Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we need to be cooped up inside all of the time. Though it can be nice to spend time by the fireplace, cozied up on the couch, once in awhile it’s fun to check out an all-season patio. Toronto has awesome options for year round indoor-outdoor dining and some of our favourite restaurants are included in this list.
We have rounded up 9 Toronto patios that stay open year round.
If you love South American inspired food, this is the patio for you to check out this winter. With a stunning tropical interior and a patio located on the roof, you can stay warm in Baro’s fully enclosed and heated space while munching on tacos, ceviche, and its famous Mac Empanada!
For over twenty years, The Fifth & Terrace has been known for its romantic rooftop outdoor patio. Guests enter through a century old private elevator where they can either be seated in the dining room or check out the city’s CN Tower and beautiful skyline outdoors.
Not to be confused with Baro, Queen Street hot spot Barrio will keep you warm all winter long. Featuring Mexican food and a great neighbourhood feel, bring your friends to share some guac no matter the season.
Located in the West Mall in Etobicoke, this Cactus Club Cafe location has a rooftop deck with one of the largest retractable roofs of any restaurant in North America. Huge bonus is the half price wine offered all day every Tuesday and Wednesday!
Arguably one of the most popular patios in Toronto, Hemingway’s is open 365 days a year and so is its huge heated patio. With draught beers on top, weekly social events, and live music on Fridays, there is always a reason to stop by for awesome shareable fun food.
To be honest, SkyBar at Hotel X is not actually outside, but it may as well be. With unobstructed 360° views of Toronto’s skyline and floor to ceiling windows, you can enjoy delicious apps and feature cocktails year round at one of Toronto’s coolest hotels.
Also not your traditional patio in the winter, Gusto 101 closes its retractable roof in the colder months but still maintains the “outside vibe”. You can see the snow on the glass roof but the interior remains rustic with wood and greenery unchanged from summer.
This Distillery District’s authentic and modern Mexician restaurant El Catrin claims to have the number one patio in the city. Featuring the art of three Mexican artists on the interior, the restaurant is absolutely stunning and features a tequila bar with over 120 different labels. A huge highlight is the heated patio that is open year round and requires no reservations.
Bar Raval’s casual Spanish tapas menu is ever-changing and absolutely delicious. The standing room-only Spanish themed bar has a small capacity but a large menu of small plates and a variety of creative cocktails.
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