10 Great Patios To Go To This Summer

Spring has flown by and the hot weather is finally upon us.  So the theme of this Newsletter is Patios! One of my favourite pass times is having drinks or a meal on a terrace/patio or being invited to a BBQ...wink, wink, nudge, nudge. 

Summer is a great time to hang out and people watch on a patio in your favourite neighbourhood, or a new one that you haven’t explored before. There are so many to choose from.

If you are a homeowner it the perfect time to install a deck or re-do your deck or balcony, and then have a BBQ, just be sure to invite me!

The Porch

Perfect for: After work or before the clubs and with a whole slew of friends. It’s not cheap but very cool.

Where: 250 Adelaide St. W.

Patio: Gigantic and festive with a great view of the city with lots of lounge seating

How much will a cocktail cost me? $14


El Catrin

Perfect for: Cooler summer evenings with a group of friends. This trendy Mexican restaurant in the Distillery District with over a 100 brands of Tequila, great tacos and ceviches is somewhere you want to be seen. It holds 200 people but it fills up very quickly.  The decor is very cool and they even have fire pits.

Where: 18 Tank House Lane (Distillery District)

Patio: Gigantic and fun, with a bar that serves people waiting in the long line.

How much will cocktail cost me? Around $12.50


William's Landing

Perfect for: Meeting new friends and potential dates. Also great for after work drinks or weekend brunches.

Where: 120 Lynn Williams St. (Liberty Village)

Patio: A balcony overlooking Liberty Village's main area, open air doors to the inside

How much will a cocktail cost me? About $12


Against The Grain Urban Tavern Corus Quay

Perfect for: Before or after Toronto Island visits ... or a date (coupled with a movie at Harbourfront!). Also good after a bike ride along the waterfront.

Where: 25 Dockside Dr. (Queens Quay, by the water)

Patio: Spacious and scenic. Some firepits and lounge seating aslo available.

How much will a pint cost me? About $7

The Drake Hotel's Sky Yard

Perfect for: Meeting new people with a tasty drink in hand

Where: 1150 Queen St. W. (Queen and Dovercourt)

Patio: A big, open space (that even maintains its status in the winter) on the roof

How much will a cocktail cost me? $10


O’Grady’s on Church Street

Perfect for: People watching, hanging out with friends and late night snacks and meals. The kitchen is open till 2:00AM all week long!

Where: 518 Church St. (Church and Maitland)

Patio: one of the liveliest patios in the Church Street Village. The new menu is amazing and the people watching is great!

How much will a pint cost me? About $7


El Caballito

Perfect for: After work or pre-theatre drinks and tacos.

Where: 220 King St. W. (King and University)

Patio: A backyard party waiting to happen, with lots of fun lanterns and tables and sombraros!

How much will a shot of tequila cost me? About $14


Gusto 101

Perfect for: After-work drinks with co-workers or friends.  Street level and rooftop patios at this chic Italian eatery on Portland are sun soaked spots to sip the $1/oz house wine, while nibbling on antipasti.

Where: 101 Portland St. (King and Bathurst)

Patio: There are two - one on the ground level and one top with a retractable roof, which means the top tier is available rain or shine.

How much will a glass of wine cost me? About $12 (there are great cocktails too)


The Stone Lion

Perfect for: Hanging out with friends after a stroll in the Beaches (or on the Beach)

Where: 1958 Queen St. E. (Queen and Woodbine)

Patio: Cozy, with lots of live music events planned throughout the week.

How much will a beer cocktail cost me? $7


The One Eighty

Perfect for: Special occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries or proposals

Where: 55 Bloor St. W. (Manulife Centre, Bay and Bloor)

Patio: The most incredible southern (city skyline) and northern (Canada’s Wonderland) views you could ask for in the city

How much will a glass of wine cost me? Around $14


Have a great summer!


Royal Lepage
Viraj Tanna

Viraj Tanna
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