6 Toronto pop-ups to visit before summer ends

Sep 2 2020, 9:22 am

Summer nights on the patio are soon to be over. Enjoy the last few days of the season at a few pop-up bars and restaurants in Toronto.

Before you know it, the floral patios and beach bars will be gone and outdoor seating no more.

Rest assured, you still have some time to enjoy the warmth of the summer season and get some good food.

Here’s a list of six Toronto pop-ups to discover to get that last bit of summer.

Sky Flower

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Sky Flower

This new rooftop patio offers stunning views and a fusion menu for all to try. Running until Fall 2020, you’ll want to get a reservation, especially at night, when the venues’ patio lights up in fluorescent lights for a perfect photo op!

Address: 292 College Street

Hours: Monday to Friday – 5 pm to 2 am, Saturday and Sunday – 11 am to 2 am

Gerrard Street Market

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A parking-lot-turned-patio opened this summer and is covered in sand, beach chairs, and patio umbrellas to feel like you’re relaxing on a beach. It might not be the type of getaway you had in mind, but it’s just as close.

Address: 1018 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

Hours: Thursday 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday 6 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 10 pm.

By Chef Nuit Pop-up

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A Western-Thai food fusion has come to life at By Chef Nuit’s kitchen in this new pop-up. You can enjoy a twist on classic burgers and poutine with a bit of a kick. They’ll be running until the fall season, so although you might not have a chance to eat on their patio, you can still take the food to go.

Address: 326 Adelaide Street West

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Order: bychefnuit.com, Uber Eats, Ritual, DoorDash and Skip the Dishes

Clockwork Terrace at Fairmont Royal York

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Clockwork Terrace’s floral patio will give you that bright and beautiful scenery while you enjoy a refreshing drink and filling appetizers. You only have September to enjoy the beauty of the patio.

Address: 100 Front Street W, Toronto

Hours: 12 pm to 9 pm, daily, and Weekend Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm.

Miss. Likklemores Pop-up

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A burst of flavour in every bite will have you wanting to come back every time. You can enjoy the delectable taste of Caribbean food on their outdoor patio, soaking in the sun in Toronto’s Queen Street West area.

Address: 1184 Queen Street West

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday – 4 pm to close

Venice Beach Bar

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Venice Beach up north! Encapsulating the LA vibe, this former storage lot turned patio features delicious food straight from the grill, cocktails, and more. There are also California-inspired meals, which include vegan, veggie, and gluten-free options too.

Address: 1251 Dundas St West, Toronto

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday – 4 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday – 2 pm to 12 am, and Sunday – 2 pm to 11 pm

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