Pet-friendly patios are technically outlawed in Toronto though many restaurants take a laissez-faire approach when it comes to tethering your dog up outside.
For this roundup, we’re spotlighting the most accommodating spots, as well as patios that are that are perfectly positioned (i.e. restaurants tucked away from bustling traffic) so that both you and your best friend can relax.
These are possibly the most dog-friendly patios in Toronto.
Staff at this Liberty Village confirm that dogs are indeed welcome. “Absolu-barking-lutely it’s dog-friendly,” said enthused staff who also noted that the house lager is named after the restaurant GM’s beloved pup, Sunny.
They will also be doing a photoshoot in the summer for the 2019 dogs of the Local calendar.
Address: 100 East Liberty Street, Unit 171, Toronto
Grab a table on the perimeter of this patio and tie your pup up just outside to enjoy this serene spot featuring panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands.
Address: 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
While canine guests aren’t technically allowed on the patio itself, dogs are more than welcome to hang out on the other side of the railing adjacent to the tables. Situated down a traffic-free laneway makes it a fairly safe spot while bowls of water served to dogs just reinforces that four-legged friends are welcome.
Address: 221 Richmond Street West, Toronto
At Corus Quay (aka Sugar Beach), this pubby patio offers a serene escape on the waterfront where dogs can enjoy the lake breeze in their manes while tied up next to your table.
Address: 25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
The positioning of this peaceful terrace tucked away from the street means you can tie Fido to the fence away foot traffic. Plus the restaurant does offer H20 for four-legged friends so you can both stay hydrated on hot days.
Address: 140 The Esplanade, Unit A, Toronto
Aside from the delicious brews and crafted bites, one of the best features at this east side coffee roaster and café is its large (dog-friendly) patio out front.
Address: 983 Queen Street East, Toronto
Tie your pooch up outside the patio on the boardwalk while you enjoy cocktails, pizza, and people-watching on the Harbourfront.
Address: 207 Queens Quay West, Suite 155, Toronto
Okay, so this brewery doesn’t have a patio, per se. The taproom is, however, very dog-friendly, and there are bay doors that open wide to let the sunshine in, so if you’re looking to enjoy a brew with your dawgs… this place might just fit the bill.
Address: 128A Sterling Road. Toronto
Another dog-friendly brewery that doesn’t really have a patio but might still fulfill your cravings for cold beer, sunshine, and quality time with your pup. Just roll-up those garage doors, claim a Muskoka, and let your pup soak up some rays from the bottle shop.
Address: 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto