The top rooftop patios to visit in Toronto this summer

Jun 24 2020, 11:13 am

Restaurants across Toronto are finally reopening and these rooftop patios — along with their miraculous views of the cityscape — are calling your name.

It’s high time to soak up the sunshine!

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, NY, 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-based rom-com, this spot’s serving up all the goods.

Address: 485 King Street West, Toronto
Phone:  416-363-8388

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Hemingway’s

 

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This Yorkville spot’s patio was — during normal times — always open until 2 am, 365 days a year. And now again, with the kitchen open into the wee hours of the night, 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. Resos are encouraged — make yours through OpenTable!

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

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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‚Ķ don’t be surprised if there‚Äôs a (physically-distanced) queue just to get up the elevator.

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

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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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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‚Äôs 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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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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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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Murphy’s Law

 

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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

 

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Negronis on tap, sangria, a rooftop patio‚Ķ We think it’s fair to assume you’ll fall in love with this Bloor Street pub.

Address: 539 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-530-1331

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The Pilot

 

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Climb on up to the flight deck to enjoy this rooftop in Yorkville. The retractable awning makes it practically all-weather, so here, patio season extends to December. Resos are available on OpenTable!

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

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