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Forget Dinner and a Movie: 10 Unique Toronto Date Ideas

If you’re looking for something a little different to do, the city offers plenty of off-the-beaten-track choices for more adventurous couples – or just the ones that want to try something new.

Next time you treat your special someone to a night on the town (or a day in the city), forget dinner and a movie – consider some of these unique ideas. ShareThis

1. Get Your Pong On at SPiN

For a change from the tried and true bar scene, head to King West and challenge your partner to a friendly game at SPiN – Toronto’s ping pong bar. After your match, grab a drink while soaking up its live music, or continue your night at one of King West’s many lively bars and pubs.

461 King Street West | Toronto.WeAreSpin.com

Edgewalk at the CN Tower

2. Test Your Nerve With TO’s Edgewalk

If you’re looking for a totally unique, totally Toronto experience to bring you closer to your special someone – or if you’re just a couple of adrenaline junkies – then the CN Tower’s Edgewalk is a fun way to get your fix. The couple that dares together, stays together!

301 Front Street West | EdgewalkCNTower.ca

3. Connect With Your Inner Kid at Pursuit OCR

If you’re searching for a date night that’ll make you and yours SO feel like kids again, look no further than Pursuit OCR: climb, clamber and wind your way through its 10,000 square foot obstacle course then grab your date by the hand and make a splash in Toronto’s only adult ball pit.

444 Dufferin Street | PursuitOCR.com

St. Lawrence Market

4. Graze Your Way Through the St. Lawrence Market

For a foodie’s dream date, bring your honey to the St. Lawrence Market and graze your way through its charming bakeries, cheese shops, artisans, butchers and more while soaking up the charm of this iconic 200-year-old Victorian marketplace.

92-95 Front Street East | StLawrenceMarket.com

5. Go Skydiving with iFLY Toronto

For a heart-pumping date that’s just wild enough – but still safe! – why not give iFLY Toronto a try? You and your co-pilot will feel like you’re flying with this gravity-defying “free-fall” simulation.

2007 Winston Park Drive | iFLYToronto.com

6. Release Your Inner Comedian at Second City

Be hands on while you laugh your socks off by participating in one of the super popular drop-in improv classes running every Monday and Friday. Then take in a show in the evening to keep the good times rolling!

51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way) | SecondCity.com

7. Up Your Snack Game With High Tea at the Royal York

If you want to treat your sweetie to a sophisticated rendezvous, take them to a tea time they won’t soon forget at the luxurious Fairmont Royal York. Savour hand-crafted pastries and dainty sandwiches in the Library Bar, then take a stroll through the lush rooftop herb garden afterwards.

100 Front Street West | Fairmont.com/RoyalYork

Sail in Lake Ontario

8. Have an On-the-Water Adventure With Gone Sailing

If you’d rather be on the water right now, then put on your sailor’s cap and take your first mate on a nautical date with Gone Sailing Adventures. Feel the wind in your hair and soak up the Toronto skyline, then take a dip together in the fresh waters south of the Toronto Islands.

415 Queens Quay West | GoneSailingAdventures.com

9. Brush Up Your Romance at an Art Battle

Competitive painting – it’s a thing! If you and your muse are skilled with a paintbrush, try your hand at Toronto’s very own Art Battle. Compete in three rounds of twenty-minute painting sessions, or just watch all the excitement as an audience member, for a date night that combines art, friendly competition and cocktails. The next Art Battle takes place on April 26, 2016 at the Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West.)

Various Locations | ArtBattle.com

10. Go Back in Time at the Distillery Historic District

For the perfect walking date, take a stroll through TO’s pedestrian-only village, the Distillery Historic District. Wind your way hand-in-hand along cobblestone laneways lined with chic design shops, art galleries and designer boutiques. Then soak up the spirit of times gone by at one of the many cafes and restaurants that occupy the charming Victorian-era distillery buildings.

9 Trinity Street | TheDistilleryDistrict.com

Want more date ideas? From salsa dancing and karaoke to an evening of symphonies and art galleries there’s a perfect date night waiting for every pair of lovebirds in Toronto.

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