Outdoor patios to check out in Toronto this spring

Mar 23 2021, 1:32 pm

Due to the changes in Grey Zone restrictions, Toronto restaurants are now able to welcome guests to their outdoor patios just in time for spring.

Though nights tend to get colder, many of these patios are heated to accommodate those wanting to enjoy drinks outdoors.

Here’s a list of patios that you can enjoy across the city:

Bar Raval

Their patio has officially opened! Enjoy a cocktail and some appetizers while basking in the sun.

When: Open every day from 12 pm to 10 pm
Where: 505 College Street

Bar Poet

Enjoy a delicious pizza and a cocktail to go at Bar Poet’s patio. For a nice night out, make sure to book your table on their website.

When: Open Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1090 Queen Street West

El Catrin Distillery


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El Catrin Distillery is ready to serve all the goods on their huge patio! You can enjoy a socially distanced outdoor dining experience. At the moment, they are all first come, first served, so if you’re planning on snagging a spot, make sure you’re there early.

When: Every day from 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: 18 Tank House Lane


Marben also joined the patio reopenings in the city and are now accepting guests on a first come first served basis.

When: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: 488 Wellington Street West

Assembly Chef’s Hall


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This pop-up patio is getting ready for the spring season. Treat yourself to countless different restaurants at Assembly Chef’s Hall. Reservations can be made here.

Where: 111 Richmond Street West

Mantra by Host


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Looking for a spot away from Downtown? Mantra by Host at Don Mills has their patio open for the season. In case it gets a little chilly, they have heaters and a fireplace to keep you warm. You can call in to reserve online.

When: Monday from 5 pm to 10 pm, and Tuesday to Sunday 12 pm to 10 pm
Where: Shops at Don Mills — 2 O’Neill Road, North York

The Wren

Have a nice cold glass of beer while enjoying the sun at The Wren’s outdoor patio. Whether its for drinks or something to munch on.

When: Monday to Thursday 4:30 pm to 11 pm and Friday to Sunday 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1382 Danforth Avenue

The Drake Hotel


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Patio season is here and The Drake Hotel has opened their patio for a nice, cool cocktail, sure to keep you refreshed.

When: Open Tuesday to Friday 3 pm to 10 pm.
Where: 1150 Queen Street West

Cabano’s Comfort Food

Comfort food on a nice patio can’t be beat! Make sure to stop by for some burgs and fries, and soak up all the sun.

When: Thursday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 10 pm
Where: 73 St. Nicholas Street

Atomic 10

Whether you’re looking to get a drink or two or you’re craving some delicious Latin eats, Atomic 10 is ready to serve you at their outdoor patio. Rain or shine, you’re covered (literally).

When: Tuesday to Thursday from 12 pm to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: 145 Lauder Avenue



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With heaters at every table, you can enjoy the rooftop views in comfort and warmth even if it’s a little chilly. They serve cocktails and dinner items to indulge in. Make sure to book ahead for a reservation.

Where: 627 King Street West

The Keg

At select locations in Toronto and the GTA, The Keg offers guests the chance to dine out on their patios. Heaters are placed at each table.

When: Depending on location
Where: Select restaurants in Toronto and the GTA

Madison Avenue Pub

The Maddy has several outdoor patios, so finding a spot to claim shouldn’t be too hard. Drinks and pub food, you can’t go wrong!

When: Every day from 11 am to 11 pm
Where: 14 Madison Avenue, The Annex

Chula Taberna Mexicana

With two heated patios, tiki bars, and over 70 different kinds of tequila, you will definitely warm up throughout the night, with the help of heaters too, of course! Book ahead to snag a spot.

When: Monday to Friday from 12 pm to close, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to close. Where: 1058 Gerrard Street East


A New Zealand-style pub, Hemingway’s has the best all-year rooftop patio, serving up 24 draft beers and delicious pub food to keep you going throughout the night.

When: Monday to Friday from 11 am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm.
Where: 142 Cumberland Street

The Ballroom


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The Ballroom offers two heated patios, one on John Street and the other on their rooftop.

When: Every day from 3 pm to 9 pm
Where: 145 John Street

The Pilot

You can join them on their front patio as they are setting up their rooftop for guests to enjoy. No matter the weather, they’re heated and covered!

When: Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 12 am, Monday from 4 pm to 12 am, and Tuesday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 12 am
Where: 22 Cumberland Street

Akira Back

In search of something less traditional? Akira Back offers menu items that blend modern Japanese cuisine and authentic Korean flavours. Book ahead for a spot on their outdoor patio.

When: Monday to Sunday from 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: 80 Blue Jays Way



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“Italian inspired cuisine in a stylishly elegant setting,” shares FIGO who just recently opened up its outdoor patio, for a more elevated experience.

When: Monday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 10 pm
Where: 295 Adelaide Street West



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You can’t go wrong with Spanish Tapas! Patria, located on King Street it’s one of the best spots to catch some sun and drink some sangrias.

When: Monday to Sunday from 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: 478 King Street West



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This aesthetically pleasing spot offers the best cuisine and drinks for a relaxed night out. Perfect for patio season.

When: Monday to Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: 131 Bloor Street West

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