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The Best Rooftop Patios in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 22, 2015

rooftop patios torontoThe best rooftop patios in Toronto will raise your spirits have you shouting from the rooftops in joy. Whether looking for an elegant place to dine al fresco, or a casual chill-out with cocktails and beers in hand, these patios have it all, not to mention stunning views of city.

Here are the best rooftop patios in Toronto.

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The Porch
The patio above the Rock 'N' Horse Saloon benefits from sweeping views of the city including unobstructed photo ops of the CN Tower. At night, the rooftop lounge feels like a street party, but by day, the place is a casual hangout with a snack bar menu to enjoy alongside beers.

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Guzzle five litre kegs tapped right at your picnic table while snacking on burgers and brats from the foot cart parked on this rooftop beer garden. Wrapped in picket fences, carpeted in astro turf, furnished with sunny yellow umbrellas - it's the next best thing for condo dwellers yearning for a backyard BBQ.

rooftop patio torontoThe Pilot
Perched atop Yorkville, the "Flight Deck" at The Pilot is a laid back escape from the frenetic pace at street level. Linger over beers and plates of calamari and nachos. The overhanging roof, makes this a good one in case of rain.

rooftop patio torontoHarvest Kitchen
Harvest Kitchen is graced with two patios, but it's the upper level deck on the roof that's most coveted. Surrounded by lush tree canopies, this is a place for relaxed brunches featuring french toast and effervescent cocktails.

rooftop patio torontoThe Chase
The elegant rooftop terrace in the Financial District is endowed with an outdoor bar and boasts sweeping views of the city to the south and to the west. Cinq a sept cocktails and al fresco dining are the big draw.

rooftop patio torontoBovine Sex Club
The tiki bar upstairs of the Bovine Sex Club is an oasis operated by Hard Six Food Industries and offers a snack menu featuring modern twists on Polynesian classics and authentic Caribbean and South Pacific-inspired fare.

rooftop patio torontoDrake SkyYard
The top tier of patios at the Drake Hotel is a favourite from brunch-time to late-night for good reason. The all-weather space transforms itself throughout the seasons, though the outdoor bar is a fixture, popular for rave-worthy cocktails including summertime essentials like pisco sours and Pimm's Cup.

rooftop patio torontoThompson Hotel
Towering over the city, the poolside patio at the Thompson Hotel is technically a private rooftop for guests and residents - though this only adds to its appeal. Smooth-talk your way in for a chance to work on your tan while sipping cocktails and rubbing shoulders with the who's who of Toronto.

rooftop patio torontoPauper's Pub
This unpretentious rooftop patio in the Annex hosts lively crowds attracted by affordable food and drink options. Fenced in on all sides, and serviced by an outdoor bar, this secluded terrace is a favourite of students and locals alike.

Did we miss any? Leave your favourite rooftop patio in the comments.



Kelly / June 22, 2015 at 01:10 pm
Love the Porch!
gabe / June 22, 2015 at 01:39 pm
terroni's on yonge.
Pablito / June 22, 2015 at 02:05 pm
The Roof Lounge at the Park Hyatt. Great view south and interesting art deco inside.
Matt / June 22, 2015 at 04:26 pm
Those patrons on the Thompson patio are "with it."
Chris replying to a comment from Matt / June 22, 2015 at 04:41 pm
.....or, they just happened to be staying at the Hotel.
tmacm / June 22, 2015 at 05:08 pm
The Library Bar patio at the Imperial Pub - awesome!
Sofia / June 24, 2015 at 06:20 pm
WARNING!!!! I had a horrible experience at The Porch. I put my credit card down for the table (being told that nothing would be charged to the card) and at the end of the night everyone payed for their share. We payed our entire bill and left a decent tip. Next thing I know my credit card was charged $54. Long story short, they are now giving me an extremely difficult time with horrible costumer service. I will not be returning here. Please be aware of your card statements as well!
The Porch replying to a comment from Sofia / June 26, 2015 at 07:13 pm
Hey Sofia

Breagh here (Marketing Manager of The Porch). Are you able to send me an email and we can get this sorted out ASAP?
Jason / July 6, 2015 at 10:26 am
LOL The Thompson Hotel roof- really? Anyone can get in there these days, the "who's who" maybe was a thing there like 2 years ago. Now its 905ers and foreigners who want to look cool, save their pennies for a one night stay here, but they clearly aren't card members. Cancelled my membership last year for this reason. Trust, the cool people have moved on, a long time ago.
Jarret / July 19, 2015 at 02:40 pm
Amazing! Hidden gem, great location!
Laura / July 21, 2015 at 11:15 am
Does anyone have the contact information for reserving a table for rooftop bar at Thompson Hotel? I'm not a member or staying at the hotel
Anna / August 1, 2015 at 02:57 pm
Valdez is amazing. Also, it is Colombian/South American inspired. Not mexican. Thanks.
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