Patios in Leslieville Toronto with great seats and good eats

Toronto summers are so short, patio season starts as soon as there isn’t a foot of snow on the ground. For a drink or meal in Leslieville, book a spot at one of these patios where the living is easy and the mood is breezy.

The Hitch

1216 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1L7

Their patio is cute and cozy and you’ll never have to worry about raucous crowds spoiling your night. It’s a bar with some distinctive touches, such as inviting customers to bring their own vinyl records, screening events on a projector instead of a widescreen TV, and the gorgeous reclaimed wood décor. The drink selection also steps away from the mainstream by offering selected cocktails and craft beers.


1130 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1L1

This place boasts two patios and you’ll feel right at home on either of them. The downstairs patio is incredibly spacious and has an energetic vibe later in the day, while the rooftop patio is cozier and heated in winter. Both are open year round with several different types of menus, but the drink selection is where they really hit a home run.

Hanoi 3

1135 Queen E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K9

Stepping through the white door onto their back patio feels a bit like entering a secret garden. Bamboo and other greenery create a tranquil atmosphere amidst cozy seating where you can feast on your favourite Vietnamese food. Locals are already onto the reasonable prices and high-quality dishes, so get here early to snag your favourite spot – the patio only seats about a dozen.

WAYLA Bar & Lounge

996 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

The name stands for “What are you looking at?” and it has a friendly patio that’s awesome for mixing and mingling. There’s always something going on no matter what you’re into, whether it’s Fooftastic Karaoke on Tuesdays, dancing to Friday Faces or cheap pints of craft beer on Mondays. The backyard patio is a pleasant escape and fills up quickly during the summer, so make sure a friend saves you a seat.

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