Toronto’s balmy summer nights are too precious to waste on mediocre drinks in a dark, dreary room. Lucky for us, over 100 new patios have opened in the last year, many of them in the downtown core. Rollicking barbecue joints have us sipping bourbon and Pabst at packed picnic tables; secluded Financial District terraces are catering to power-lunchers looking for a snatch of midday sky; and a giant new waterfront swimming hole is luring club kids away from the usual King West haunts. Here, our top ten new patios for open-air eating, dating, schmoozing and kicking back in the city this summer.
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