These are the heated patios to snuggle into this winter in Toronto

Nov 8 2018, 5:30 am

Summer’s long gone, but don’t despair! There are plenty of places in Toronto where you can still sit and sip your favourite bevy under the stars (er—city lights), despite the dropping temperatures.

Here are some of the hottest heated patios to park your tush this winter.

The Drake Sky Yard


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“Climate-defiant,” this patio is the perfect place to grab a mid-afternoon cocktail or some late night dinner. The combo of warm food and good vibes will warm you from the inside out, even on a cold winter’s night.

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

Cactus Club Cafe

Cactus Club

Cactus Club’s retractable snow-melting roof, private booths, and chill jams combine to make this spot the ideal place to unwind after a long work-day, cold months inclusive. And now, there are two locations to choose from, with the second Cactus recently opening in Etobicoke.

Address: First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide West, Toronto
Address: 25 The West Mall, Unit 700, Etobicoke

Big Crow


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And you thought BBQ season had ended. Nope! At least not here, where a cozy barn-like atmosphere combines with grilled goods to make for a cozy haven from the cold.

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

Dundas & Carlaw


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When the air is frigid and you’re craving something warm, “where coffee turns into drinks” is arguably the ideal place to be. Your cozy midday latte will turn into a cocktail before you know it, hanging out on this warm patio.

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

Bar Raval


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Bar Raval’s enclosed patio is equipped with heaters so you can enjoy the restaurant’s mouth-watering tapas and cocktails outside, under twinkly lights, even during the cold winter 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 chic cocktail and Mexican tapas menu, but also a sprawling outdoor patio that’s equipped with aesthetically-pleasing heaters and fire pits. Margherita in the cold? We’re down, even if there’s ice on the rim.

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

Fifth Grill and Terrace

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The Fifth Grill and Terrace

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

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



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Warm up on the heated patio of this Yorkville spot 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

Wish Restaurant


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Picturesque and rustic, the enclosed patio at Wish restaurant feels like something out of a fairytale. Patio brunch can carry on into the winter at this cute and cozy spot.

Address: 3 Charles Street East
Phone: 416-935-0240

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