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The top 10 secret patios in Toronto

Patios in Toronto are sometimes discrete destinations for booze and bites in the urban outdoors. Head to one of these hidden hangouts in summer or even during fall for an intimate getaway. 

Here are some patios in Toronto you might not know exist.

M'Eat Resto Butcher

Who knew a butcher shop could boast such a spectacular patio? This lush and private backyard patio is the ultimate place to take down copious amounts of grilled meats. 

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It's all about pizza and beer on The Greater Good Patio. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

The Greater Good

With lights hanging overhead, the patio outside this Geary Avenue bar seats 40 and is intimate and secluded enough to feel like a real escape from the industrial busy-mess outside. 

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Chow down on Vietnamese snacks at Pinky's Ca Phe. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Pinky's Ca Phe

Tucked away on Clinton St. just north of College in Little Italy is where you'll discover this unassuming patio from the Vietnamese snack bar. It boasts a cozy but incredibly cool patio strung with lights.

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You can even watch TV on the Escape Goat patio. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Escape Goat

This Parkdale watering hole has a surprisingly charming and private patio where you can unwind with craft beer and a burger.

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Grab a seat in the sunshine on the Hanoi 3 Seasons. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Hanoi 3 Seasons

Surrounded by fences to the sides and hanging lanterns overtop, the patio at this Vietnamese restaurant usually has plenty of seating available, despite being a total Leslieville gem.

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Pray Tell boasts both a beautiful interior and exterior. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Pray Tell

This wood-ensconced patio in Little Italy has ample comfy seating. It's the place to drink Caesars at brunch or glasses of wine and snacks in warm weather.

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Nuit Social has a cozy patio. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Nuit Social

The patio of this West Queen West spot may be teeny-tiny, but it's super adorable with twinkly lights and high wooden barriers. Sip on wine and order a plate of charcuterie to share.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on the Queen Mother Cafe patio. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Queen Mother Cafe

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Queen West, you'll have to request the patio before being led underground. Emerge from the depths of secret passageways and find yourself in a green oasis.

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Glad Day has a perfect outdoor patio to read. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Glad Day

A book lover's dream, the little patio behind this Village cafe, bar and bookstore is the ultimate spot to catch up on your favourite read while sipping on a cocktail or coffee in the sun. 

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The front isn't the only patio to check out at Birreria Volo. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Birreria Volo

This Little Italy bar has a hidden cozy little backyard space furnished with communal tables. Grab a brew and relax.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at M'eat Resto Butcher. With files from Tanya Mok and Jaclyn Skrobacky.

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