This list contains places that sell the most artfully baked and assembled desserts in the city. Patisseries are traditionally defined as Italian, French or Belgian bakeries that specialize in pastries and sweets and Toronto has no shortage! The city is known for its diverse variety of food, so it is no surprise that world-renowned pastry chefs (or patissiers) come from worldwide to share their professional skills and love of all things baked with Torontonians. If you are looking for flaky croissants, éclairs or crunchy caramelized caneles, keep reading. Some of these patisseries specialize in individual delicate gateaux (cake) made using the freshest fruits, imported liquors and nuts -- created using techniques that well-trained chefs have mastered after years of experience. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a delicious treat made and inspired by European culinary expertise and other global flavours, check out this list.