8 Toronto Patios Open Now for

Fresh fare.

Now that much of Ontario has entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan, we’ve decided to highlight some amazing patios in Toronto. It’s important to remember that different restaurants are reopening at their own paces, and that capacity for many restaurants has decreased. Most of the restaurants on this list have comprehensive outlines of how they are making the dining experience as safe as possible.

These patios, either long running or newly built, offer amazing food in the fresh air with great design and even better views of the city.


Gusto 101

Delicious Italian by Janet Zuccarini on an outdoor patio. This restaurant has a beautiful rooftop patio with overflow street-side for diners to enjoy its cacio e pepe and tagliatelle. Its sister location, Gusto 501, which has been lauded for its interior design, also has a patio open now as well.

Lapinou Bistro

Lapinou has quickly become a hot spot for Toronto foodies. Now, its romantic patio, tucked away in an alley, evokes a French dining culture that mirrors its menu.


Gerard East Market

A collaboration between multiple bars and restaurants in the area, GEM is an undeniable silver lining in the wake of COVID.  This beach-themed beer garden even has real sand, and the food options include 241 Pizza, La Cubana, and Hand Pulled Noodles.



The famed sushi restaurant is now doing dine-in, and you can sit on its comfy patio. Be advised, Miku is requiring reservations for dine-in visitors.

Terroni Queen

Cosimo Mammoliti’s Queen Street West Location is now open for dine-in. The patio allows diners to enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine that the group is known for, while still staying outside. This location combines the richness of the cuisine with the liveliness of the neighbourhood.


The Rooftop at The Broadview Hotel

This hotel in a historic building has a variety of restaurants to choose from, but as far as social distancing goes, The Rooftop takes the cake. High above the streets, diners can get breezy views of the city and the Don River.


Kōst at The Bisha Hotel

Located on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel, Kōst offers food from the Baja Peninsula with stunning views of the CN tower and the lake.

ONE Restaurant at The Hazelton Hotel

Designed by the world-renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg this expansive patio in the heart of Yorkville is perfect for a lunch meeting or date, with dishes served up by chef Darby Piquette.


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