Feel the love this Valentine's Day in Toronto. Grab your sweetie and prepare for a uniquely Toronto date night.
Luckily, date night in Toronto offers many experiences outside the typical 'dinner and a movie' outing. From spoiling your partner with an indulgent meal to swoon-worthy experiences just for you two, Valentine's Day in Toronto will have you and your sweetheart smitten.
And who says Valentine's Day has to be just for couples? Whether you're with friends or family or flying solo, the 6ix has so much to admire this time of year. So get ready to be lovestruck—here are the top restaurants, things to do and unique experiences to make Valentine's Day 2023 oh-so-sweet.
Valentine's Day dinner in Toronto
From meals created by award-winning chefs at MICHELIN-recognized and celebration-worthy restaurants, you and your love might find it hard to pick just one place to enjoy your Valentine's Day dinner in Toronto. Here are a few spots to consider spending your loved-up day.
Time to treat yourself to a mouth-watering meal. Canoe is a Toronto favourite with unbelievable views and inventive Canadian cuisine. This restaurant is the perfect romantic spot to kick off your night.
Prepare to be transported to Barcelona at Bar Raval. The interior decor and Bib Gourmand-awarded tapas will provide you and your sweetheart with an unforgettable dining experience.
Co-owned by Top Chef Canada winner Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station is sure to please your taste buds. Reserve your and your special someone's spots for the restaurant's Valentine's Day Tasting Menu for a memorable dinner.
Head over to TOCA on February 14th for a special three-course Italian dinner. The menu will feature seasonal selections, and for an additional cost, you can include a wine pairing. Enjoy the live Italian music during your meal.
Get excited for a four-course sharing menu with your loved one at REIGN. The set menu ends with a reanimation of a baked alaska for dessert, so it is sure to wow!
Things to do on Valentine's Day
Things to do on Valentine's Day in Toronto this year are plentiful. Amplify your date night with these fun experiences that you and your partner will surely enjoy.
Enjoy a winter workout
Choose to have a skating date with your partner. During winter months, ice skating rinks can be found throughout the city. This timeless (and free) activity provides a romantic atmosphere, perfect for couples looking to get outdoors.
You and your sweetheart can demonstrate your artistic abilities this Valentine's Day at Pinot's Palette. This paint and sip studio in Toronto is the perfect Valentine's date experience.
Be guided through a culinary experience
What's more romantic than eating a meal together? Cooking a meal together! This Valentine's Day, The Chef Upstairs will guide you through a several-course dinner with their Food Lover's: Valentine's Day Tasting Menu. Get your tickets while you can.
Dress up for afternoon tea
Get ready for an elegant afternoon at EPOCH. Romantic afternoon tea services are being held at the restaurant from February 11 to February 14. Make sure to book a reservation in advance to secure a time that works best for you and your sweetie. If you're interested in extending your visit, check out EPOCH's Valentine’s dinner.
Special experiences for Valentine's Day in Toronto
These Toronto 2023 experiences are not to be missed.
Laugh with your loved one
Choose to see a comedy show that is sure to provide you and your Valentine with a hilarious night. On February 11, take your date to the Best Damn Stand-Up Comedy Show: Valentine's Day Edition for a fun-filled night.
Recreate a meet-cute at the museum
If you want to have your Valentine's Day date night a few days early, head to the ROM. This year, enjoy ROM After Dark: Love Struck with performances, visual arts and distinctive food & drink.
Enjoy a candlelight concert
This multi-sensory concert provides an intimate space that you and your partner will love. While Candlelight Concerts have various shows with music from artists like The Beatles to Beyoncé, this Valentine's Day, check out the Candlelight: Valentine's Day Special ft. "Romeo and Juliet" and more at Paradise Theatre.
Get whisked away to a castle
Casa Loma is known for its history and architectural beauty, making this the perfect place for a romantic date night in Toronto. This year, enjoy a stroll around the grounds, have dinner at the BlueBlood Steakhouse and then experience live music with Twilight Symphony at the Castle.
The ultimate Valentine's Day gift?
If you are looking for a memorable gift for your special someone, the Toronto Zoo has a flippin' great option. Surprise your partner by adopting Matilda and Sparkles, an African penguin couple.
For individuals who are anti-Valentine's Day and are looking for a little gift for themselves, the Toronto Zoo also has the perfect thing. This year you can Name-a-Roach after an ex or someone else in your life bugging you.