With August but a couple sleeps away, we’ve such little time left to fully enjoy Toronto’s summer season. Not to mention, it’s basically been fall these past few days. To ensure you don’t void your cool card by being left unawares, here are the top 10 new patios in Toronto right now that you likely only have a fortnight left to fully enjoy…
The new Harbord Village spot by The Food Dudes has a spacious wraparound patio where revelers can people-watch the evening away while indulging in everything from steak tartare with truffle snow to lamb ribs with chimichurri.
The back patio space behind Playa Cabana Hacienda has been turned into a Yucatan-inspired spot dubbed La Libre. Here you’ll be able to sip on El Libradors while chowing down on charcoal-tinged bites.
Rock Lobster – Leslieville
With three patios (the largest being on the side at street level) Rock Lobster’s new Leslieville digs offers up three chances for al fresco dining in the hot summer months. Lobster roll with a side of yuppie, anyone…?
Church Street’s buzziest new business is House Maison, which comes to us from the same owners as Smith (across the street), 7 West, and Wish. While the food can be (very) hit-and-miss, the cocktails are refreshing and the vibe as brimming as a drag queen’s corset.
Sitting pretty above Rock n’ Horse Saloon, The Porch is an exemplary rooftop patio entry on Toronto’s dining scene. Stop in here to take in the view of Toronto’s ever-growing cityscape while enjoying their lighter-fare menu.
Found on Bloor West, Northwood’s side patio is uncharacteristically cosmopolitan given its surroundings. One part cafe, one part bar, Northwood is perfect for a breezy refuel no matter the day or your energy of choice (caffeine or booze). Best part? Summertime weekend BBQs, of course.
Firkin on Harbour
Nestled down by Toronto’s picturesque waterfront, Firkin on Harbour is the latest Firkin pub to bring some Brit punk attitude to our city’s libation landscape.
With a patio almost as decadent as Chef Anthony Rose’s food itself, Fat Pasha is an ideal hangout for intriguing eats (Middle Eastern meets Eastern European meets Jewish comfort) amidst peeks of greenery.
Workshop by Latitude
Epitomizing the garden patio concept, Workshop by Latitude (on Roncesvalles) is where you can nab a flight of cheeses to pair with… wait for it… reasonably priced wine-by-the-glass! Talk about a novel concept in this here city…
King West’s new patio darling offers diners carafes of sangria to cool down on hot summer days. Why we love it? The seating is comfortable enough for hours-long booze-fests (albeit civilized ones) leading up to twilight. What more could you ask for?
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