Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is one of the most diverse cities in Canada. It is characterized by rows of high-rise buildings and modern facilities, balanced with wide green spaces and quaint little corners filled with art. Whatever time of the year you come here, you will never run out of amazing activities that later will become cherished memories. Plan the perfect trip by pairing these romantic activities with the best hotels in Toronto for couples.
Let the city lights charm you and the skyscrapers make you feel like anything is possible. Here are some of the most romantic things you can do when in Toronto!
CityPASS allows you to save money on multiple top attractions which are carefully hand-picked so that you’re not missing out on the city’s best sights (like the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada). The pass gives you entrance to five attractions and allows you to skip ticket lines too. Purchase CityPASS to save 36% on admission pp - so you not only save time but money too.
1. Relax at a rooftop lounge
Address: 550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4, Canada Price: Access to rooftop lounge is free. Opening Hours: 5pm - 2am (Wednesday - Friday), 8pm - 2am (Saturday), applicable during fall and winter. Website: Thompson Toronto
The Roof Lounge @ Park Hyatt Toronto
Address: 4 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2E8, Canada Price: Access to rooftop lounge is free. Opening Hours: 3pm - 1am (Sunday and Monday), 12pm - 1am (Tuesday - Saturday) Website: The Roof Lounge
2. Sing your heart out
Address: Bloor Street West & Christie Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1L5, Canada Price: Depends on which karaoke bar you visit. Opening Hours: Depends on which karaoke bar you visit. Website: Koreatown
3. Walk amidst blooming flowers
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Address: Bloor Street West & Christie Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1L5, Canada Price: Free-of-charge Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm (Monday - Sunday) Website: Koreatown
Toronto Botanical Garden
Address: 777 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2, Canada Price: Free-of-charge Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Monday - Friday), 10am - 5pm (Saturday - Sunday) Website: Toronto Botanical Garden
4. Treat your loved one to a theater show
Theatre Passe Muraille
Address: 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2P3, Canada Price: Depends on the production. Opening Hours: 3pm - 7.30pm (Wednesday - Friday), 12pm - 7.30pm (Saturday), 12pm - 2.30pm (Sunday) - Box office hours. Website: Theatre Passe Muraille
Address: 125 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 2R2, Canada Price: Depends on when you visit. Opening Hours: 12pm - 8pm (Tuesday - Friday), 4pm - 8pm (Saturday), 12pm - 4pm (Sunday), closed on Mondays - Box office hours Website: Factory Theater
5. Take time to watch the stars
University of Toronto AstroTours
Address: 60 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8, Canada Price: Free-of-charge Opening Hours: 8.10pm - 10.10pm (October – April), 9.10pm - 11.10pm (May – September) - only takes place once a month, check website for specific dates. Website: University of Toronto AstroTours
6. Play boardgames
Update December 2016: Castle Board Games is now closed.
Snakes and Lattes
Address: 600 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON M6G 1K4 (Snakes and Lattes Annex), 489 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5 (Snakes and Lattes College) Price: from 5 USD Opening Hours: Snakes and Lattes Annex - 11am - “late” (Monday - Sunday), Snakes and Lattes College - 8am - “late” (Monday - Friday), 10am - “late” (Saturday - Sunday) Website: Snakes and Lattes
Continue bonding over food with this list of the best places to eat in Toronto.
Toronto Urban Adventure’s When Pigs Fry
Address: Outside the Hockey Hall of Fame (meeting point)
Price: from 57 USD
Opening Hours: 2pm - 5pm
Website: Toronto Urban Adventure’s When Pigs Fry
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8. Visit the cute pandas at Toronto Zoo (from 18 USD (General, ages 13 - 64), 14 USD (Seniors, ages 65 and up), 11 USD (Child, ages 3 - 12), free-of-charge (Child, ages 2 and younger))
The zoo is always a fun choice for a date if you want to feel like kids again! Opened in 1974, Toronto Zoo spans 287 hectares (710 acres) and currently takes care of approximately 5,000 animals. The zoo has seven parts, representing different geographic regions. Of course, the highlight of the zoo is its cute and cuddly pandas, Jia Panpan, the male panda, and Jia Yueyue, the female panda. They can be visited from 9 am to 5:30 pm daily. Other things you will see at the zoo include the Waterside Theater and Splash Island.
Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada Price: from 18 USD (General, ages 13 - 64), 14 USD (Seniors, ages 65 and up), 11 USD (Child, ages 3 - 12), free-of-charge (Child, ages 2 and younger) Opening Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm (as of winter) Website: Toronto Zoo
If you are planning on checking out the attractions in Toronto, why not get a CityPASS. Valid for nine consecutive days, the pass lets you skip the ticket lines and grants you free admission to Toronto’s premiere attractions. Note that you have to choose between the Toronto Zoo and the Ontario Science Center .
Price: From 74.83 USD
9. Go on a dinner cruise
Mariposa Cruises’ Dinner Cruise
Address: 207 Queen’s Quay West, Box 101, Suite 425, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 1A7 Price: from 57 USD (Adults), 51 USD (Seniors), 31 USD (Children, ages 4-12) Opening Hours: 6.30pm - 10pm (Spring - Fall), 7/7.30pm - 11pm (Winter) Website: Mariposa Cruises’ Dinner Cruise
Toronto Cruises’ Dinner Cruise
Address: 539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 2Z3 Price: from 23 USD Opening Hours: Contact the captain for a timing Website: Toronto Cruises’ Dinner Cruise
10. Spend a day at a theme park
Address: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6, Canada Price: from 54 USD (Adults), 33 USD (Children under age 3 and Seniors ages 60 and up) Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm (Only opens from April - November) Website: Canada’s Wonderland
11. Experience ice skating together
Address: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Price: Access to rink is free-of-charge, but skate rentals is from 8 USD. Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm (Sunday - Thursday), 10am - 11pm (Friday - Saturday) Website: Natrel Rink
12. Climb up the CN Tower
Address: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada Price: from 27 USD (Adults, ages 13- 64), 23 USD (Seniors, ages 65 and up), 19 USD (Children, ages 4 - 12) Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm, closed on Christmas Day Website: CN Tower
13. Explore Little Italy
Address: 622 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B6, Canada Price: Depends on what you’re buying. Opening Hours: Depends on the stores/places you’re visiting Website: Little Italy
14. Devour artisanal chocolates
Address: 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto (Distillery District), 443 King Street West, Toronto (King St. West) Price: from 5 USD Opening Hours: Distillery District - 10am - 8pm (Monday - Wednesday), 10am - 9pm (Thursday - Saturday), 11am - 7pm (Sunday) ; King St. West - 9am - 8pm (Monday - Thursday), 9am - 9pm (Friday), 12pm - 9pm (Saturday), 12pm - 6pm (Sunday) Website: SOMA Chocolatemaker
15. Feel like a king and queen at Casa Loma Castle
Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8, Canada Price: from 19 USD (Adults, ages 18 - 59), 15 USD (Youths, ages 14 - 17, and Seniors, ages 60 and up), 12 USD (Children, ages 4 -13), free-of-charge (Children, ages 3 and under) Opening Hours: 9.30am - 5pm (last admission, 4.30pm), closed on Christmas Day. Website: Casa Loma
Kensington Market is located in downtown Toronto. It doesn’t much sound like a great place for a date, but it actually has some nice shops and record stores that music-lovers and vintage collectors will surely love. You can also go on a short walk at the Bellevue Square located at the heart of the Kensington neighborhood. It has a playground and a wading pool, as well as a drinking fountain. During the late spring and summer, Kensington becomes even more lively with the festivals held in this part of the city, including the Winter Solstice Festival and the Pedestrian Sundays Festival.
Address: Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2, Canada Price: Depends on the stores you’re visiting Opening Hours: Open 24 hours, closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Website: Kensington Market
If you are looking to learn more about the market with your significant other, why not join a small-group tour?
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Price: From 29.93 USD
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
17. Go swimming at Toronto Island Park
Toronto Island Park
Address: Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2, Canada Price: Ferry prices - from 6 USD, 4 USD (Students, ages 15 - 19 and Seniors, ages 65+, with proof of age), 3 USD (Juniors, ages 2 - 14), free-of-charge (Infants, under 2 years) Opening Hours: Seasonal, open from May - September, but closed during the winter months. Website: Toronto Island Park
18. Visit an art gallery (from 15 USD (Adults), 12 USD (Seniors, ages 65 and up), 9 USD (Students, full-time students with valid student ID and Youths, ages 6 - 17), free-of-charge (Children, ages 5 and under))
Art Gallery of Ontario
Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada Price: from 15 USD (Adults), 12 USD (Seniors, ages 65 and up), 9 USD (Students, full-time students with valid student ID and Youths, ages 6 - 17), free-of-charge (Children, ages 5 and under) Opening Hours: 10.30am - 5pm (Tuesday & Thursday), 10.30am - 9pm (Wednesday & Friday), 10.30am - 5.30pm (Saturday & Sunday), closed on Mondays. Website: Art Gallery of Ontario
Royal Ontario Museum
Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada Price: from 13 USD (Adult), 11 USD (Child, ages 4 - 14), 12 USD (Students, ages 15 - 25 and Seniors, ages 65 and up), free-of-charge (Infants, ages 0 - 3) Opening Hours: 10am - 5.30pm, closed on Christmas Day. Website: Royal Ontario Museum Book your ticket here
19. Hangout with sharks and fish
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Address: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada Price: from 24 USD (Adult), 16 USD (Youths, ages 6 - 13 and Seniors, ages 65 and up), 8 USD (Child, ages 3 - 5) Opening Hours: 9am - 11pm Website: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
20. Enjoy a ballet performance
National Ballet of Canada
Address: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4G1 Price: Depends on where you’re planning on seating. Opening Hours: 11am - 6pm (Sunday & Monday), 11am - 7.30pm (Tuesday - Saturday) Website: National Ballet of Canada
21. A nature lover’s galore!
Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada Price: Free-of-charge Opening Hours: Open 24 hours Website: High Park
If you or your significant other is a die-hard Potterhead, this Harry Potter inspired bar is undoubtedly a place you should visit! When you enter the bar, you’ll see some subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the Harry Potter world. The store logo is a reference to Harry’s patronus and hanging from the wall is a neon sign that says ‘All was well,’ the last line of the books. Even on the menu, there are some subtle hints to the Harry Potter world, like drinks named The Shacklebolt and The Gin Weasley. So for a cool and geeky night out on the town, The Lockhart may be an ideal bar to visit!
Address: 1479 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON, Canada Price: from 7 USD Opening Hours: Tues to Sun 5pm - 2am/late (bar hours), Sat to Sun 10:30am - 230pm (weekend brunch) Website: The Lockhart
23. Immerse yourself in sports
The Air Canada Centre
Address: 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2X2, Canada Price: Depends on the event Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm (Ticket Office) Website: The Air Canada Centre
Address: 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1, Canada Price: Depends on the event Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am. - 7pm // Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm (Box Office) Website: Rogers Centre
Hockey Hall of Fame
Address: 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8, Canada Price: from 14 USD (General), 9 USD (Youths aged 4-13), 11 USD (Seniors 65+), free-of-charge (Children under 3) Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm // Saturday, 9.30am - 6pm // Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm (Closed on Christmas and Induction Day) - For Winter/Spring/Fall. Website: Hockey Hall of Fame
24. Get spooked on The Haunted Walk (from 15 USD (Adults), 12 USD (Youths aged 10-14), free-of-charge with accompanying adult (Children under 10))
The Haunted Walk of Toronto
Address: 30 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada Price: from 15 USD (Adults), 12 USD (Youths aged 10-14), free-of-charge with accompanying adult (Children under 10) Opening Hours: Depends on the tour you take. Website: The Haunted Walk of Toronto
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25. Challenge your date to a game of ping pongIf you and your partner fancy going to bars, but want to miss out on the crowded and typical ones, how about heading over to this bar, with a spin! SPin is one of Toronto’s ping pong bars and is sure to please you and your date. You can have a drink at the bar, or you could book a table and challenge your partner to a fun and competitive ping pong match. You don’t need any experience to play at the tables, just hit the balls and go wild! If you are turning it into a competition, the loser has to treat the winner to a drink or some food at the bar maybe?
Address: 461 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4, Canada Price: from 17 USD/hour, 9 USD/half-hour (General Public Reservation Rates) // from 27 USD/hour, 14 USD/half-hour (Walk-in rates after 5pm) Opening Hours: 12pm - 1am (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday) // 12pm - 2am (Thursday - Saturday) Website: SPiN Toronto
Mini golf is a classic and cute date destination, so your significant other would definitely have a fun time. However, Putting Edge puts a spin on the classic date destination and pushes it over the edge! The main draw to Putting Edge is that it’s a glow-in-the-dark mini-golf spot! It offers you a spectacular and colourful sight, and it’s definitely an enjoyable activity. Get close to your loved one, hold onto their hands, and help them practice their swing. Giving you a chance to get close and personal with them.
Putting Edge in Toronto
Address: 9625 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 5T2 (Richmond Hill) | 60 Interchange Way, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 9S2 (Vaughan) Price: from 8 USD (Aged 13 and over), 7 USD (Aged 12 and under) Opening Hours: Depends on the location Website: SPiN Toronto
27. Explore The Distillery Historic District
The Distillery Historic District
Address: 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada Price: Depends on where you shop or eat. From 5 USD (Toronto Christmas Market) Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm (Monday - Sunday) Website: The Distillery Historic District
28. Hike through the Scarborough Bluffs
Address: 61 Under Cliff Dr, Scarborough, ON M1N 3Z5, Canada Price: Free-of-charge Opening Hours: 9am - 8pm (Monday - Sunday) Website: Scarborough Bluffs
29. Explore different cuisines in Chinatown and Greektown
Address: 1675 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 5P2, Canada Price: Depends on what you do. Opening Hours: Depends on the stores. Website: Greektown Toronto
Address: Spadina and Dundas | (From Queen to College and east and west of Spadina), Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E9, Canada Price: Depends on what you do. Opening Hours: 10am - 7pm (Monday - Friday), 10am - 6pm (Saturday - Sunday) Website: Toronto Chinatown
30. Have an old-fashioned date at a drive-in theatreDrive-in theatres seem to be such an ancient relic, but it’s often looked through rose-tinted glasses and is seen as such a romantic activity. So, if that sounds like an adorable date idea to you, the next thing you have to think about is, where can you go? Especially since in this day and age, it’s hard to find a great drive-in theatre. However, if you’re ever in Toronto from May to September, The Docks Drive-In Theatre has your back and will ensure that you’ll have an amazing and relatively inexpensive date. Secluded in your own car, share a blanket and snuggle up with your date while watching a great movie. Even better, you can sneak your own snacks in and save your money instead of spending it on the concession stand.
The Docks Drive-In Theatre
Address: 176 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4, Canada Price: from 12 USD (Adults), 4 USD (Children 12 and under) - Friday & Saturday // from 19 USD (Carload) - Sunday Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm (Friday - Sunday), from May - September Website: The Docks Drive-In Theatre
A romantic vacation in Toronto
Whether it’s in the middle of winter or during the height of summer, Toronto will always be a great destination for a couple’s vacation. With plenty of romantic things to do, it is a city filled with infinite possibilities, including opportunities to let love bloom all over again!
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