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.
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.
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.
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
ONE Restaurant at The Hazelton Hotel
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