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The top 15 patios in Leslieville

Patios in Leslieville will have you getting your daily dose of vitamin D on the east side. While Toronto's west side might offer more late night spots, this neighbourhood is more low-key and better suited to a date night out or a weekend afternoon hang with friends.

Here are some patios you'll want to check out in Leslieville.

Avling Brewery

Head to this curbside patio for a seat at one of their sturdy wooden tables, and an outdoor atmosphere that feels like a trip to the cottage. Sip on some experimental brews or try a dish from the ever changing menu, as you keep an eye out for any and all happenings on Queen Street East.


Lovers of pasta will be delighted to spend some time on this bright front patio on Gerrard Street. Chic black tables and fencing create a tasteful and elegant atmosphere, while planters filled with seasonal flowers contribute to a classic yet comforting feel.

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The beach-themed Gerraard East Market features food from various restaurants in the area. Photo by Fareen Karim.

Gerrard East Market

Don’t worry, Joni Mitchell, Gerrard East Market has turned this paved parking lot back into paradise. Compete with large Muskoka chairs, a huge outdoor screen, and sand (!!), this patio near Gerrard Square Mall is a staycation lover's dream.

Ascari Enoteca

Italian fare is on the menu and is sure to delight on the partially covered patio at this lovely corner spot. Grab a table and order a tall glass of your favourite beverage while you soak up the warm and inviting feeling of outdoor dining at this east side favourite.

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Gio Rana's has a patio that might be perfect for a date night. Photo by Fareen Karim.

Gio Rana's Really Really Nice Restaurant

The name tells you pretty much everything you need to know, but in case you’re still feeling unsure, let me enlighten you about the adorable sidewalk patio at this Italian restaurant. Decorated with classic checkered tablecloths and delicate string lights, this spot is perfect for a date night.

Black Lab Brewing

This hoppin' beer garden is a prime spot for spending time with pals, or catching up with people you may not have seen in person since March of 2020! Dotted with high top tables and large umbrellas, give yourself the gift of a seat atop a stool and a high-quality beer.

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Black Lab's beer garden is sunny spot to sample some of the brewery's latest creations. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Chula Taberna Mexicana

There's multiple patios and an outdoor tiki bar at this popular Mexican spot, where glowing lantern-esque lights and lampposts illuminate this fun, trendy restaurant. 

Greta Solomon's

The vibe on this patio is nothing short of cozy, homey, and inviting. Circular bistro tables create a European feel on this delightfully secluded backyard patio, bordered by high wooden fencing and accented with vibrant green plants. There's also an equally attractive patio curbside.

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Jules Bistro serves up French cuisine on its curbside patio. Photo by Fareen Karim.

Jules Bistro

You'll wonder whether you’ve just stepped off a flight to France at this quaint curb lane patio where you can choose a seat on either side of the sidewalk. Whether you're enjoying a sunny midday lunch, or a more romantic dinner at dusk, the experience comes with a side of people-watching.

Pinkerton's Snack Bar

Look, who among us doesn't love snacks? At this popular Gerrard East patio, snacks are taken to the next level with a creative twist on some classic favourites. Their fort-like sidewalk patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a snack and a bevvy under large orange umbrellas that provide some respite from the sky.

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Betty's has expanded to Leslieville where The Burren pub once was.

Betty's East

Betty's East is operating a spot where Irish pub The Burren used to be. This patio offers a brightly coloured, sprawling patio where you can order some of Betty's pub fare as you gaze at the lovely mural of flowers and birds overlooking the space.

Nodo Restaurant

This roomy sidewalk patio is an excellent spot to indulge in some of life's greatest culinary inventions: pizzas and pastas. Large umbrellas and a big, luscious tree with branches overhanging the space give the option for shade as the sun sets, and romantic string lighting provide an amorous ambience as dusk approaches.

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Gare de l'Est has a great patio for people watching. Photo by Fareen Karim.

Gare de l'Est

This place sticks fairly strictly to the French bistro model and sports a sprawling patio with a street view. It's the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat before and after a theatre visit.

The Dive Shop

The backyard patio here will make you feel like you’ve just stepped off a surfboard without having to throw out your back catching waves. Complete with a sandy floor and a hut-like bar, this is a great place to "dive right in" to a glass of your favourite drink. No life preservers needed. There's also a curbside patio option.


Saddle up for some drinks and snacks at this Mexican restaurant that boasts two patios with cushy sofas, cushier seating, a massive floral mural, hanging lights and an outdoor bar.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Avling Brewery

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