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Best Patios to Visit in Downtown Toronto for Travellers

Patios are a great way to spend a summer day off, for a girl’s day out for brunch, meeting someone new for a dinner date, or just lunch to catch up with old friends. Outdoor dining is always a great experience for pictures, enjoy some company, mimosas, and meals by the best chefs in Toronto. Not only that, but you also want to visit the most talked about, raved and photogenic locations if you are only planning to visit Toronto for a short time.

Keep in mind to research the best patios, ones with rooftops, or only on street level, the ones you wish to visit on your bucket list, and the timings as some take reservations days or even weeks in advance. The following article will feature some of Toronto’s finest Downtown patios and rooftop bars for your next visit.



Located in the Entertainment District is Baro on King Street West. Baro features lush green scenery and space and has an oasis rooftop. An enclosed section with a retractable roof and window walls makes the airy space fit for a perfect patio afternoon even when Toronto’s fickle weather isn’t cooperating. In the patio’s outdoor kitchen, Baro’s chefs cook a menu of simple items like roast chicken and grilled broccoli over charcoal.



If you are looking for a rooftop patio with a pool and unobstructed views of the famous CN Tower, from your brunch or dinner spot, look for Lavelle. Also located on King Street West, Lavelle is an iconic restaurant that screams summer in the city, is an Instagrammable destination, mimosas with the girls, and is you are sure to feel right at home as it is on every out-of-towner's bucket list to visit.


Cabana Waterfront Patio

The Cabana Waterfront Patio is also perfectly located on 11 Polson Street, with views of Lake Ontario, the Toronto downtown waterfront, near nightclub Rebel. It is Toronto's premium pool bar party hangout offering 500,000 square feet of patio space and skyline views of downtown Toronto city. Expect there to be full menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner with food items ranging from sushi rolls to barbecue back ribs – with plenty of bottle service to go with your meals.


Bar Reyna

Conveniently located right downstairs from Avalon Suites Yorkville is a patio restaurant know as Bar Reyna. The chef Omar Ma created a menu with a set of dishes that feel like you had a direct flight to Greece, Spain, and Turkey. The restaurant space is split into 2 floors- a cocktail bar upstairs, and a formal dining space on the main floor. Both are filled with gorgeous décor and the patio is in s hidden space, best for privacy from vehicles, and makes it, even more, a unique experience. The tables are permanently built around trees, and Bar Reyna even has a retractable roof for this patio to operate year-round.

If you are planning to visit Bar Reyna specifically and any of the other wonderful, mentioned patios and rooftop restaurants in this article book with us here Avalon Suites Yorkville, for your next food adventure. It's also the perfect spot to dine in while you are in Toronto for a business like a corporate relocation.


The Broadview Hotel

Located in Leslie Ville on the seventh floor is the Broadview Hotel, a rooftop dining experience that features a view of both the Toronto Skyline and the Don River, with its east-ended located you get a rare bird's eye’s view of the downtown Toronto city. The lounge has a floor-to-ceiling glass window and a striking pyramidal skylight, with hanging green plans you get a luxurious and nature-filled experience. There’s a huge outdoor dining seating area and menus of snacks start at $6 with items like chili-lime spiced popcorn and chicken bao. Perfect spot for if you are staying in downtown Toronto, but also want to grab lunch or brunch with views of the city away from the city.


King Taps

If you are feeling more of a finance or business vibes, you can visit King Taps at 100 King Street West, yes, yet another downtown location with premium patio experiences. It is casually sophisticated, and it fits right in between the Financial District and First Canadian Place setting. It has rows of flat-screen TVs, a menu of pizza and sandwiches you would not expect their gleaming marble bar in this sports bar vibe. They also have an open kitchen, sets 140 people on the patio that extends over 2-stories, and have wooden high-top seats and glowing fairy lights it is not the dinner destination to miss when visiting downtown Toronto for a staycation.


Avalon Suites Yorkville

If you are thinking of spending some time away from home or are coming to visit the city for a food tour, come book with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville. Located in the Yorkville-Bloor Cultural Corridor, you can easily commute or walk to some of Toronto’s best patio and rooftop dining experiences. Hopefully allowing you to try them all or come back again to finish your bucket list.

Avalon suites offer Economy suites for one person to a Presidential suite accommodating up to five people, there is sure to be one best suited for you and your family. Stay in Avalon Suites with more than 2x the space than a hotel room, decorated with modern furniture, a fully equipped kitchen, Cable Smart TVs, and an in-suite washer and dryer. Furthermore, guests have access to conference space, fitness center and gym, and concierge services.

If you are looking for local restaurants to try out while staying with Avalon, check out our blog best Restaurants for Take-Out Near our Short-term Rentals. Or if you are looking for local tourist attractions in the Yorkville area, check out our blog Things to do Around Bloor-Yorkville.

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