harry potter toronto

Toronto's Harry Potter bar opening Hogwarts-inspired patio

If you gotta back to Hogwarts, you might want to check out Toronto's unofficial Harry Potter bar, The Lockhart, this weekend because it's transforming its patio into a magical castle on Saturday, June 3 in honour of Dundas West Fest.

The popular street festival, which runs between Ossington and Landsdowne, will see restaurants throughout this neighbourhood extending their patios onto the street.

For the first time in five years, the festival will run until midnight with a bona fide street party featuring music, food, and buskers.

The Lockhart's Matt Laking, who's also on the board of the Dundas West BIA (which is organizing the event with the Little Portugal BIA) says lineups are expected at Pavao Meats' BBQ, the longest grill in the festival's five year history.

hogwarts patio

Bruno Smoky's huge mural. Photo via The Lockhart.

Laking says The Lockhart's patio, which opens at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, will get a magical transformation thanks to a huge mural by Toronto-based artist Bruno Smoky, as well as lights, music and a special food menu that includes wizarding Pogo sticks and chocolate frogs.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto restaurant now has tent-like pods on its outdoor patio

Toronto's popular Latin American grocery store closed after devastating fire

Hungover Toronto woman places Uber Eats delivery order for ketchup

Some restaurants in Ontario might start banning diners from Toronto

The top 25 restaurant patios for a date night in Toronto by neighbourhood

Toronto restaurant looking for cosplayer delivery people

These are the rules for covered and enclosed patios for outdoor dining in Toronto

10 restaurants in Toronto that do Sunday Roasts for takeout or delivery