by Nutan Brown
on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 2:20pm.
The announcement of Stage 3 reopening in Ontario means that many of our favourite restaurants will once again be available for indoor enjoyment to the public. Unfortunately, Toronto's reopening will have to wait until at least July 24, due to a higher number of COVID cases than the rest of Ontario.
But don't worry! If you're craving some delicious food from one of Toronto’s many restaurants, here are 6 of the top patios you can visit right now.
Eataly is a fusion of two words, eat and Italy. So it should come as no surprise that it serves up incredible Italian inspired dishes including traditional Torino-style pizza, summer-inspired aperitivo bites, salads packed with seasonal colours & flavours, and an impressive selection of Italian wine and spirtzes. Enjoy summer like an Italian at their new Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol, located on the corner of Bay and Bloor.
Terroni is a well-established Italian restaurant located in the West Queen West area of Toronto. The patio is covered in greenery, with plenty of trees and umbrellas for shade. The restaurant is known for its classic pizza and pasta, though they do have excellent appetizers, specials and salumi plate as well. Be sure to make a reservation before going, or you might be stuck waiting to get in!
Located in the Distillery District, El Catrin is a Mexican restaurant with a selection of authentic Mexican favourites mixed with modern twists that take advantage of Canadian ingredients. Their spectacular, sprawling patio is surrounded by colourful tables and light fixtures, with a giant fire pit at its core. They're also home to the largest tequila selection in the country.
This popular Yorkville restaurant is known for its multiple levels of patios that are open all year round. The upper patio is fully equipped with its own tin-roofed bar and plenty of space for seating and social distancing. Hemingway's is perfect for an after work rendezvous or even a date after a night on the town.
Labelled as 'one of the best restaurants in Toronto’, Baro’s 4th floor rooftop patio offers an indooroutdoor experience with plenty of greenery and sunshine. The menu includes unique flavours of South America that are inspired by the Latin kitchens of costal countries from Colombia to Argentina. Each dish has a unique spin on them, creating something delicious you have never tried before.
This lakeside brew house is home to Toronto's largest waterfront craft brewery and restaurant. Located on the Toronto Harbourfront just steps from the CN Towers, this is the perfect place to relax while enjoying the waterfront views. Beer is the focal point here, with a wide selection of draft, seasonal, and even bottles from the cellar. You can also order from a large menu of pub food for lunch and dinner.
If you’re looking for other activities in Toronto this weekend, here are a few family events and activities that are open to the public. Don’t forget to bring your mask!