When the temperatures reach a steady 20-ish degrees, patio hopping becomes a bonafide Toronto pastime. To get you sitting (and sipping) pretty, we’ve rounded up the city’s best patios, from daytime garden terraces and first-date dives to ones boasting the most epic rooftop views.


The Best Skip-Work-to-Sip Patio: Paradise Grapevine

How does a hooky Friday paired with a couple glasses of wine sound? Paradise Grapevine is your spot. On its back patio you can sip Italian sparkling or the bar’s very own refreshing orange wine (featuring a tantalizing fruit profile of lime popsicles, lavender and mint) with, yes, actual grape vines hanging above.

841 Bloor St. W., paradisegrapevine.com 

The Best Daytime Patio: Cafe 23


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We tend to think of patios as a place to imbibe, but Cafe 23, a quaint coffee shop just a quick skip from Bellwoods, is totally changing that idea. Take a strawberry matcha latte (plus a toasted-and-buttered St-Viateur bagel on the side) to its tucked-away garden patio, complete with tons of potted plants.

728 Queen St. W., @cafe23coffeebar

The Best Patio with a Pool: Kost at Bisha Hotel

Californian-inspired fare, summery drinks and an infinity pool on the 44th floor? Count us in for Kost. Partaking in the poolside pursuits is only available to hotel guests but with a fresh-forward menu and the opportunity to swim, we have yet to see a better excuse to book a staycation.

88 Blue Jays Way (44th floor), kosttoronto.com

The Best First Date Patio: The Three Speed


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Cool, casual and stocked with a rotating list of craft beers, Three Speed has been a west end institution for over a decade. Its dimly lit, mural-painted back patio that attracts the most laid back locals is a very ideal place to get to know someone new.

1163 Bloor St. W., thethreespeed.com

The Best Rooftop Patio: The Broadview Hotel

Because the east end always delivers, head to the Broadview Hotel’s rooftop patio for pretty skyline views aplenty. Here, you can share a few seasonally-suitable small plates and a craft cocktail (we love the Dirty Little Secret made with pisco, lime, an herbal syrup and blackberries) all while basking in uninterrupted sunny skies.

106 Broadview Ave., thebroadviewhotel.ca

The Best Brewery Patio: Bandit Brewery


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Now equipped with an all-weather, retractable roof, the patio at Bandit Brewery — an airy brewpub located at the top of Roncesvalles Village — is the place to order beer-battered cheese curds and a round of pints with pals. Their sour-salty Wizard of Gose just hits different under the sun.

2125 Dundas St. W., banditbrewery.ca

The Perfectly Located Patio: Paris Paris


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If you’re looking for a patio to be your Saturday starting point, we’d recommend Paris Paris. Situated in the parking lot of a converted auto garage, this wine-and-cocktail bar (with an incredible, all-day charcuterie menu) can be found halfway up the Ossington strip for next-door access to top-tier parks, ace shopping and even more patio options.

146 Ossington Ave., parisparis.ca

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