The best Toronto patios to hang with your dog at this summer (MAP)

Jun 20 2019, 10:39 pm

Many restaurants take a laissez-faire approach when it comes to bringing your pup into the patio space, or tethering up directly outside it.

We’re spotlighting the most accommodating spots, as well as patios that are that are perfectly positioned (read: tucked away from bustling traffic) so that both you and your best friend can relax.

Read on to learn the most fur-friendly patios in the city.

Local Public Eatery

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Staff at this Liberty Village confirm that dogs are indeed welcome on their patio. Only one change should be noted: this summer, pups are asked to stay off the seats to accommodate for folks with allergies, and to keep chairs hair-free. Fair enough, to be able to enjoy a brew alongside your fuzzy pal!

Address: 100 East Liberty Street, Unit 171, Toronto
Phone: 416-901-8351


The Goodman Pub

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Grab a table on the perimeter of this patio and tie your pup up within your view, just outside, to enjoy this serene spot featuring panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands.

Address: 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Phone: 647-341-2337

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The Fifth

Fifth Pubhouse

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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 relatively safe spot to rest, while bowls of water served to dogs just reinforces that four-legged friends are welcome.

Address: 221 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-979-0390


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Against the Grain

Against the Grain Urban Tavern

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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 at the fence.

Address: 25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Phone: 647-344-1562

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The positioning of this peaceful terrace, tucked away from the street, means you can tie Boomer to the fence away foot traffic. Plus, the restaurant offers H2O for four-legged friends, so you can both stay hydrated on hot days.

Address: 140 The Esplanade, Unit A, Toronto
Phone: 416-901-8676

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Te Aro

tearo coffee


Aside from the delicious brews and crafted bites, one of the best features at this east side coffee roaster and café is its large and dog-friendly patio out front.

Address: 983 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-465-2006

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Pie Bar

pie bar patio


Tie your pooch outside your patio seat on the boardwalk so that while you enjoy cocktails, and pizza, she can enjoy people-watching on the Harbourfront.

Address: 207 Queens Quay West, Suite 155, Toronto
Phone: 647-341-7221

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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. And the chill vibes transfer over to their attitude about furry friends – snag a picnic table and keep Rex close. He’s totally welcome.

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

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Bandit Brewery

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In Toronto‚Äôs west end this brewpub boasts a sprawling patio where trees are planted in between the tables, offering extra shade. While pups aren’t allowed¬†in the patio space, there’s plenty of greenery just outside the fence where they can lounge and await you while you work on that beer.

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

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Okay, so this brewery doesn‚Äôt 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‚Ķ this place might just fit the bill.

Address: 128A Sterling Road. Toronto
Phone: 416-863-8822

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Left Field

Left Field Brewery


And here’s 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
Phone: 647-346-5001

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