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The top 10 patios in the Financial District

Patios in the Financial District are where the Bay crowds go to schmooze in the sun. In one of the most frequented areas in the city, these patios fill up quick, but you won’t get the same vistas of Toronto’s towering bank buildings elsewhere.

Here are my picks for the top patios in the Financial District. 

Kelly’s Landing

Featuring a retractable roof, this little sidewalk patio is accessible through doors which open completely for full access of the outdoor space. Red high chairs are the main accent and if you sit close you might be able to catch a glimpse of the game from their plethora of TVs.

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King Taps has numerous outdoor patios to soak up the sun while munching away. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

King Taps

With spacious patios on the rooftop and ground levels, plus over 50 beers on tap, there’s not much more you could want from this fancy pub. Both patios are equipped with umbrellas for those glaringly hot days and heaters for when it’s a little chilly out.

Financial District Patios Toronto

The outside is just as stunning as the inside at Walrus Pub. Photo by Tanya Mok.

Walrus Pub

Walk to the back of this uniquely designed Bay Street pub, past the shuffleboard, to emerge out on to a patio completely covered in lush greenery. Open until 2 a.m. some days, it has a great view of the old TSX building.

Financial District Patios Toronto

Patios don't get much dreamier than the one at Jump. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Jump

The restaurant at Bay & Wellington patio is equipped with twinkling lights, comfy chairs, a hefty menu of bar bites and a stacked cocktail list. What more could you want?

Financial District Patios Toronto

The Assembly Chef's Hall patio is bumping come summer. Photo by blogTO.

Assembly Chef’s Hall

The food hub on Richmond has a massive courtyard patio decked out with hanging lights that’s pretty secluded, considering it’s right off the main street. It may just be a fancy food court, but it gets pretty bumping here in the evenings.

Financial District Patios Toronto

Soak up the sun or opt for the shade on the Earls patio. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Earls Toronto

One of the first spots to really make patios ‘the thing’ on King, the chain’s original location in Toronto has cabanas for 10-person parties. Fancy barriers separate the outdoor space from the street, giving it an airy and secluded feel.

Financial District Patios Toronto

Catch the big game on the Pick 6ix Sports patio. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Pick 6ix Sports

This Drake-owned sports bar on Yonge Street is packed with TVs and serves a menu of elevated pub fare. Their all-season patio comes complete with heat lamps, even more TVs and its very own bar.

Financial District Patios Toronto

Make your way upstairs to discover the spacious rooftop patio at Cactus Club Cafe. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Cactus Club Cafe

This third-floor rooftop getaway has become the epitome of hip Financial District patios. Open until at least 1 a.m. daily, The Deck — as it’s called — has a retractable warming roof that lets you use the space all year-round.

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The patio at Drake Mini Bar adds a pop of colour to the Financial District. Photo by Tanya Mok.

Drake Mini Bar

This quaint patio sits on the raised corner of York and Adelaide, offering a nice view of the intersection. Strewn with leafy plants, there’s a small corner of the patio open early at 7:30 a.m. before the whole thing opens up after 11:30 a.m. for lunch.

Financial District Patios Toronto

Make it a pizza party on the Pizzeria Libretto side patio. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Pizzeria Libretto

Hankering for some pizza while soaking up the sunshine?  Instead of enjoying your meal indoors, opt to sit on this University Avenue patio. It has seats 60, so there's plenty of room for groups.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Kelly's Landing. With files from Tanya Mok and Jaclyn Skrobacky.


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