Toronto’s Most Notable See and Be Seen Patios

With summer finally here, we’re all about patio season. And though it’s great to hop a spot at a comfy bar and drink pitchers of pilsner with the crew, as YPs we’re always looking for the best venues to grab a drink and network with like-minded tastemakers. So, here are five patios we like for the ‘see and be seen’ factor, because you never know where you’ll be able to make that next deal… 

La Societe
Yorkville’s jewel of a patio, we love La Societe for their Paris-inspired digs. The fact that you’re looking at a two-level outdoor space just adds to its allure, and what an allure that is when you’re slurping back oysters, sipping on prosecco, and chatting up the guy or gal at the table next to you.

Vertical Restaurant’s patio is a haven for power-lunching in the summer. But it also hits the after-work sweet-spot like nobody’s business. Sure, you could head to any ol’ outdoor post and posit a good time, but at Vertical, you might just find that person to offer you that awesome opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Drake Sky Yard
The Drake’s Sky Yard is hands down one of the hottest and most creative rooftop patios every single summer. If anything, it’s popularity increases year after year, just like yours might the more you’re seen mixing and mingling with a glass of spiked lemonade.

The Spoke Club (pictured above)
Even with the opening of the Soho House, The Spoke Club’s fame has yet to dwindle. Its upper patio is a positively luxe experience in the heat of the sun, offering up lax digs for the city’s socialites and dapper dudes. And, you gotta love their Friday happy hours…

DEQ at Ritz
The Ritz-Carlton’s stunning back patio at DEQ is certainly one for the upper echelon of YPs. Perfect cocktails mixed with care are your perfect sidekick as you work the deck like it’s a gala soiree. CEOs, execs, entrepreneurs and the like share the breathing space, so get out there and network til your business buzz starts to turn into business blitzed.