If you’re looking for something a little different to do on date night, 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.

A view of the Toronto skyline as seen from a helicopter
Impress your date with a helicopter tour of the city

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. 

EdgeWalk at the CN Tower with new safety measures
EdgeWalk at the CN Tower is not for the faint of heart!

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 

Even if you're living in Toronto, 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.

The Saint Lawrence Market in Toronto
An afternoon stroll through St. Lawrence Market is the perfect date idea

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. 

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5. Immerse yourself in art

Looking for a unique and romantic way to impress your date? From Immersive Van Gogh, Klimt or Monet, pick your favourite eccentric artist and surround yourself in their artwork at one of Toronto's immersive art experiences. Or, if you prefer your art a little more tangible, spend an evening roaming the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Bata Shoe Museum, or the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Need a conversation-starter while on your date? Why not try a good-old-fashioned game of Never Have I Ever—Toronto edition.

6. Explore a new neighbourhood

With over 140 diverse neighbourhoods to discover in Toronto, you can easily feel like you're in a different part of the world when you venture out of your neighbourhood. Pull up StrollTO, and use it as your guide to the must-sees of whichever enclave you choose to explore. Might we suggest Little India, Greektown, one of Toronto's Chinatowns, or Little Jamaica

7. Plan a drive-in date

Drive-in events are all the rage right now—especially for date night. Pack your favourite comfort food to go, bring some blankets, and cozy up for a drive-in movie. You'll get to spend some quality one-on-one time with your sweetheart, catch a flick and roll up in style. 

8. 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.

9. Build adrenaline at 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.

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