Lakefront Patios in Toronto

Get that boozy breeze

Toronto isn’t exactly known for a lively waterfront scene, but with the Queen’s Quay revitalization complete and these beautiful lake front patios, life on Lake Ontario is looking up this summer.

Here are some places to soak up some food, booze, rays and lakefront views this summer:

Against The Grain

This Harbourfront restaurant has adventurous dishes pulled from many different cultures, but they’ve also got the burger and steak classics. And the Dockside Drive address means a killer view of the water.

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Amsterdam BrewHouse

Amsterdam BrewHouse has a restaurant, a retail store, and a waterfront view. The menu’s got bar fare greats like the 416 Fish N Chips and Rib Ends and, obviously, they brew their own beer. They also offer free tours Mondays – Thursdays at 5pm and Fridays at 11am.


Bluffer’s Park Restaurant

Bluffer’s Park offers a classy, upscale waterfront experience. They’ve got brunch, lunch, dinner and even a banquet hall for the days you feel like dressing up and bein’ spiffy while munchin’ on seafood.

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Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe

The Sunnyside Pavilion’s newest addition, the Sunnyside Cafe, is right on the beach, just east of the Molson Ampitheatre on Lakeshore Boulevard. They’ve got a mixture of lighter fare that perfectly complements the backdrop and fancier, more luxurious entrees. But, we promise, your favourite part will be the sunset.


Murphy’s Law

Just steps from Woodbine beach, Murphy’s Law offers Irish Pub fare with a side of beach view.


The Rectory Cafe

This spot is right on Ward’s Island, just off the boardwalk. Eat while surrounded by nature’s finest trees and flowers, sitting in a newly renovated space in a prime location.