05.12.2017 | Living In Toronto

Soak Up The Sun On Toronto’s Top 9 Patios

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When the warmer weather rolls around, Toronto comes alive with patio options. From charming backyard oases to stunning rooftops and quaint beer gardens, this is a list of Toronto’s top 9 patios that you need to visit right away.

Let’s take a look at where we should be soaking up the sun with our suds this spring!

Bandit Brewery (2125 Dundas St W)

Located just outside Roncesvalles Village’s bustling strip, Bandit Brewery is one of the newest additions to Toronto’s patio scene. What makes this place special isn’t just the beer brewed right on site, it’s the huge beer garden featuring romantic stringed lights and communal picnic tables! Sometimes it can be difficult to find a seat on a Toronto patio, but a group of people can fit here with ease.

Bellwoods Brewery (124 Ossington Ave)

A hotspot all year ‘round, but especially popular during the summer, Bellwoods Brewery is an institution in Toronto’s West End. An intimate patio, surrounded by a white picket fence, makes this a great place to spend time just steps from Ossington Avenue – one of Toronto’s hippest areas.

Northwood (815 Bloor St W)

Located just down the road from Christie Pits Park, Northwood has the perfect stop-by-for-a-drink vibe. Well-crafted cocktails, a comfortable amount of shade, and plenty of picnic tables make this spot comfortable, casual, and unforgettable. The best part must be that it’s a café by day, and a bar by night, so you can transition from espresso to gin without ever having to get up from your seat.

El Catrin (18 Tank House Lane)

Sitting right in the middle of Toronto’s historical Distillery District, El Catrin features an expansive patio to sip on luxurious margaritas and munch on shareable Mexican snacks. This huge courtyard patio is absolutely buzzing with life during the summer months, and the ambience is reason enough to pay it a visit!

Done Right Inn (861 Queen St W)

A hidden gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Queen Street West, the Done Right Inn is a Toronto institution that features vintage furniture and tonnes of greenery. The massive tree in the middle of this patio also provides a gentle sort of shade, and gifts this dive bar with that perfectly outdoorsy charm that’s perfect for summer.

The Slip (235 Queens Quay W)

Whether you’re on your way to or coming back from Toronto Island, The Slip is the perfect pit stop. Sitting right at the base of Toronto’s Harbourfront, this is the place to enjoy beautiful lake views in a super outdoorsy patio. Sip on cocktails, beers, or sample fresh ceviche. Feel the gentle breeze coming off Lake Ontario, and free yourself from what can sometimes be hot and humid summer evenings in the city.

Mascot Brewery (31 Mercer St)

Sometimes you just need to go up, up, and away! Mascot Brewery sits right in the heart of the Financial District, and features a stunning rooftop patio. Nestled between towering skyscrapers, this place redefines what it means to be “in the heart of the city.” The AstroTurf floors and picnic tables also give it a fun and casual backyard vibe.

Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria St)

While the summer in Toronto is mostly known for being humid and hot, there are cooler evenings every now and again. Jazz Bistro has an excellent covered patio, which is perfect even when the weather is not. Combined with the smooth jazz music, there is just something so elegant about enjoying a drink on this patio.

Round The Horn (331 Roncesvalles Ave)

One of the best things about exploring Toronto in the summer is slipping into a restaurant only to find a beautiful backyard patio waiting for you. Patios can get crowded, which is why these hidden gems make for the perfect escape during a long summer day – or a long summer night. Round The Horn in Roncesvalles Village has exactly that: a beautiful backyard patio that will have you feeling like you’re in cottage country.

Is it time to turn your favourite patio into your own neighbourhood haunt? Let’s talk about making your next move today! Whether you’re buying, selling, or just want to learn more about your options, contact us today to start a conversation!

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