cheers to pa­tio sea­son

The hottest new spots and rooftops to dine and drink at this sum­mer

NOW Magazine - - FRONT PAGE - By NATALIA MANZOCCO & SARAH PARNIAK

As­sem­bly Chef’s Hall

Toronto’s big­gest new pa­tio (span­ning an im­pres­sive 4,000 square feet) is also one of its most glo­ri­ously ac­ces­si­ble: In­stead of be­ing at the mercy of a har­ried host or queue­ing in the scorch­ing sun for two hours, just roll in and pull up a chair. Just like in­side the 18-restau­rant chef’s hall, seat­ing is self-serve – but un­like in­side, the pa­tio has a bar con­verted from an Airstream trailer, string lights and a geo­met­ric paint job that looks like the bas­ket­ball court of a third­grader’s Kool-Aid fu­elled day­dreams. And what’s that? A sec­ond ter­race at the back? This place re­ally does have ev­ery­thing.

111 Rich­mond West, at York, 647-557-5993, as­sem­bly­chef­shall.com

Con­stan­tine

The swank, clubby lobby lounge at the An­ndore House ho­tel de­serves an equally luxe pa­tio. The An­ndore’s brand-new front ter­race de­liv­ers in spades with navy-hued planter boxes, mod­ern chairs and fronds of ferns over­head. It also dou­bles the pa­tio for Craig Hard­ing’s lat­est out­ing, Con­stan­tine — mean­ing you can avail your­self of an en­tire sub­con­ti­nent’s worth of Mediter­ranean eats like wood-fired piz­zas and lamb burgers, plus in­ven­tive cock­tails from the lobby bar.

15 Charles East, at Yonge, 647-475-4436, con­stan­tineto.com

Photo By SAMUEL EN­GELK­ING

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