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Where to warm up on a heated patio in Toronto this winter

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Ainsley Smith Dec 18, 2017 2:31 pm 838

Don’t let the cold weather keep you from enjoying our city this winter in Toronto! The brisk weather is the perfect excuse to enjoy a cold one while getting cozy outside on a winter-proofed patio.

Here’s a round-up of heated, covered and/our fireplace equipped patios in Toronto.

The Drake Sky Yard

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This “climate-defiant” patio is the perfect place to grab a mid-afternoon cocktail or some late night dinner. Complete with its own cocktail bar with an extensive list of libations and funky décor, you’ll be feeling warm and cozy even on the coldest Toronto day.

Address: 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-531-5042

Cactus Club

Winter Patios

Cactus Club

The Toronto aprés-work crowd frequent this patio (even in the winter months) to let off steam on this heated cocktail-fueled rooftop. With a fully retractable snow-melting roof, private booths, and its own music program, this rooftop is a one-of-a-kind patio experience.

Address: First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide West, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-2025

Big Crow

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Located in a cozy barn-like building, this campfire cooking-inspired venue comes equipped with blankets for the coldest winter days. But don’t worry if you’re still feeling cold, the grill gives off plenty of heat to keep things warm.

Address: 176 Dupont Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-3287

Dundas & Carlaw

This popular neighbourhood joint is the place to be even in the winter months. Equipped with a heated patio, patrons can mow down on chili dogs or enjoy a craft beer (or two) while enjoying a game of outdoor curling on the recently installed iceless curling rink.

Address: 1173 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Phone: 647-639-7281

Gusto 101

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With a retractable roof, this stylish patio is in business year-round.  On the menu, authentic Italian dishes like pizza and pasta, but more importantly there’s wine on tap.

Address: 101 Portland Street
Phone: 416-504-9669

Cold Tea

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Tucked away in Kensington Market, what was formerly known as the city’s best-kept secret is one of the hottest spots for an afternoon patio party. During the winter months, the back alley patio is filled with partygoers who are looking to escape from the chaos of the city.

Address: 60 Kensington Avenue
Phone: 416-546-4536

Bar Raval

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Located in Little Italy, Bar Raval is home to an enclosed patio equipped with heaters so you can enjoy the restaurant’s mouth-watering tapas dishes and cocktails outside even during the colder months.

Address: 505 College Street
Phone: 647-344-8001

El Catrin

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Tucked away in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, this restaurant is not only home to a vibrant cocktail and Mexican tapas menu, but also a sprawling outdoor patio that’s equipped with heaters and fire pits so you can still enjoy a margarita under the stars during the colder months.

Address: 18 Tank House Lane
Phone: 416-203-2121

Three Speed

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This Bloor Street staple is one of the few patios in the city that has an outdoor fireplace. And while the outdoor space doesn’t have any servers or heaters, the fireplace is the perfect spot to cozy up with a pint.

Address: 1163 Bloor Street West
Phone: 416-555-1212

Fifth Grill and Terrace

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The Fifth Grill and Terrace

This boutique restaurant is home to a year-round enclosed rooftop patio that features romantic ambiance and spectacular views of Toronto. If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Mediterranean-inspired food at a rooftop oasis this winter, this is definitely it.

Address: 225 Richmond Street West, Suite 501b
Phone: 416-979-3005

Ceili Cottage

The Céilí Cottage

The Céilí Cottage

This cozy Irish pub is not only known for its authentic Irish fare and impressive whiskey list but also for its heated winter patio. This winter, patrons can test their luck at a game of ball hockey on the winter patio and then warm up at the outdoor fireplace.

Address: 1301 Queen Street East
Phone: 416-406-1301

Hemingway’s

With an enclosed rooftop patio, this Yorkville staple is the perfect spot to warm up with some drinks on a cold afternoon. The New Zealand-inspired eatery serves up traditional pub fare including its popular fajitas and nachos, as well as 24 beers on tap and an impressive cocktail list.

Address: 142 Cumberland Street
Phone: 416-968-2828

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Ainsley Smith
Staff Writer at Daily Hive

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