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Toronto restaurant totally transforms their patio into a glass-covered oasis

Toronto is home to hundreds of bar and restaurant patios, but this newly debuted one in the west-end might be the city's prettiest.

Enter Bandit Brewery at 2125 Dundas Street West near Roncesvalles who's patio is a glass-covered oasis perfect for the colder months.

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If you've ever been to Bandit before, you'll know the majority of picnic-style sitting were in the front of the brewery, organized across stones with trees placed throughout.

bandit breweryWell now that area is covered in glass, creating an inside-outside sanctuary complete with heated flooring.

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Speaking to co-owner Stephane Dubois, the whole idea was to create the exact same dining experience for customers, just more cold-weather friendly.

"It looks the same without the glass, we wanted to keep the experience the same year-round," he said.

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The glass is actually retractable and when summer eventually comes back the patio will return to its original state, customers will hardly notice the difference.

The three-sided glass structure is tall enough to house the seven trees placed throughout the main dining area. Peak inside and you'll see loads of toasty customers drinking and eating. 

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Recent brewery expansion inside the bar reduced some sitting spaces, said Dubois, who is noticing tons of positive feedback about the extra tables up front. 

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Bandit Brewery co-owner Stephane Dubois.

Reno plans started backed in early 2020 with the glass panels finally arriving this spring, ready to launch when the leaves changed colour.

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Now that the glass is retracted for at least the next five months I'm sure Bandit will be a very popular space to grab a sour beer or brunch.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim

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