The warm and sunny weather’s here which can only mean one thing – patio season is officially in full effect! Outdoor gatherings and special events are always a welcome option when it comes to event planning, but something tells us that we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of it this year! From beautiful lakefront views, to tucked away, private spaces, Toronto’s huge selection of patios means we’re spoiled for choice. Whether you’re planning a birthday, engagement party, team building event, bridal shower, or just about any excuse for an outdoor celebration, we’ve got you covered with the hottest list of GTA’s patio venues that are perfect for special events.

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Situated 44 stories above Toronto’s buzzing entertainment district is Bisha Hotel’s rooftop restaurant KOST. With its unmatched views of the city and lakeshore, your guests will be wowed by this exquisite venue. Featuring modern, seasonal cuisine and a world-renowned infinity pool, you can be certain that your next event is sure to be a memorable one.

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Jump Restaurant by Oliver & Bonacini is a cornerstone of the culinary circuit combining O&B’s signature flare, a sleek design, and intoxicating vibe. Inspired by the bustle of a New York bistro, Jump exudes an irresistible energy and a classic style, paired with distinctive modern notes. With patio seating for 60, Jump is the ideal spot for your corporate luncheons or private celebrations in the heart of the financial district.

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1 Hotel Toronto‘s unique Garden Pavilion provides an intimate space for any type of event. Comfortably accommodating 32 guests for a seated dinner and up to 80 guests for a snazzy cocktail reception, this rustic yet charming patio is certainly a one-of-a-kind for the city. Surrounded by nature of the on-site luscious garden and featuring fresh, seasonal, local cuisine by their in-house Executive Chef.

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Located right in the heart of trendy King West, you can be sure your next event at Xango will be one for the books! Offering a menu full of bright flavours and global cuisine, with an ambiance that boasts an eclectic and private patio, your guests will be intrigued by the mysterious and playful edge this stunning event space exudes.

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Cabana Waterfront Patio holds the distinguished title as Canada’s largest outdoor restaurant! Boasting 50,000 square feet of stunning event space and accommodating up to 675 guests, its unobstructed views of the Toronto skyline make for endless Insta photos! Launched in 2013, the expansive patio has been reconfigured to welcome guests for all types of events, and a revamped menu by hospitality specialists, Oliver & Bonacini will tantalize the taste buds of all.

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An elevator ride up to The Chase‘s fifth-floor penthouse and you have arrived to a place of casual elegance. With a  360° bar on the rooftop terrace, you and your guests can sip on a vast selection of beverages while enjoying an array of culinary offerings. Their expert team will handle every aspect of your special event while you focus on the mingling!

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The Sky Yard, situated on top of The Drake Hotel has been host to some epic celebrations! Open year-round, the Drake rooftop is a trendy spot for unforgettable wedding ceremonies, team celebrations, birthday festivities, and more. Did we mention the venue is open in the winter too?

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Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!‘s patio is your ideal intimate summer dreamscape for an escape away (but just close enough) to King St. W. Its vibrant hues of green and mahogany, with accents of slate and stone will keep you and your guests comfortable while enjoy their modern takes on traditional Tex-Mex offerings. This outdoor space can comfortably accommodate 45-50 guests standing with all furniture removed, or a sit-down dinner for up to 20. With the patio’s own dedicated service team, you and your guests will be well taken care of throughout the course of your special event.

The Globe and Mail Centre

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Located in the design district just minutes from the downtown core, this sophisticated and modern patio is ideal for your next corporate or private event. With its panoramic city views, comfy lounge furniture, firepits, and grand planters, the Globe and Mail Centre is the perfect mix of both elegance and comfort.

With hundreds of conferences, meetings, weddings and other life celebrations under their belts, the professional staff has you covered and will help to create a stress-free, memorable event while providing top-notch service to your guests.

The SoHo Hotel & Residences

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The SoHo Hotel & Residences in downtown Toronto combines luxurious amenities with high-end services, creating the perfect location for your next meeting, corporate, or social event. Their 2,500 square foot outdoor terrace and marquee area accommodates up to 200 guests and their expert staff are ready to make your event a fabulous affair!

Evergreen Brick Works

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Easily one of Toronto’s most sought-after event facilities, Evergreen Brick Works offers a truly unique space surrounded by a plethora of natural ravines and heritage buildings. With the capacity for a 2000-person standing reception in their Pavilion, their team will work with you to ensure that your event runs seamlessly from start to finish.

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Fun fact: The Burroughes building was originally built as a Department store back in 1907 and it has continually held the title of tallest building on a trendy stretch of Queen Street ever since. Their seventh-floor rooftop terrace accommodates 140 guests and features 360° views of the city, Edison lights, a lounge area, and bar. Choose from in-house services or from their preferred vendors to make your next event a success.

The Broadview Hotel

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Situated proudly atop the 7th floor with big, unobstructed views of the Toronto skyline and the Don River, The Broadview Hotel‘s dynamic patio space offers a remarkable, one-of-a-kind location for a private event. With a 360° glass, pyramidal skylight, and expansive indoor/outdoor rooftop terrace, this setting is unforgettable both day and night to celebrate any special occasion.

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Smack-dab in the middle of Toronto’s historic Distillery District, Archeo and its highly sought-after private courtyard patio is an easy crowd pleaser. With space to accommodate up to 140 guests and offering an extensive catering package with the added flexibility to accommodate cultural, budgetary, and dietary needs.

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If colourful, spacious, and unique is what you’re after, then your search has come to an exciting end at RendezViews in downtown Toronto. Launched in the thick of covid to allow Torontonians to safely gather outdoors, its two huge patio spaces and massive outdoor screen make for the ideal outdoor spot for a birthday celebration or team-building event.

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An architectural treasure in Toronto, born of grand vision in the Art Deco era is The Symes. The Scarlett Room terrace located on the second storey is ideal for cocktail receptions, corporate events, screenings, and more. With a full bar, elevator access, and capacity limit of 250 guests, this wonderful space is sure to wow!

Amsterdam Brewery

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Amsterdam Brewery‘s Brewhouse is just steps from Toronto’s waterfront, and is another crowd favourite. With multi-level patios to take in all the sights of Toronto’s harbourfront, your guests can dine on freshly made fare and sample the huge variety of in-house-made craft beers! Whether you are meeting up with friends, hosting a birthday celebration, or dining with colleagues after a day at the office,  you’re certain to enjoy this venue and all it has to offer.

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Committed to providing world-class cuisine and hospitality, Lavelle‘s rooftop patio is an easy choice. Towering 16 stories above the city, the 16,000 square foot space features breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline. With cabanas, pool, and lounge bar, your guests will never want to leave!

Island Yacht Club

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Island Yacht Club is exactly what it sounds like: a private, 18-acre island featuring its own private shuttle to transport you and your guests to and from the city.

Their dedicated team is fully prepared to plan and execute a seamless corporate or social function. With unmatched views of the city skyline, fully customized dining menus, AV equipment, and space for up to 300, this venue is sure to leave a remarkable impression on your guests.

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Nestled in the atrium of the TD Towers, you’ll find Bymark‘s spacious wrap-around patio. With its swanky downtown locale and enough space to host a 200-person cocktail reception, this event space is versatile enough to accommodate any type of event you can imagine.

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&Company Resto Bar is the quintessential hosting space for all types of private events. Equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, full-service bar, and a professional team eager to make your event a huge success.  The patio comfortably accommodates 65 guests for a seated dinner and 120 for a standing cocktail reception.

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A short walking distance from major attractions such as Rogers Center, Scotia Bank Arena, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Metro Toronto Convention, the 2,000 square foot patio at Hunter’s Landing is always a safe bet. Boasting one of Toronto’s largest tree covered patios and able to accommodate up to 250 guests, this is the perfect patio venue for larger groups. For those planning a corporate outing, the venue includes a screen, projector, and wireless microphone.

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George Restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto features an enchanting 19th-century private courtyard accommodating up to 120 guests for a cocktail reception.

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga West

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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga West is an ideal location for business and social events, especially for those looking for overnight accommodations as they can easily book a room in this spacious and modern hotel. Their patio features comfy lounge furniture, a fire pit, water feature, and beautiful views of the surrounding ravine. Complimentary on-site parking and an extensive catering menu make planning a breeze.

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Nestled in the heart of the Financial District, Earls Kitchen + Bar offers a modern and industrial setting wonderfully accented with deep, rich woods and stones. The outdoor bar and patio is a local favourite and emanates a subtle romantic ambiance. If urban-chic is your jam, this patio is perfect for your next outdoor event!

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Brunswick Bierworks welcomes everyone to their friendly, accommodating atmosphere. Customer appreciation days, corporate sales meetings, charity fundraisers, weddings, birthdays, and more. The patio is a new addition to the brewery and is surrounded by natural greenery for a more private and exclusive feel. Enjoy the warmth of a sunny day or dance under the stars at this hidden gem tucked away in the heart of East York.

The Boulevard Club

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The Boulevard Club’s Lakefront Patio features panoramic views of the city, exceptional service, and locally inspired menus by Chef William Tucker and his team. Just minutes from the downtown core, the club is open to all for events, including non-club members. Their professional team is ready to work with you to prepare a memorable event.

Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown

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The Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown‘s Lakeview Pool Lounge is a hidden Oasis in the city. With space for 120 guests, a beautiful pool, and stunning views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline, this venue certainly delivers the wow factor you’re after!

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Sunnyside Pavilion located in Toronto’s Western Beaches area has a rich history dating back to 1922. Originally built as a changing facility for lake swimmers, a public pool was added in 1925 as the lake waters frequently proved too frigid. In 1980 the facility underwent a large renovation and a central section was added to hold public events such as weddings and corporate functions. With full views of Lake Ontario and the surrounding beachfront boardwalk, you can treat your employees to a glorious escape from the office! Whether it be a productive business meeting or a fun-filled day of team building, their expert staff and exceptional menu will create a unique and memorable experience for all.

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Conveniently located in mid-Toronto with easy access via Highway 401 or the Don Valley Parkway and with ample onsite parking, the Toronto Botanical Garden offers a convenient and beautiful escape from city life.

Surrounded by lush, award-winning gardens, etched glass walls and a tranquil water feature, the Courtyard is ideal for your special celebration. Their team will work with you to create an event to remember!

The Pint Public House

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The Pint Public House patio is the ideal downtown spot to get together with friends and colleagues. With an expansive event menu and featuring no less than 40 beers on tap, there is definitely something for everyone. Be sure to check out their special birthday packages for a celebration to remember!