winter patios toronto

The top 10 winter patios in Toronto

Patio season in Toronto is all too short but if you haven't yet had your fill then there's still some off-season fun to be had. These patios operate year-round, and while some will test your resilience, others are fully enclosed and pretty cozy.

Here's a round-up of patios in Toronto that are open all winter.

Bar Raval

This Little Italy bar inspired by taverns in Barcelona lets you drink under the stars in the middle of winter. Their enclosed corner patio isn't huge, but it comes with heaters and enough space to nibble on the wide variety of tapas.

Big Crow

This BBQ joint on Dupont is fully winterized with heaters in an enclosed, cabin-like space. There are banquettes wrapped in cowhide and blankets ready for diners that want to cozy up while snacking on coal-baked brie at brunch or baby back ribs at dinner.

Broadview Hotel

This revamped Riverside hotel keeps the rooftop vibe going in winter with a patio that offers incredible views of the city.

Cactus Club

This Financial District chain has a third floor patio with a retractable roof, its own bar and kitchen serving up popular dishes like steelhead and prawn ceviche and albacore tuna tataki.

The Crooked Cue

The Etobicoke pub has a fully retractable roof that's closed in winter and open in summer. This means that no matter what time of year it is, you can still enjoy a drink under the stars.

Drake Sky Yard

Sheltered and outfitted with heat lamps, the top floor of The Drake Hotel on West Queen West has a Norwegian theme with everything warm, delicious and cozy.

Gusto 101

The stylish rooftop space at this Italian restaurant on King West boasts a retractable cover under which you can dine on hearty comfort fare like pumpkin agnolotti in sage butter.


This Yorkville favourite keeps things cozy all year round with its large, enclosed and heated patio space making it always a viable spot to dig into a plate of nachos.

King Taps

Pizza and beer are just two of the attractions at this Financial District hangout outfitted with heated gas lanterns.


This Yonge and St. Clair mainstay has a fully enclosed upstairs patio that's open year round and kept warm by an army of heaters.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at the Cactus Club. With files from Liora Ipsum.

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