These Are Our Go-To Summer Rooftop Patios in Toronto
Every year, like clockwork, summer arrives, and Toronto morphs into a patio obsessed city. We’re not complaining. Patios are the lifeblood of summer in the 6ix, because the warm weather comes and goes in the blink of an eye.
While some prefer the people watching of a street patio, the true hidden gems of the city come in the form of the rooftop patio – where you get to feel like you’ve actually escaped the city.
Here are a few of our favourites:
If fancy is your deal, The Thompson rooftop delivers in spades. You’ll pay a pretty penny for a drink here, but the quality – and the spectacular views – will ensure your money is well spent.
The casual vibe at Mascot perfectly suits its location close to the Jays home base. If you’re searching for a rooftop patio without all the pretension, you’ll love the bright yellow umbrellas and Astroturf décor for your post-game drinks.
Gusto 101 is always a favourite, with its southern Italian classics in an industrial-type setting. There’s always lots of seating which makes it a popular place all summer long.
Low-key and hidden away in the Annex, Pauper’s rooftop patio is the perfect spot for a quick drink before a summer movie at Christie Pitts Park.
This stunning rooftop patio is half indoors and half outdoors. They offer an amazing view of the city skyline (#views) from Toronto’s east end where you can enjoy drinks and small snacks.
The Porch, situated above the Rock n’ Horse Saloon, offers some of the best views of the CN Tower you will find in the 6ix. This means it might require some waiting time to get a table on a weekend, but once you’re up there with a margarita bucket in hand, you’ll be happy you waited.
This exclusive spot is a little on the pricier side but seriously have you checked out the view!? It basically feels like you’re sitting on a beach in the sky. You can enjoy a cocktail by the pool at this rooftop patio.
This easy-going Japanese restaurant has a huge rooftop patio for the upcoming summer months! Bring lots of friends and enjoy the large comfy chairs and good vibes.
The most perfect aesthetic and dreamiest vibes on this rooftop patio at The Drake Hotel. This spot is the best places for after work drinks and snacks – with amazing music too!
The Terroni on Price Street has an unbelievable rooftop bar and some of the most delicious Italian food in the city. It’s sangria season and this is one of the best spots for a big pitcher!
Probably the most well-known roof-top patio in Toronto but also one of the best. If you’re going to any Toronto game from hockey to baseball, this is your go-to place for a few pints before (or a bucket, or two).
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