Toronto patios are (finally) open. Here are 16 of our favourites that you can sit on right now


At long last, and after many false starts, patio season has returned. Bars and restaurants across the city are cracking kegs and setting up camp in street-side setups, backyard patios, parking spots and any other space that can hold eager drinkers and diners. While it’s still a far cry from normalcy, we all deserve a drink poured by someone else for a change. So move your happy hour en plein air to one of the city’s new patios. (Reservations may be required, so plan accordingly before you go.) And stay tuned for patio updates, because there’s a new one opening every hour.


Flanked with a wood-ringed dining pen to protect drinkers from street traffic, Archive has set up a perfect cinq-a-sept spot, complete with charcuterie boards and an impressive selection of small-producer wines. It’s just a stone’s throw from Trinity Bellwoods, so take a stroll but don’t bother packing a picnic and go have some wine in a real glass.

Cabana Pool Bar

Cabana has been hosting al fresco parties since long before anyone had ever uttered the words “CafeTO.” Their unique brand of poolside programming is back, along with a full menu of cocktails, roses and other sunny day nosh.