Throughout the pandemic, Toronto restaurant owners have gone to extreme lengths in order to keep their businesses up and running. Now that they’re finally able to re-open patio dining again, some places have had to get creative with sitting arrangements in order to serve as many people as possible! The well-known CaféTO intuitive program was a great way to support Toronto restaurants with expanding their outdoor dining areas, and like you’ve seen, even spilling into the streets! Here are 6 of the most creative CafeTO Patios you have to check out!
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6 Of The Most Creative CaféTO Patios
Il patio di eataly
Eataly, the upscale Italian market along Bay St opened their very own patio where diners can enjoy the delicious food of the various different market stalls, as well as the classic Aperol drinks! They’ve followed social distancing guidelines by placing chic, tall hedges between each table as well as elegant white umbrellas! Your trip to the market just got 10x better!
The team at the Ballroom and Fifth Social Club came together to create Rendezviews that occupy a massive parking lot, making it Toronto’s biggest outdoor patio! Most recently, a beautiful mural took over the space in celebrating this year’s re-opening! Rendezview is bringing back all the bright and live feels we need in the city!
Visit Gio Rana to get all the Italian romantic feels! This beloved restaurant in Leslieville has transformed the intimate date night feel with outdoor candlelit tables, fairy lights, and projected Italian films flickering on a brick wall! They’re killing the date night game!
Duke Of Kent
Duke of Kent, one of Toronto’s most iconic pubs is located on the corner of Yonge and Roehampton and has just been added to the CaféTO program. The restaurant was pervious rejected from the program because of the Crosstown Eglinton line currently being constructed just around the corner. Their patio has really come together and they’re happier than ever that they’re finally a part of CaféTO!
Gerrad East Market
The beach vibes of Leslieville have been brought to this east-end parking lot turned patio! Owners of Poor Romeo, The Dive Shop, Pinkerton’s Snack Bar, Hand-Pulled Noodles, Com Tam Pho, and La Cubana have come together to turn this space into a place where friends and family can enjoy good food and all the season’s patio vibes!
This Junction restaurant has transformed their stretch of Dundas West into a breathtaking serene sidewalk terrace accompanied by their delicious Italian food! When you’re at Déco, you won’t feel like you’re in the city, but along the streets of Tuscany enjoying a bottle of wine with the creamiest Cabarona!
Featured Image: Eataly Toronto