The Best All-Season Patios in Toronto
Patio season isn’t just for the summer months. There are plenty of all-season patios in Toronto that will keep you warm when the temperature drops. And seeing as we have snow covering the city already, why not make your way to one of these cozy spots ASAP?
All-seasons patios are made with the winter season in mind, boasting festive menus and season-appropriate drinks like mulled wine and rum diaries. There’s something so comforting about keeping warm on a patio when it’s freezing cold outside. With heaters, electric blankets and fire pits, it’s easy to see why everyone enjoys winter patio season.
Check out the best all-season patios Toronto has to offer.
1. Broadview Hotel
The Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel is open all-year-long. With gorgeous views of the city, plus charming décor that makes you feel right at home, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon or night with friends. Sip on delicious cocktails and enjoy shareable plates featuring locally sourced produce. It may be chilly outside, but you’ll stay warm on this rooftop terrace.
2. BOSK at The Shangri-La
This season, BOSK partnered with House & Home Magazine to transform their outdoor space into a heated Winter Garden. With faux fur electric blankets, heaters and fire pits, it’s one of the coziest patios Toronto has to offer. They’ll be serving festive favourites throughout the winter season, including mulled wine to sip by the fire.
3. Big Crow
If you’re in the mood for a hearty BBQ meal, head to Big Crow and take a seat on their fully winterized patio. Indulge in delicious eats like baked brie with apple butter, porterhouse steak tartar, or a rack of lamb with golden butter, tzatziki, grapefruit, lime and finger chili. You’ll want to come back to this cozy cabin-like spot again and again.
4. Gusto 101
One of the trendiest restaurants in the city, Gusto 101 boasts an all-season patio with a retractable cover so you can enjoy dishes like ricotta pancakes at brunch and mortadella pistachio pizza at dinner regardless of the weather. Sip on a delicious glass of wine, or order one of their well-loved house cocktails to stay even warmer.
5. Sky Yard at The Drake Hotel
Sky Yard, the rooftop patio at The Drake Hotel keeps things cozy in the winter so you can stargaze while sipping on a drink from its very own satellite cocktail bar. Nosh on comfort food like white bean chowder, pan seared duck, or an artisanal cheese plate to share with friends. The climate-defiant space is not to miss!
6. Bar Raval
The enclosed wrap-around patio at Bar Raval may be small, but it’s heated for the winter season and spacious enough to enjoy their renowned Spanish tapas. Choose from plates including smoked mussels, fried eggplant and honey, and pork cheeks in red wine, and take your pick of beer or wine from their extensive drink list. The Barcelona-inspired space lets you enjoy your meal under the stars in the heart of winter, and what could be better than that?
7. The Drake Hotel’s Sky Yard
Image: Drake Hotel
One of the best and well-known rooftop patios in Toronto. If you still haven’t been to the Sky Yard, this winter may be the perfect time for that. The patio also features a view of the city, big comfy benches and Instagram-worthy design.
If you know any other all-season patios in Toronto, make sure to share in the comments!
Featured image: Instagram/ @coreybrendan
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.