Every year like clockwork, summer arrives and Toronto morphs into a patio obsessed city. Don’t get us wrong, 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 Toronto come in the form of a rooftop patio – where you get to feel like you’ve actually escaped the city.
Here are 19 of our favourite rooftop patios in Toronto
If fancy is you’re after, The Thompson Hotel rooftop delivers in spades. Drinks here are on the pricier side of things but the quality and spectacular views will ensure your money is well spent.
Gusto 101 is always a favourite with its modern take on southern Italian classics and industrial-style setting. There’s always lots of seating too which makes it a popular place all summer long.
The Broadview Hotel’s stunning rooftop patio is half indoors and half outdoors so it’s great when the weather is so-so. You can’t miss the amazing view of the city skyline from Toronto’s east end where you can enjoy drinks and yummy snacks.
The Porch is situated above busy King Street it offers some of the best views of the CN Tower you will find in the city. This means it might require some waiting time to get a table on a weekend, but once you’re up there with a drink in hand, you’ll be happy you waited.
The exclusive Lavelle is a little on the pricier side but just wait until you see 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.
The easy-going Japanese restaurant, Kasa Moto, has a huge rooftop patio that’s glam and has fabulous views of Yorkville. Bring lots of friends, enjoy the large comfy chairs, and good vibes.
Enjoy 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, plus there’s always amazing music, too!
Terroni on Price Street in Summerhill has an unbelievable rooftop bar and some of the most delicious Italian food in the city. With it being sangria season, this is the place to go for a pitcher.
Located in the heart of downtown at Queen and Peter Street, Bar Hop is the perfect spot if your looking for a relaxed atmosphere with lots of craft beer options. Catch some rays and try one (or more) of the 36 beers on tap.
Don’t let the exterior fool you! Bovine Sex Club may look a little rough around the edges on the outside, but hidden above is The Tiki Bar. Escape the city to find a tropical oasis complete with a Tiki bar and torches.
Hemingway’s is one of our favourite open-all-year-round rooftop patios, but it’s obviously incredible during the warmer months. Dine here if you’re looking for low key pub-style eats and a great view of Yorkville.
The menu at The Chase, comprised of surf and turf offerings, will make you drool but so will the spectacular view. Located in the historic Dineen building on the 5th floor, this patio should be your first pick if your feeling like some fancy seafood.
Baro’s patio is like the secret garden you want to escape to! Featuring lots of greenery and a calm, cool atmosphere, this trendy spot was made for cocktails as well as bites to share from their delicious snack menu.
If you’re ever in the west end by Exhibition Place or the Budweiser Stage, make sure to stop by at Hotel X’s Falcon SkyBar. Warning: you may feel incredibly bougie as you sip your cocktail and look out over the stunning skyline.
The Lower Simcoe outpost of Soco Kitchen is a must-see this summer in Toronto. Located in the sleek Delta Hotel, this rooftop patio won’t leave any part of the Entertainment District to the imagination.
In terms of rooftop patios, the 51st floor is definitely high up and it’s where The One Eighty resides. Go here if you feel like treating yourself to some fine dining and cocktails, along with some upscale views.
Craving pasta? Yorkville’s Nervosa offers delicious Italian fare that can be enjoyed on the beautiful rooftop patio. It also may be somewhere you want to bring your boo as reviews claim the spot to be pretty romantic too.
Kost is located on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel, so you no doubt are going to have amazing panoramic views. Specializing in flavours from the California coastline, this is a great spot for a fancy friend gathering or girls night out.
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