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.

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 

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. 

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.

Experience the thrills of Canada's Wonderland with your date

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.

Don't forget to snap a photo in front of the LOVE sign at the Distillery District

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.