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Friday, July 22, 2016

The top 5 patios in Parkdale

Cadillac LoungeThe top patios in Parkdale perfectly match the vibe of the neighbourhood. They're casual spots that have opted to keep things simple and relaxed, skipping swanky patio decor and opting for a less-is-more approach. If you're on the hunt for a place to kick back outdoors on the west side, try one of these.

Here are my picks for the top patios in Parkdale.

Cadillac Lounge
This hidden backyard gem has room for 200, making it a favourite for large groups. While the food here may not exactly be Michelin Star quality, the space is well worth a trip on a sweaty streetcar - there's a pay-per-use pool table, an eclectic mix of patrons to mingle with and coverings and heating for when the weather starts acting up.

Electric MudElectric Mud BBQ
If you don't mind sharing a bit of your personal space, Electric Mud's patio is a good time. The compact sidewalk space is decked out with standard patio decor: picnic tables, branded umbrellas and strings of hanging lights. The music is loud, the BBQ is on point and the space is usually jam-packed.

Tibet KitchenTibet Kitchen
Parkdale is home to Toronto's Tibetan community so why not kick back on the backyard patio at Tibet Kitchen. The space has enough room for 40 drinkers and diners and flaunts flower baskets, trees and a few lanterns for good measure.

The backyard patio at Mezzrow's is about as casual as they come. The epitome of unpretentiousness, it features picnic tables, worn fences and good times. If you think outdoor sofas, swanky decor accessories and big screens are overrated, you'll be into this.

RacaRaca Cafe
Raca Cafe boasts a sweet rooftop space that's been prettied-up with hanging lights, wood furnishings and Buddhist murals. If you're looking for a bit of privacy, it's surrounded by a high fence, making it even more of an escape from the hustle and bustle happening at street level.

strongbowThanks to Strongbow for sponsoring our 2016 Patio Guide

What did I miss? Add your favourite patio in Parkdale in the comments.

by Alice Prendergast via blogTO

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