It’s official – Toronto patio season is here!


June 28, 2010  The roof top pool and bar offer a 360 unobstructed view of the city. The new Thompson Hotel, the new 4-star in town at Wellington and Bathurst, it is run by Peter Freed and Tony Cohon in Toronto.  TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

A cold drink, fun conversations, a great view of the Toronto – what could be better? In Toronto there’s no shortage of this, and that means plenty of spots to sip on a martini or a sangria while city(people)-watching from the best seat in the house. Summer is officially here, and the warm weather is finally back in Toronto. Just in time for patio season, here’s a list of five patios that we think are among the best in Toronto, for one reason or another. Whether looking for an elegant place to dine, or a casual chill-out with cocktails and beers in hand, these rooftop patios in Toronto have it all, not to mention stunning views of the city. The best rooftop patios in Toronto will raise your spirits have you shouting from the rooftops in joy.

 Buca – King West

BucaThis particular enclosed outdoor space is the perfect escape to enjoy beer-fueled afternoons and intimate dinners with cocktails in a serene setting. Nestle into a table at this brick and concrete courtyard where an industrial-chic plays host to serious gourmands. Whether out for a glass of wine with an antipasto side, or to dine on rustic pastas and pizzas, the patio at Buca can accommodate your culinary wishes.


Cabana Pool Bar

Cabana Pool Bar

Dining al fresco is extra special when done lakeside, and Toronto is home to several patios with views of the Toronto Harbour – some have an amazing view of the city skyline too. And, for most of these, the view is just the cherry on top, they’ve got great drinks, tasty food and a great crowd.

Quite easily the largest patio in the city, this club attempts to recreate the feeling of beach side Miami on Toronto’s waterfront. The view of the city and massive pool are the main highlights. Cabana Pool Bar is unlike anything in Toronto, offering unique event space overlooking the lake and city’s skyline. Cabana is changing the landscape of Toronto’s hospitality industry giving guests the ability to tailor the space for an event of 50 or 3000 guests.


DEQ at The Ritz




DEQ Terrace & Lounge is an urban outdoor oasis, nestled in Toronto’s downtown core with a view of Simcoe Park and the CN Tower. With comfortable furnishings, an expansive outdoor patio and open-air fire pit, this luxury lounge in Toronto offers a light lunch menu as well as all-day dining options. DEQ’s summer drink menu features fresh-muddled Mojitos, Caipirinhas, among other hand-crafted cocktails highlighting Caribbean Rums and the Brazilian Liquor, Cachaça. It is one of Dragonfly’s favourite post work-day hangouts!


Thompson Hotel 

Thompson hotel 2

Thompson Hotel’s rooftop patio is plush with the who’s who of Toronto’s downtown scene. You’ll hear echoes of “Queen West? Who goes there anymore?” as you sip your wine and look out on the distance, breezing past the rooftop infinity pool. Technically it’s a private rooftop for guests of the hotel and condo residents so get your story straight before you try to smooth-talk your way in. This patio has ample lounging opportunities, and simply put, will raise your spirits like no other.


Kasa Moto Kasa Moto

Kasa Moto is a fine dining Japanese restaurant in Yorkville known for its contemporary Japanese cuisine, and exceptional service. The restaurant is owned by Chase Hospitality Group, the minds behind The Chase, Little Fin and Colette. Kasa Moto focuses on fresh sushi, and authentic Japanese food. The rooftop patio at Kasa Moto is massive and overlooks stylish Yorkville neighbourhood offering plenty of people watching opportunity.

The patios in Toronto are sprawling and perfect for those warm summer nights ahead. Patio season brings great opportunity for business networking and broadens the possibilities for your next event. Just remember, summers are better spent on a patio!

Contact Dragonfly to find the perfect patio for your next employee or group gathering!

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