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.
1. See the city from new heights
For an adventure you and your date won’t soon forget, book a sky-high tour of the city with Toronto Heli Tours. You’ll experience the city like never before and will definitely leave feeling like you are on cloud nine.
2. Test your nerve with Toronto’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!
3. Enjoy a staycation
You don’t need to go far to take your special someone on vacation. Indulge in a staycation package at one of Toronto’s luxury hotels. Need some inspiration? Check out our guide to planning the perfect Toronto staycation.
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, butchers and artisans while soaking up the charm of this iconic 200-year-old Victorian marketplace.
5. Get your skate on at Retro Rolla
Bring out your best neon legwarmers and take your sweetheart for a totally '80s date at Retro Rolla. The latest date night pop-up under The Bentway, Retro Rolla offers outdoor roller skate rentals and protective gear—whoever falls first gets the first round of drinks?
6. Live like a royal at Casa Loma
Live out your royal fantasies at Casa Loma. Whether you’re dining at the Gardens or the award-winning Blueblood’s Steakhouse, your date is sure to be enthralled with the magic of North America’s only castle. Be sure to take a romantic stroll through the gardens after your meal.
7. 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 bracing waters south of the Toronto Islands.
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8. Plan the perfect picnic
When the sun is shining, a summer picnic in Toronto has to be one of the best outdoor activities in the city. Support local and plan your own picnic, then surprise your date at one of Toronto's top picnic spots.
9. Canada’s Wonderland
Thrill-seekers look no further—Canada’s Wonderland is open and is the perfect place to get your heart pumping with your date. After all, nothing bonds two people like carnival games, world-class rollercoasters and drool-worthy funnel cakes.
10. Go back in time at the Distillery Historic District
For the perfect walking date, take a stroll through 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 cafés and restaurants that occupy the charming Victorian-era distillery buildings.