The top 10 patios with the best views in Toronto
The patios with the best views in Toronto offer unique urban perspectives from rooftops and waterfront locales around the city. Take advantage of our short-lived summers by snagging a spot at an open air destination and taking in a spectacular vista over cocktails and tasty eats.
Here's our list of the patios with the best views in Toronto.
The Thompson Hotel
Decked out with designer furniture, poolside cabanas and a rooftop infinity pool, this Thompson Hotel patio offers legendary 360 degree views of the city. The exclusive retreat is reserved for hotel guest and lounge members only, making it a coveted instagramable destination.
There are three patios at this mammoth brew pub, but the choice view is from the reclined vantage point of a Muskoka chair overlooking the water. With a frosty brew in hand, there's arguably no better way to lose an afternoon.
This newly opened fish and oyster bar offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the Financial District making it a perfect after work oasis to slurp back some half shells over cocktails.
Take in the scenery at this newly opened 3rd floor terrace at Momofuko surrounded by shiny glass skyscrapers. Once settled in, kick back in the open air with savoury red sangria or snack on lettuce wraps and burger buns.
High atop the city, this 31st floor terrace wraps around the Trump Tower offering uninterupted views of the downtown core. Soak in the sun during the daytime over breakfast or lunch, or, enjoy the twinkling skyline after dark over cocktails and dinner.
This newly opened patio looks onto the sandy Woodbine Beach and benefits from the lakeside breeze. In addition to the scenic landscape, the patio also affords direct sight lines of the volleyball nets, so on sunny days count on oogling some beach bodies too.
This cozy waterfront restaurant is nestled into a 400-acre parkland and offers a panoramic view of Scarborough Bluff's Marina. The hidden gem isn't that far from downtown but it still feels like a lazy city escape.
Climb the stairs to get to the 3rd floor rooftop patio at this casual Irish pub and unwind overlooking the east end. Situated just a short walk from the beach, this place attracts beach bums and locals looking to refuel on solid pub grub and suds.
Roof Lounge at Park Hyatt Toronto
The 18th floor rooftop patio at the Park Hyatt Toronto towers over Yorkville affording sweeping vistas of Toronto's distinct skyline. Decked out with luxe finishes, it's an elevated and elegantly al fresco lounge favoured by visiting celebrities and well-heeled locals.
Depending on what you look for in a good view this piano bar in The Village might offer the perfect eye candy. On the weekends it's a prime people watching spot and come Pride and Halloween it offers exclusive aerial views of the festivities.
The outdoor terrace at La Societe is a people-watchers patio. Overlooking the mink-mile it's a place to see and be seen. Over TIFF it's a prime spot to stake out celebrities while sipping champagne and indulging in French bistro fare.
Jack Astor's Dundas Square
Want to take in the Times Square North, er, Yonge and Dundas Square without jostling with the frenetic crowds? The patio at this big box Canadian concept is unique for overlooking the event space opposite blazing lights and oversized billboards.
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