If you’re looking for something a little different to do, Toronto offers plenty of choices 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 and consider some of these unique date ideas.
For a change from the tired 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 some live music, or continue your night at one of King West’s many lively bars and pubs.
Location: 461 King Street West
Hours: Open Daily: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
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!
Location: 301 Front Street West
Hours: Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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.
Location: 75 Westmore Drive
Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday and Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For a foodie’s dream date, bring your honey to the St. Lawrence Market and graze your way through its charming bakeries, cheese shops, butchers and artisans while soaking up the charm of this iconic 200-year-old Victorian marketplace.
Location: 92-95 Front Street East
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday: 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
Location: 2007 Winston Park Drive, Oakville
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: (289) 795-4000
Be hands on-while you laugh your socks off by participating in one of The Second City’s 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!
Location: 51 Mercer Street
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.
Location: 100 Front Street West
Hours: High Tea hours on Saturday and Sunday seating’s at 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
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 bracing waters south of the Toronto Islands.
Location: 415 Queens Quay West
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 cocktail.
Location: Various locations throughout the city
For the perfect walking date, take a stroll through, the The Distillery Historic District. Wind your way together 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.
Location: 9 Trinity Street
From exciting theme parks and incredible zoos to spectacular gardens and attractions Toronto has so much to offer no matter what time of year you decide to visit.
Watch more Toronto videos on our YouTube channel.
See it. Snap it. Share it. In every neighbourhood, around every corner, through every door
there's something that begs to be discovered in Toronto.
See it. Snap it. Share it. In every neighbourhood, around every corner, through every door there's something that begs to be discovered in Toronto.#OPENYOURCURIOSITY
More Insights & Ideas from Locals