7 Toronto Patios That Are Absolutely Killing It With Their Stunning Summer Sunset Views


With patio season finally in full swing in Toronto, you're probably already hitting up your favourite spots around the city. While patios drenched in the midday sun are no doubt where it's at this summer (because there's nothing like catching rays while sipping on a cocktail), Torontonians shouldn't forget about the unbeatable vibe of dining while the sun goes down.

Whether you're in Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York or anywhere in between, Toronto is full of patios that offer epic views to enjoy along with a delicious meal. Plus, you can win a whole year of patio dining just by visiting them!

Destination Toronto is calling on Torontonians to support their local restaurants, and in return, they get the chance to win 52 weeks of free patio dining (valued at $5,200) or one of five $100 gift certificates to dine at a Toronto restaurant. To enter the contest, all you need to do is take a picture while dining at your favourite Toronto patio and post it on social media using the hashtag #PatioscapesTO. Full terms and conditions can be found on the contest website.

The six-week-long contest launched on June 29, with a special theme for each week. The theme for week four, July 21 to July 27, is "Under the Stars." This week is all about making the most of summer nights on patios and taking in the incredible views of an orange-hued sky that Torontonians have come to know and love.

If you need some help finding the perfect spot, these seven hidden gems around the city all offer spectacular open-air patios. So grab your besties, your camera and get ready to drink in those sunset views.

As always, remember to respect the restaurant's safety protocols and dine responsibly.