Perhaps your next memorable event will be with great Japanese fusion food? Kasa Moto is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto! They are located in the heart of Yorkville (where Remy’s use to be) at 115 Yorkville Avenue.
The two-story venue is topped off with one of the best sprawling rooftop terraces in midtown Toronto. With the main hold the main dining room and sushi lounge, while the second floor houses Bar Moto. Kasa Moto attracts various crowds to Yorkville looking for a seafood-centric menu, and guests have been keen to try out their patio scene.
Kasa Moto provides not only delicious food, including a number of vegan options but also friendly and incredible service.The event team there will take care of every detail for your next event, from the venue set up to tear down to the fused dynamic menu offerings.
Kasa Moto is a suitable venue for an event of any size, and it is perfect for private dinners, weddings receptions, product launches, intimate celebrations, as they also have a special area for your guests.
- 175 seated
- 225 reception style
Main Dining Room/Lounge Area
- Main- 80 guests
- Lounge- 70 guests
Bar Moto Atmosphere
- 40 seated
- 90 reception
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New goals, new clothes, new state of mind… In the summer, life seems like to begin all over again! And of course, there are new playlists and music festivals help to motivate you and change your mood.
What music do you want to discover? Blues, folk, Jazz or even electro-pop, indie-rock…?
You just need to pick one of them, Here is a list of music festivals we have heard about happening this summer.
July-August (from 6PM-10PM) Toronto Concert Orchestra at Casa Loma
Every Wednesday evening. FREE with admission to Casa Loma.
July-September, Summer Music in the Garden at 475 Queen’s Quay West
July 10th (7PM – 9PM), KC Roberts and the Live Revolution at St. James Park
July 11, Hudu Rising Blues Band at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
July 11-13, Waterfront Blues at Woodbine Park
July 12-14, Soundclash at Harbourfront Centre
July 17, Queen of the Fleet at Little Trinity Park (King Street E at Trinity St)
July 17 (7PM – 9PM), Bertie and the Gents + Free Swing Dance Class (6:30PM – 7:00PM)
at St. James Park
July 18, David Leask at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
July 18-20, Beaches International Jazz Festival at Woodbine Park
July 19, TIME Festival at Fort York/Garrison Common
July 22-23, Beaches International Jazz Festival at Woodbine Park
July 23, Drew Jurecka Trio at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
July 24, Carissa Klopoushak at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
July 24 (7PM – 9PM) Nostalgia Chamber Ensemble + Free Blues Dance Class (6:30PM – 7:00PM) at St. James Park
July 24-26, Beaches International Jazz Festival at StreetFest Queen St E.
July 25, Marin Nasturica at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
July 25, Chris Robinson Trio at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
July 25-27, Beaches International Jazz Festival at Woodbine Park
July 26-27, Lab Cab Festival at Parkdale
July 30, Lui Fang at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
July 31, Nico Dann’s Rhododendron at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
July 31, Thomas Williams Jazz Combo at Little Trinity Park (King Street E at Trinity St)
August 1, Endless Summer Duo at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
August 1, Carol Gimbel and Pemi Paull at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
August 1-4, IRIE Music Festival at Nathan Phillips Square, Mississauga
August 2-3, Veld Music Festival at Downsview Park
August 3-4, OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheatre
August 6, University of Toronto Jazz Combo featuring staff and students
of the renowned jazz program at U of T at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
August 7, The Bicycle Opera Project Part 1 at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
August 8, The Bicycle Opera Project Part 2 at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall
August 8, Big Rude Jake Duo at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
August 9 (6PM-12AM, Taste of The Danforth at 699 Danforth Avenue
August 10 (12PM-12AM), Taste of The Danforth at 699 Danforth Avenue
August 11 (12PM-8PM), Taste of The Danforth at 699 Danforth Avenue
August 14 (7PM – 9PM), MALOO at St. James Park
August 15, Attila Fias Duo at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
August 17 (8AM-12PM) Open Streets TO at Bloor, Yonge Street
August 15, Mad Decent Block Party at Garrison Commons (Fort York)
August 21 (7PM – 9PM), Union Duke at St. James Park
August 21-24, Buskerfest at Downtown (Yonge St.)
August 22, Andy Earle Duo at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
August 23-24, IRIE Music Festival at Nathan Phillips Square, Mississauga
August 29, Raz Hilland Trio at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
August 29-31, Paradise Music Festival at Atlantis
August 31 (8AM-12PM) Open Streets TO at Bloor, Yonge Street
September 4, David Leask at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
September 5, Jamie Reuben Trio atthe Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
September 5 (6PM-10PM), Taste of the Kingsway at 3029 Bloor St. W. Etobicoke
September 6 (11AM-10PM), Taste of the Kingsway at 3029 Bloor St. W. Etobicoke
September 7 (11AM-6PM), Taste of the Kingsway at 3029 Bloor St. W. Etobicoke
September 6-7, Riot Fest Toronto at Downsview Park
September 9, Farrucas Duo at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
September 11, Donald Guinn Trio at the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
September 12, Kenny V Duo atthe Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.)
September 24, Junction Music Festival at The Junction (Dundas St. W.)
Lose yourself to sing and dance, HAVE FUN!
…And let us know on Instagram @CityEvents!
Author: Annie NGUYEN
It’s almost that time of the year again! Father’s Day is quickly approaching so we are here to help you find the perfect event for you and your dad. The variety of events are all sure to be a hit as there is something for everyone to enjoy! “Do It for Dad” Father’s Day Walk/Run Sunday June 15th at Ashbridge’s Bay Park Celebrate Father’s Day this year by honoring the men in you life and support the Prostate Cancer Foundation at this year’s “Do it For Dad” walk/run! This is an event that the whole family can enjoy as there will be a BBQ lunch, entertainment and 100s of prizes! www.walktolive.ca 5th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show Sunday June 15th 12pm-5pm, Bloor Street form Avenue Road to Bay Street This spectacular red-carpet event will take place in one of the most luxurious shopping districts in North America. Admission is free so bring the whole family and join in supporting Prostate Cancer Canada on Father’s Day and see over 120 examples of classic and exotic cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette, Porsche and more. The 5th anniversary event will debut the Super Car Corral plus a Mustang Corral to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic brand! www.yorkvilleexotics.com Father’s Day BBQ at Casa Loma Sunday June 15th, 11am-5pm, Casa Loma Don’t miss a fun-filled father’s day at the beautiful Casa Loma! All tickets include the Father’s day BBQ, live entertainment, family activities, a self guided tour and multimedia audio guide. Adult (18-59) $40.00 Child (4-13) $30.00 Senior (60+) $35.00 Youth (14-17) $35.00 Children Under 3 are Free www.casaloma.org/events Toronto Fathers Day Cruise Sunday June 14th at 6:30pm or June 15th at 11:30am, 539 Queens Quay West Looking for a unique Fathers Day gift? Then a Toronto Fathers Day Cruise is the perfect Fathers Day Present! Experience a Father’s day brunch from the water on the Jubilee Queen Cruise where you and your family will enjoy a 2 hour tour of the Toronto Islands & Harbour while feasting on a fabulous buffet menu prepared fresh onboard by an award winning chef. The Fathers Day Cruise menu has something for everyone in your family even vegetarian options! www.jubileequeencruises.ca/Toronto Luxury Cigar Experience In Niagara June 13th, 3pm- 10pm, 4560 Cave Springs Road Beamsville, Ontario Enjoy an intimate evening with some of the lifestyle industry’s finest. This is an experience that you will reminisce about for years to come and an incredible way to celebrate the Father’s Day weekend. The Evening Starts with a cold Steam Whistle sampling at the Brewery in downtown Toronto, Roundtrip Transportation from Steam Whistle Brewery to Niagara, a gourmet BBQ at a Private Cave Springs Location,tutored Wine Tasting with Mr. Len Pennachetti, Founder of Cave Springs.The Evening then winds down with a sunset smoke featuring Premium Nicaraguan Cigars, a brand ambassador leads you through a paired Hennessy tasting ,Private Cigar Tasting with Markus Raty, Presidente and receiver a luxury gift bag. www.eventbrite.ca/e/luxury-cigar For Toronto upcoming events check our website upcoming events, at www.torontocityevents.com
The weather is finally getting warmer and that’s wonderful because winter is Hell. Summer is Heaven. Spring is the beginning of patio season. The beautiful sun draws us outdoors and we feel the urge to explore the city searching for the best patio restaurants in Toronto. Good thing for Torontonians the city has lots to offer in a wide spectrum of venues… too wide actually. From decadent coffee bars and small cafes to dance club smoking sections, finding a great rooftop place to relax with friends can be tough. There are a lot of ingredients needed in the perfect setting; music, service, drinks prices, and location are some important factors that determine the quality of the venue. After careful research, here are my top 5 favorite rooftop patio spots Toronto has to offer.
The Drake Hotel Sky Yard
1150 Queen St. W. | www.thedrakehotel.ca
The Drake Hotel Sky Yard is the place to be any night of the week. With exceptional service and consistently yummy drinks, the Sky Yard always leaves customers pleased. It’s one of the only places left to smoke cigarettes in public in the entire city of Toronto – that’s why its busy in the winter too and the ‘smoking area’ is still the best place in the whole school to hook up, for smokers. The Sky Yard is a large square open air lounge. It’s a comfortable setting for those looking to loosen up on couches in the sun or small tables in the shade. The Drake hotel is also known for their cool radio advertising and social media campaigns surrounding their events. I once knew a guy who tried to pitch a very comprehensive social media strategy to Bill, the manager and he just laughed and never replied – they get so much free press, it would be like selling ice to an Eskimo. The rooftop patio is located on hip Queen St. W. and often packed with locals on Weds and Thursday and visitors from abroad on Friday and Saturday nights.
Skybar @ Guvernment Entertainment Complex
132 Queens Quay E. | theguvernment.com
The rooftop patio at Skybar is another must go to location in Toronto. Towering over the waterfront, you will feel as if you are leaving all your worries and troubles on the ground. Check it out and sip on delicious drinks while floating over the city. The décor is draped with beautiful white tents and relaxing cushioned seating. Open only on weekends, this warmly lit patio will have you looking forward to Friday.
Hemingways is located in the heart of Yorkville shopping district, and is known for their delicious meals and affordable prices. It’s the place to be after a long day at work, which is why it’s hard to find a spot to even stand after 5p.m. This rooftop patio is consistently busy until last call. Make sure to get there early or rush over quick after your workday is over to get a seat.
The Spoke Club
600 King St. W. | www.thespokeclub.com
The Spoke Club is another rooftop patio worth visiting, though it is exclusive to members and their friends. There are 3 different sections: A special secluded area that is usually booked for events, a rooftop garden and a glass house patio. The glass house rooftop made of steel and insulated concrete forms is built right on top of a historic building in downtown Toronto and stands out as an interesting juxtaposition that’s open all year. The garden is beautiful and looks well loved. If you can find a friend with a membership or a way to get one for yourself then you are in for a wonderful win. The prize is a beautiful, exclusive rooftop patio for you to enjoy a drink or two.
665 College St. | www.vivoli.ca
My favourite rooftop patio is Vivoli, at the corner of Grace and College Sts. College is the go-to street for a “hot child in the city” and her friends. So if you’re a young person looking for a classy place to enjoy the summer breeze then Vivoli’s rooftop patio is perfect. Relax while watching the busy street transform from day to night. Also, their mouth watering Sangria pitchers are recommended.
Many of these locations were not built with rooftop patios in mind and several required flat roof repair be done by resurfacing the roof and adding structural supports below. Consequently the management is usually very strict about capacity limits and quite often you’ll notice that dancing on rooftops is not permitted. before ere done to modernize the setting and atmosphere. Rooftop patios are great because they elevate your mood with their location. Because of this, the place and location has to be in its best condition.
550 Wellington St. W. | www.thompsonhotels.com
This rooftop heaven is nestled above Wellington Ave. with a simply breathtaking view of the Toronto lights. The infinity pool, open both day and night, is a wonderful addition that not many patios in the city have to offer. This exclusive retreat offers exceptional service and drinks, and should be experienced at least once. You must be a guest of the hotel, however, or be a guest at a special event located on the patio. However you end up on the patio, it’s worth it!
22 Cumberland St. | www.thepilot.ca
A Toronto staple for many years, the Pilot’s patio, cleverly named the Flight Deck, is one of the town’s best patios because of its unique features. The whole space exudes the theme that is flight, from stainless steel flight craft inspired bathrooms to a carefully executed roof made to look like an airplane from the sky. If you want a unique experience in a unique space, the Flight Deck at the Pilot is the place to go.
Panorama 55 Bloor St. W. | www.eatentertainment.com/
If you have a fear of heights, overcome your fear and check out this patio. Located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre on Bloor St. W., the view gives you both uptown and downtown Toronto. The drink menu is unparalleled in the city and the cocktail menu has won countless awards. In addition, the space itself is intimate, classic and elite. If you’re looking for a night out that you’ve never had, Panorama is an excellent choice.
Ultra Supper Club
314 Queen St. W. | www.ultratoronto.com
Red vintage chairs. Zebra backdrop. Dim lighting. Wood panels. This list of eccentric attributes is what makes this tucked away gem so unique. Nestled in between an open space and shops on Queen St., Ultra is a space that offers an outside patio, making it a perfect courtyard for drinks. Renowned as one of the hottest spots in the city, Ultra does its name justice by often hosting exclusive events and well-known celebrities. (Note: Beyonce often stops here while in Toronto!)
15 Mercer St. | www.maisonmercer.com
Recently opening up as a new spot in Toronto’s entertainment district, Maison Mercer has become one of the most exclusive spots for events and nightlife in the city. Premiering as an upscale and mature venue, the patio boasts a beautiful crowd with a full bar to cater to all of your drinking needs. Because of its convenient location, Maison Mercer can be your final destination after an evening event in Toronto or your premium location for a night out. You won’t miss with this great patio.
Oasis Rooftop Patio @ Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant
99 Blue Jays Way | www.gretzky.com/restaurant/
For hockey lovers everywhere, Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant is a home for the star’s personal collection of memorabilia. And if that wasn’t reason enough to visit, perhaps the Oasis Rooftop patio will entice you to take a trip to one of the nicest patios in town. A popular après-work watering hole, you can also look forward to having a beer amongst friends in a beautiful booth overlooking the city after the never-ending 9-5. Get there early, though! This patio is popular and fills up quickly.
Dolce Social Ballroom
647 King Street W. | www.dolcesocial.com
The King St. W. crowd is one that enjoys an elite clientele, exceptional service, and sought-after DJs. One of the best examples of this is Dolce Social Ballroom. The name of the venue itself suggests a high-class affair, and it’s true. Dolce’s patio is a beautifully designed intimate space that’s just high enough above the streets to experience something exceptional. Open on weekend nights, a trip to the Dolce patio promises to be an incredible summer evening.
124 Danforth Ave. | www.globebistro.com
The Danforth is a haven for those in search of unique and hidden culinary gems. Globe Bistro is one such spot. Named ‘Globe’ because of its unique philosophy to think global but eat local, Globe Bistro offers not only an exceptional menu, but also promotes local events to support local businesses. And if that isn’t enough of a reason to have a drink at Globe, how about the fact that the rooftop patio is breathtaking. It’s just far enough away from Downtown, but close enough to escape and experience something new. Open from 5pm daily, the patio features its own menu, complete with over 20 different wines and a huge list of cocktails.
Joey Don Mills
1090 Don Mills Road , Shops at Don Mills | www.joeyrestaurants.com
So far, we’ve given you a list of downtown rooftop patios that are sure to entice the city dweller. But for those of you on the outskirts of town, Joey at Shops at Don Mills has a great rooftop patio that isn’t too far away. Located right at Don Mills Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E., Joey offers an exclusive experience that you won’t find at the mall or in your suburban neighbourhood. A delectable menu, gorgeous wait staff, perfectly blended cocktails – these are just a few of the things that this rooftop patio has to offer. And what’s great is that you can go for dinner or for a wicked night out with friends.
Hopefully this list has given you some great insight into the amazing patios you can check out this summer. If you know of any more, let us know! Have fun!