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The best rooftop patios to hit this summer in Toronto

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Kayla Gladysz May 17, 2019 7:33 am 707

It’s high time to soak up the sunshine!

And the best views Toronto has to offer.

Serving up cold drinks alongside al fresco dining, these spots soar high above the rest. Whether the heights are offering views of the CN Tower or sights reminiscent of Brooklyn, you’re going to like what you see from up here.

These are the rooftops at the top of Toronto’s patio scene.

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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Soco

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Talk about Views from the 6ix. This rooftop, tucked away at The Delta, offers unparalleled sights. The CN Tower soars above while you enjoy a drink around one of the spot’s outdoor fireplaces.

Address: 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto
Phone:  416-637-5465

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Hemingway’s

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This Yorkville spot’s patio is always open, 365 days a yeah. With the kitchen open until 2 am, you can count on a late night bite.

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

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Kost

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At the top of the Bisha Hotel is Kost, offering a sunny, tropical-feeling escape from the bustling streets below. Slip up here for a bright bite while watching the world rush around below you.

Address: 80 Blue Jays Way, Floor 44, Toronto
Phone: 437-800-5938

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Oasis

Oasis

Escape to the top of Wayne Gretzky’s sports bar to enjoy a drink and a bite in the bright sun, on cushy couch seating. There are plenty of umbrellas around too, if you’d prefer to enjoy the fresh air under a bit of shade.

Address: 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
Phone: 647-697-6468

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The Thompson

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If you’re looking for a snazzy way to spend a Saturday afternoon, look no further than the Thompson. Offering one of the swankiest rooftops in the city, you can enjoy a cold bevvy while posing for that perfect Insta shot with the city’s skyline behind you.

Address: 55o Wellington Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-640-7778

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Barhop Brew Co.

Bar Hop beer patio rooftop

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Savour every last drop of summer on the patio of this brewhouse where the bar offers three dozen craft beers on tap and the menu includes charcuterie, sandwiches, and hearty comfort foods like schnitzel.

Address: 137 Peter Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-1137

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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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Broadview Hotel

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The east side hotel offers sweeping views of the city from its rooftop deck. The strip club turned boutique hotel is easily one of the hottest spots in the city this summer… don’t be surprised if there’s a queue just to get up the elevator.

Address: 106 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-362-8439

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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 draw.

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

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The Ballroom

The Ballroom Bowl patio rooftop

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Bowling with a side of fresh air! Step out after a game to discover this rooftop terrace at the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District.

Address: 145 John Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-597-2695

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Cactus Club Cafe

Cactus Club Cafe patio

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The after-work crowd head here to let off steam and soak up a dose of vitamin D on this frozé-fueled rooftop.

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

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The Chase

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Elevated dining. Literally. This terrace sits five floors up looking west from Yonge Street and keeps cool with cocktails, chilled seafood platters, tartare, and ceviche.

Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000

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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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District Eatery

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Tucked in by all the condos in the area, this rooftop feels more like a backyard. Even still, it’s sunny (even more so due to the reflective glass condos) than you’d expect, and it serves up the typical combination of boozy drinks and health-conscious eats.

Address: 303 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-979-9799

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The Fifth & Terrace

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The Fifth

Perhaps one of the most romantic patios around, this all-weather rooftop restaurant is illuminated by candlelight (and city lights) while the menu boasts oysters, steaks, and lobster risotto.

Address: 225 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-979-3005

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Gusto 101

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With a retractable roof, this patio is in business rain or shine. On the menu, Italian standards like pizzas and pasta plus three magic words: vino on tap.

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

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Jazz Bistro

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Jazz Bistro

Decked out to the max, this patio is the perfect place to lounge around with a cocktail in hand while soaking in live music as it mingles with the soundtrack of the city.

Address: 251 Victoria Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-363-5299

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KasaMoto

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Sushi and starlight! Head to this terrace in the heart of Yorkville to sip cocktails alongside dishes like Wagyu fried rice and soft shell crab maki.

Address: 115 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000

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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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Murphy’s Law

Murphy's Law Pub and Kitchen patio rooftop

Murphy’s Law Pub and Kitchen

This pub and kitchen in The Beach(es) offers an excellent view of Toronto’s east end alongside two dozen craft beers on tap and an all-pleasing selection like wings, nachos, and yes, even avocado toast.

Address: 1702 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-690-5516

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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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The Pilot

The Pilot flight deck rooftop patio

The Pilot

Climb on up to the flight deck to enjoy this rooftop in Yorkville. The retractable awning makes it practically all-weather, so patio season extends from March until December.

Address: 22 Cumberland Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-923-5716

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The One Eighty

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Located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, this restaurant towers over the city and offers an unparalleled vantage point looking south from Bloor to the lake.

Address: 55 Bloor Street West, 51st Floor, Toronto
Phone: 416-967-0000

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The Porch

The Porch TO rooftop patio

The Porch TO

A killer view that’s known to draw line-ups. Just be warned, this place also charges a cover for the pleasure of being seated outside.

Address: 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-344-1234

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Tequila Bookworm

Tequila Bookworm patio

Tequila Bookworm

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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