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The top 100 patios in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 30, 2014

best patios torontoThe best patios in Toronto are in demand during the summer months. Our short patio season is subject to the whims of mother nature and can often feel all too brief for those looking to soak up unobstructed sun rays and star light. Soaring views, twinkle lights, firepits, summer cocktail lists and outdoor draughts lines, there's lots to love about Toronto's landscape of outdoor dining rooms, lounges and bars.

Check out all 100 essential Toronto patios in this photo gallery.
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The 15 biggest patios in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 29, 2014

biggest patios torontoThe biggest patios in Toronto, by and large, have been spawned by the city's most luxury-courting nightclubs; apparently, being able to pack several hundred open-air revelers into a courtyard or rooftop is a big boost to your establishment's luxeness factor.

But even if you're not into tiny skirts and $9 vodka sodas, you can still spread out and enjoy a surplus of elbow room like a VIP; a few pubs and restaurants have put the effort into maximizing their outdoor space, meaning you'll be able to take your next party outside with ease.

Whatever your poison, we consulted our Toronto Patio Guide App to bring you the hard numbers on the highest-capacity patios in the city. Is bigger better? Try all of these out and discover for yourself.

Here are the biggest patios in Toronto.

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10 fun ways to travel the world this summer in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / July 28, 2014

festivals torontoIt's easy to see the world in Toronto without traveling more than a few miles. Scoping out the city's different neighbourhoods and attending cultural festivals and events are a good start. We're an incredibly multicultural city, boasting a seemingly endless array of restaurants, festivals, and destinations that represent a huge spectrum of cultures. The world really is right in our backyard.

Here are 10 fun ways to travel the world this summer without leaving Toronto.

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The top 20 patios for brunch in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / July 27, 2014

brunch torontoThe top 20 patios for brunch in Toronto will serve you eggs benedict with a touch of sky blue sky. (No, we're not talking about the sandwich restaurant - though I'm sure there will be some Wilco playing in there somewhere.) There's nothing like enjoying a delicious brunch in the fresh air and sunshine. Who cares if the hollandaise sauce splits in the sun when you can get a Caesar and tan!

Here are my picks for the the top patios for brunch in Toronto.

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15 photos of the stunning new BMX park in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 26, 2014

Sunnyside bmxSunnyside is now home to a world class BMX park, tucked between Lake Shore Blvd. and the Gardiner Expressway. Designed by the much-lauded Jay Hoots, the park is an off-road rider's dream with ramps and jumps galore. Beyond the thrill factor for riders, what might be the coolest feature of the park is that it was built with fill from Toronto condo developments and the wood elements are (mostly) fabricated out of downed trees from the ice storm last winter. How's that for re-use? Free to use (first come first to ride), it's a little gem for those who take their rides with a dose of air.

Check out all the jumps and trick opportunities in this photo gallery.
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The top 10 patios with WiFi in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 25, 2014

toronto patios wifiThe top patios with WiFi in Toronto are the perfect places to kick back with a beer or a coffee, soak up some rays - and crank out yet another page of that paper that's due on Monday. For those who take their work everywhere (yes, even to the patio), working with a little refreshment al fresco can be a great way to take edge off what would otherwise be another airless day indoors at the keyboard.

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