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Summer time is patio season (Toronto edition)

Summer in Toronto is short and sweet and to take full advantage of its brief magnificence, bars and restaurants across the city set up camp on the sidewalk. Yup, it’s officially patio beer season and there are many bars and restaurants that reserve a tiny enclave of outside space for their summer patrons. We take a look at the very best patios Toronto has to offer.


This is the place to see and be seen in Toronto. Here you are most likely to encounter designer watches and outfits, fancy sports cars and even celebrities on occasion as they shimmy over to the TIFF. If you want to hobnob with the stars, head over to One located at 116 Yorkville Ave.

School Bakery and Cafe’

This epic brunch locale is perfect for a lazy Sunday. The leafy patio and delectable delights served up by the legendary Brad Moore make this a must. You can find the School Bakery and Cafe’ at 70 Fraser Ave in Liberty Village.

Victory Cafe’

This is the very best beer drinking patio, especially when you want to go out with friends. Patios are often plagued by teeny tables designed for couples that a group of friends finds it difficult to squeeze around without making it impossible for serving staff to do their jobs. The Victory Cafe’ has a spacious, shaded patio with a vibrant air. They also have an awesome menu. You can find the Victory Cafe’ at 581 Markham Street in Mirvish Village.


This is by far the most romantic patio in the city. The breathtaking views and delicious cocktails are sure to impress. It’s also a great place to bring out-of-town visitors so that they can get a really, well, panoramic view of Toronto. You can find Panorama on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West.

No matter where you find yourself in Toronto, a simple stroll down a city street is sure to yield a wealth of fun outdoor eating and drinking venues. Make the most of summer; go get yourself a patio beer.

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