These are the best patios to hit in Toronto's west end

Jul 9 2019, 6:19 pm

Are you of the belief that the west end is the best end?

If so, there’s a solid chance that you’ve been crawling the streets past Bathurst, seeking somewhere to get your patio vibes on this summer.

Well, dust off your kneecaps and whip out your shades: these are the must-visit patios in Toronto’s west end.

MARBL and Mademoiselle

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MARBL, which took over the spot previously occupied by Susur Lee and Drake collab Fring’s alongside Mademoiselle, officially opened its doors at the end of last year. And now the restaurant has launched a patio space. The outdoor area, designed by Victoria Opacak of All in The Design, is cozy, filled with greenery, and gets just enough shade.

Address: 455 King Street West
Phone: 416-979-2660

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Baro

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Baro’s rooftop offers an indoor-outdoor experience reminiscent of a warm getaway. With plenty of greenery, massive screens, and a view that’s like something out of a New York love story, this spot’s serving up all the goods.

Address: 485 King Street West, Toronto
Phone:  416-363-8388

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The Gaarden

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Encased by lush greenery and the city skyline, The Gaarden, located on the rooftop at 314 Queen Street West, is ready to serve as your oasis.

Address: 314 Queen Street West

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The Beverley Hotel

The Beverley Hotel

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Carlotta Bar on the rooftop of this hotel is a hidden gem offering top-notch cocktails and eats, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Queen West.

Address: 335 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-493-2786

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Bovine Tiki Bar

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On the rooftop above the Bovine Sex Club is a hidden oasis where tropical drinks and sunshine are the main draws.

Address: 542 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-4239

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Drake Sky Yard

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Billing itself as an “ever-changing, climate-defiant, all-season space,” this patio has the potential to surprise and delight no matter how many times you’ve been before. Go for the stargazing, kick-ass cocktails, and good vibes at the city’s “hot bed for culture.”

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

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Lavelle

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Pool-side, sky high, and on King West. It’s an easy add-up that this is an ideal spot to let a Saturday afternoon turn into a Saturday night.

Address: 627 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-9353

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Pauper’s Pub

Paupers Pub rooftop

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Negronis on tap, sangria, a rooftop patio… I think it’s fair to assume that this Bloor Street pub is trying to seduce you.

Address: 539 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-530-1331

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Tequila Bookworm

Tequila Bookworm patio

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The expansive list of craft beers and Ontario ciders are reason enough to visit this multi-level Queen West venue. The rooftop patio is kind of like the cherry on top.

Address: 512 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-2334

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Bandit Brewery

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In Toronto’s west end this brewpub boasts a sprawling patio where trees are planted in between the tables. On tap, a rotating selection of house specialties including the summery Hassel-Hef.

Address: 2121 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-1002

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Bellwoods Brewery

Bellwoods Brewery patio

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One of the hottest places to be on a summer day in Toronto, seats are always in high demand on the picket fence fronted patio on Ossington at this local brewery.

Address: 124 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-535-4586

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Blood Brothers

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Tucked away on Geary Avenue, Blood Brothers is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of your regular route. Stop in for a few and listen to the train pass by, only a couple hundred feet away.

Address: 165 Geary Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-628-6062

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Burdock

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Escape to this brewpub and music hall that also boasts a pretty sweet boulevard patio. Here you can kick back with a pint and a Ploughman’s Platter while the busy Bloor Street traffic passes by.

Address: 1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-546-4033

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Liberty Commons

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The Liberty Village brewpub does brunch, lunch, and dinner paired with the house Big Rock beers al fresco and in full view of the brewing operations.

Address: 42 Liberty Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-304-9403

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Northern Maverick Brewing Co.

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Umbrellas keep this sprawling front patio on Bathurst Street shaded so you can enjoy a beer-fueled brunch or after-work oysters and charcuterie boards.

Address: 115 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Phone:  416-540-4030

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Bistro 422

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The backyard patio at this dive bar is the perfect place to pregame on the cheap! Pitchers of Sangria (and other mixed drinks) costs just $13.28 while a pitcher of beer pitcher is priced between $12 and $14.

Address: 422 College Street
Phone: 416-963-9416

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School

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The schoolyard at this popular Liberty Village destination gets an A+ for serving brunch all week long. On the menu, find cheesecake waffles and cheesy bacon French toast that are top of their class.

Address: 70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-588-0005

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Chadwick’s

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Start with sticky buns and caesars before moving on to build-your-own-bennies on the sunny backyard patio at this craft kitchen on Dupont.

Address: 268 Howland Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-944-1606

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La Cubana

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The restaurant on Roncesvalles that has it all! The backyard patio is brimming with good vibes and the weekend brunch menu boasts hearty Cuban breakfasts. We’re talkin’ chorizo empanadas with runny eggs and French toast dressed with dulce de leche.

Address: 392 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-538-7500

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Aunties & Uncles

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There’s a good reason why people queue up for breakfast pockets and grilled brie sandwiches at this popular eatery on Lippincott. For starters, the food is tasty and the portions are generous. Plus, nothing on the menu exceeds $10 and the patio outfitted with picnic tables is pretty much the perfect place to spend your weekend afternoon.

Address: 74 Lippincott Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-324-1375

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Gusto 101

gusto 101 patio

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Wake up with savoury standards like frittatas and omelettes or get your sweet fix with Nutella brioche and ricotta pancakes on this rooftop patio. If heights aren’t your thing, there’s street-level outdoor seating, too. Brunch is served from 10 am to 3 pm every weekend.

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

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Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

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Home to legendary blueberry buttermilk pancakes and a sweet slice of patio, this Liberty Village brunch spot is the place to be on the weekends… or during the week when they serve another beloved meal mash-up known as b’lunch.

Address: 85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-588-5695

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White Brick Kitchen

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Seats on this boulevard patio are in high demand on sunny Sundays when this restaurant serves up its signature comfort food brunch. On the menu, bennies built on Scotch bap and fried chicken club sandwiches dressed with brown butter sage mayo.

Address: 641 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-9188

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Mitzi’s Cafe

Mitzis cafe patio brunch

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The weekday breakfast menu features choices including breakfast burritos and cheesy scrambles. Meanwhile, brunch on the weekends is the time to shine with and an ever-changing line-up of special features in rotation.

Address: 100 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-588-1234

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Tennesse Tavern

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Start the day right at this backyard patio in Parkdale where the brunch menu features platters of smoked fish with house-made rye, French toast, and more.

Address: 1554 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-535-7777

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Full Stop

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Located on in The Junction, this eclectic and colourfully designed cafe is a reliable source for coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches. But the major draw is the breezy, 30-seat back patio that’s full of communal tables and oversized umbrellas.

Address: 2948 Dundas Street West, Toronto

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