My dad always reminisces about the goold old days in the UK where you could go for a beer in a "garden pub". I there anywhere anyone knows of similar in T.O. (Northern part of the city preferred) where you can sit out and enjoy a brew without the local traffic whizzing by???
There are some rooftop patios that are "off the street" The Pilot Tavern in Yorkville is an oldstyle place... Remys in Yorkville has a huge roof patio that is laid back during the week. Bettys has a patio that is enclosed by other buildings on a few sides..
Now come to think of it try the Distillery district... it is closed off to traffic and has its own brew pub with plenty of patios...