocktails & snacks
Address: 607 College St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This quaint and cozy patio will make you feel right at home. Not to mention the impressive evening cocktail menu.
Oasis Rooftop Lounge
Cuisine: Bar bites & cocktails
Address: 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: With comfy seating and excellent drink options, you'll never want to leave the top of this popular sports bar.
Cuisine: Snacks & cocktails
Address: 314 Queen St. W. 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Calling all plant lovers. You won't want to miss out on sipping drinks in this lush oasis when it reopens for the season.
Address: 1370 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Lined with beautiful umbrellas, this adorable patio is as bright and colourful as the food and drinks offered here.