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The top 15 patios on King West

King West patios will have you embracing the warm weather in style. One of Toronto's more chic neighbourhoods, these patios are a far cry from the more casual haunts found in other 'hoods. There's everything from sun-drenched sidewalk patios to swanky rooftops.

Here are my picks for the top patios on King West.

Myth

This idyllic patio offers a spacious outdoor dining area replete with luscious greenery and clear partitions in between tables for an extra-safe-feeling experience. Head to this patio if you love an extensive menu of Greek cuisine and a patio vibe that feels like luxury.

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Oretta is one of the more stylish curbside patios in the city. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Oretta

Not only is this Italian restaurant dishing out some delicious pizza and pasta but they're patio is absolutely breathtaking. Stay cool under the umbrella as you dine curbside. 

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Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! is hard to miss with its huge umbrellas. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!

Named after the superstition that repeating the word ‘rabbit’ three times at the beginning of each month will bring you luck, this spot brings lots of fortune in the form of a massive outdoor dining area. This patio's huge yellow umbrellas are hard to miss, and give those of us with a low tolerance for UV rays tons of protection.

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Soak up on the sunshine on the Baro rooftop patio. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Baro

This multi-level Latin American spot boasts a breathtaking rooftop patio. Grab a spot on one of the sun-drenched picnic tables and munch on snacks like Big Mac empanadas. 

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Soak up the sun poolside at Lavelle. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Lavelle

This rooftop oasis is a mammoth 16,000 square foot rooftop pool, patio and bar. It's got everything you could ask for, including cabanas, a full restaurant and epic skyline views of the city.

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Make your way upstairs to discover the Gusto 101 rooftop patio. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Gusto 101

The popular Italian restaurant has two patios on offer, but the rooftop with its retractable glass cover is the clear winner. The terrace sports a minimalist-chic design featuring well-manicured plants and stark white chairs. Grab a glass or two of pinot while you're here.

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Lapinou's patio is hidden down a laneway. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Lapinou

One of the more secluded patios in the neighbourhood, this long patio set in an alley-like location really gives off a European-vibe. Lit romantically and accented by brick walls and a stone walkway, your time here will feel like you’ve been transported to another world without ever leaving the neighbourhood.

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The patio at Belfast Love is great for people watching. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Belfast Love

This Irish pub boasts a chic side patio that looks out over King West. The space is equipped with its own bar, so you'll never go thirsty.

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Munch on nachos while people watching on the Petty Cash patio. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Petty Cash

The bar often visited by Shawn Mendes also sports an area complete with sofas, picnic table and bar seats in front. It's a great spot for kicking back and sipping on cocktails. 

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Xango's patio is the definition of lush. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Xango

This outdoor space is filled with verdant, tropical plants and lit with romantic lighting that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of a patio dream. Whether you get here as dusk approaches, or arrive after the sun has gone down, this patio is an excellent choice to spend an evening.

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Escape the craziness of King West with a visit to the back patio at Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen

Indulge in slow-baked jerk wings, curry goat and fried okra on the charming back patio of this Jamaican restaurant at Portland and King. If that's not enough, they're also doing cocktails out of pineapples.

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The patio at Dasha is completely secluded. Photo by Fareen Karim.

Dasha

While the karaoke may be on the inside the intimate dining experience can be found on the patio. Order contemporary takes on Asian cuisine as you dine outside. 

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The corner of King & Portland is bustling with patrons at Ruby Soho. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Ruby Soho

What use to be Portland Variety has transformed into a swanky restaurant bar serving up breakfast in the wee hours and cocktails well into the night. 

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Vela's patio can be easily covered if it rains. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Vela

An adorable patio with an ample number of umbrellas that have your back no matter what the mercurial weather decides to dish out; you’ll love the vibe of this sidewalk patio. Bright, green, hanging foliage makes this spot feel like a little oasis amidst the bustling King West neighbourhood.

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Follow the neon lights to discover the Lee Restaurant patio. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Lee Restaurant

Snack on cheeseburger egg rolls and sip on next level cocktails on this bustling patio near King & Portland. 

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Myth


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