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30 Romantic Things To Do In Toronto You Never Knew Existed - Updated 2020

30 Romantic Things To Do In Toronto You Never Knew Existed
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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

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 - so you not only save time but money too.

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1. Relax at a rooftop lounge

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Taking your loved one to a posh hotel is not entirely a new thing, but if it means both of you can enjoy impressive views of the whole city and a couple of good drinks, why not? There are some great rooftop lounges in Toronto, offering a 360-degree view of the bustling metropolis. There’s Thompson Hotel’s rooftop lounge, for instance, where you can try out their signature mojitos and curl up on their plush benches. Meanwhile, at the Park Hyatt Hotel, the patios are heated and equipped with fireplaces to keep lovers warm even during cold nights.

Thompson Toronto

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

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2. Sing your heart out

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For a fun night out, you can go to Toronto’s Koreatown, a neighborhood filled with a great selection of karaoke bars. Is there anything more romantic than your partner dedicating a love song to you? You can even do a duet and sing your theme song! Most karaoke bars in Koreatown have private rooms and full bar services, but if you wish to proclaim your love by singing a song in front of a crowd, you can also definitely do that here.

Koreatown

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

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3. Walk amidst blooming flowers

How about a walk in the midst of Toronto’s blooms? You don’t have to go out of the city to enjoy nature together! There’s the Allan Gardens Conservatory, one of the oldest parks in Toronto, which features a greenhouse and a playground. There’s also a koi pond and a wall of orchids that would make for a perfect background for your couple’s photos. Another option is the Toronto Botanical Garden, formerly known as the Toronto Civic Garden Center. It has a total of 17 themed gardens where you will find all sorts of perennials, native trees, and shrubs.

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

If your date loves theater and music, you can catch a show in one of Toronto’s most popular playhouses. First, there’s the Theater Passe Muraille, an alternative theater that was founded in 1968. Its building was once used as a bakery and was renovated several times before it was recognized by the Toronto Historical Board as a historic building in 1977. Another option is the Factory Theater, founded in 1970. It was the first theater to make itself exclusively available for Canadian plays.

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

Factory Theater

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

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5. Take time to watch the stars

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Here’s another romantic nighttime activity you can enjoy with your loved one: stargazing! Every first Thursday of the month, the University of Toronto’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics conducts a free “astro tour” for the public. If the weather is in your favor, you will see the beauty of the night sky through the telescopes. In case you come on a cloudy night, there’s no need to worry because you will still have a virtual sky tour at the dome. If you want to see the planetarium, register beforehand because it can only fit a maximum of 20 people.

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

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Looking for a fresh date idea? Go and play a friendly game or two with your special someone in one of Toronto’s most popular board game cafes. There’s the Snakes and Lattes for example, where you can choose from over 2,500 board games ranging from Battleship to Cards Against Humanity. They have espressos and beers, as well as reasonably priced snacks. Another option is Castle Board Games, a cozy cafe where over 500 board games are available for guests’ use. They also offer delicious desserts like cookies, red velvet cake, and belgian waffles.

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

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7. Join a "bacon tour" (from USD 75.0)

Instead of eating in one restaurant, why not take your loved one on a full culinary adventure? Join Toronto Urban Adventure’s bacon tour that showcases the different kinds of bacon you will find in the so-called Hogtown. Get to taste strip bacon, pulled pork, and peameal bacon, all while learning about Toronto’s history! The first of its kind in the city, the tour is limited to 12 participants per session. There will also be a local tour guide who will accompany you throughout the food adventure.

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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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The Pork and Bacon Walking Food Tour of Toronto's Hogtown Hist

Duration: 3 hours

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8. Visit the cute pandas at Toronto Zoo (From 74.83 USD)

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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.

Toronto Zoo

Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada 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 .

Toronto CityPASS

Price: From 74.83 USD

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9. Go on a dinner cruise

Toronto Cruises’ Dinner Cruise
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Ditch the typical restaurant dinner and go somewhere new for a nice evening meal. How about a dinner cruise at the Lakeshore? Several cruise companies in Toronto offer nighttime cruises with a meal for two. An example is Mariposa Cruises, where you can enjoy a three-hour cruise and a buffet-style dinner. Their cruise ships have a disc jockey on board, as well as a cocktail bar. You could also opt for Toronto Cruises, which serves a barbecue dinner while you take in the beautiful views of the sunset as you drift from the harbor to Lake Ontario.

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

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10. Spend a day at a theme park

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Canada’s Wonderland, the country’s most popular amusement park, offers entertainment for couples of all ages. Open daily from May to September and on weekends during April, October and November, it features a total of 16 rollercoasters, lots of midway games, and a waterpark called Splash Works. The park’s entry is called International Street, filled with souvenir shops, clothing stores, and restaurants. Tip: if you’re coming on Canada Day or over the Labor Day weekend, the park is one of the best places in the city to witness fireworks displays. They also celebrate other events here such as Oktoberfest and the Bacon Festival.

Canada’s Wonderland

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

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Even during wintertime, Toronto doesn’t run out of romantic activities for couples. If you would like to try ice skating together, go to the Harbourfront Natrel Rink, which has been known as the city’s most beautiful rink for over 30 years. You can use it for free, and there are also other amenities like the indoor change rooms, lockers, and washrooms. You can bring your own skates if you have them, but if you don’t, skate rental is available for 8 USD. In case you get hungry, there’s a rinkside restaurant offering hot food and drinks.

Natrel Rink

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

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12. Climb up the CN Tower

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Make your Toronto trip extra exciting by climbing up the CN Tower, the tallest tower in Canada and one of the tallest towers in the whole world. Standing at 553.33 meters (1,815.4 feet), this observation and communications tower attracts approximately two million visitors each year. It has a LookOut Level located at 346 meters (1,136 feet), as well as a Sky Terrace just a few meters below. If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can even try the EdgeWalk. The highest point of the tower where visitors are allowed is the SkyPod at 447 meters (1,465 feet).

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 (from USD 138.0)

Since Toronto is an ethnically diverse city, you can experience a bit of other countries’ cultures when you come here. Aside from Koreatown, the city also has Little Italy, a community filled with Italian themed-restaurants and cafes. One of the highlights of this neighborhood is the Italian Walk of Fame, where names of popular Italian-Canadians are carved on granite and brass stars placed on a sidewalk. Film buffs have another reason for visiting Little Italy: the Royal Repertory Cinema. In the morning, it is used as a movie editing facility, while during the night, it serves as a repertory cinema.

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

Small-Group Gourmet Dinner Tour of Toronto's Little Italy

Duration: 3 hours

9 reviews

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14. Devour artisanal chocolates (from USD 18.0)

Express your love through chocolates! Bring your loved one to the SOMA Chocolatemaker, located in the Distillery Historic District. They make the best artisanal chocolate from cacao / cocoa beans imported from Panama, Madagascar, and Costa Rica. You can tour the factory and learn about the whole process, as well as attend a chocolate-tasting session. You can even buy some of their products as a gift for your date, like homemade truffles and salted caramel hot chocolate.

SOMA Chocolatemaker

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

Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour

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15. Feel like a king and queen at Casa Loma Castle (from USD 113.17)

Casa Loma Castle, an 18th-century Gothic Revival-style fortress-turned-museum, has a total of 5 acres (2 hectares) of gardens, an underground tunnel, a wine cellar, and a stable. There are also various rooms that represent the royal life of the people who once lived here. Due to the castle’s impressive structure and views, it has become a popular filming site for local productions. Some of the films with scenes shot here include X-Men, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and The Pacifier. If you’re thinking of getting married in Canada, here’s some good news: the castle accommodates wedding ceremonies!

Casa Loma

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

Toronto: Luxury Small Group City Tour

Duration: 6 hour

7 reviews

16. Wander around Kensington Market (from USD 41.0)

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.

Kensington Market

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?

Toronto Kensington Market, Chinatown Small-Group Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours

10 reviews

17. Go swimming at Toronto Island Park (from USD 74.41)

Up for some outdoor adventures? Located south of downtown Toronto, you will find Toronto Island Park, the locals’ go-to place for relaxation and recreation. The park has beaches that offer different watersports facilities, as well as canoe and kayak rental. It also has marinas and a wide area of green fields that you can easily explore with a rented bike. Other park features include a lighthouse, a pier, a boardwalk, and a duck pond. The whole place is very lively from May to September. It is usually closed during the winter months.

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

Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Duration: 3.5 hour

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18. Visit an art gallery (from USD 19.0)

A visit to a museum or a gallery is one of the most common romantic date suggestions. However, if you’re in Toronto, art gallery dates can become pretty special if you attend their nighttime fetes. At the Art Gallery of Ontario, for example, they have an event called First Thursdays at the beginning of the month. A ticket gives guests an admission to see the art collections, as well as access to the entertainment provided by great musicians. The Royal Ontario Museum has a similar event called Friday Night Live, which also features good music and gourmet food.

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

Art Gallery of Ontario Admission

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

19. Hangout with sharks and fish (from 24 USD (Adult), 16 USD (Youths, ages 6 - 13 and Seniors, ages 65 and up), 8 USD (Child, ages 3 - 5))

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (32194025706)
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If you’re tired of the same old movie and dinner date, why not visit an aquarium for an alternative? By this we don’t just mean an ordinary aquarium, but Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada. Located southeast of the CN Tower, this place is home to 13,500 exotic marine animals and filled with 5.7 million liters (1.5 million gallons) of water. It is divided into nine parts representing different marine animal species. One of the most interesting sections of the aquarium is the walk-through tank that allows you to see the animals closely.

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

Toronto CityPASS

Price: From 74.83 USD

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20. Enjoy a ballet performance

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Whether you love the performing arts or you’re simply looking for an exciting show to watch together, you have many reasons to see at least one performance of the National Ballet of Canada. It is the country’s largest ballet troupe, and it was founded in 1951. One of their most notable ballet shows is Romeo and Juliet, based on William Shakespeare’s original play. Other performances to watch out for include, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Swan Lake.

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

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21. A nature lover’s galore! (from USD 205.0)

High Park is the perfect date spot for any couples who are nature lovers. It’s the largest public park that features a zoo, some hiking trails and diverse vegetation. Also, one-third of the park has been preserved to showcase an example of a rare local oak savannah ecosystem. The best time to actually visit the park is during spring, so you can bask in the presence of your partner while being surrounded by the falling cherry blossom petals. There’s also a free zoo where you can coo over the cute animals with your loved one.

High Park

Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada Price: Free-of-charge Opening Hours: Open 24 hours Website: High Park

14-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

Duration: 14 minutes

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22. Calling all muggles to this bar!

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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!

The Lockhart

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

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23. Immerse yourself in sports (from USD 15.0)

If you and your better half are sports fans, Toronto is a great city to visit. Toronto has a sports team in almost every major professional sport. For example, there’s the Toronto Blue Jays whose home is the Rogers Centre and the Toronto Raptors, whose home is at the Air Canada Centre. However, anyone who visits Toronto, must most definitely pay homage to the unofficial religion of Canada, hockey. The Toronto Maple Leafs, whose home is the Air Canada Centre, have the most ardent and loyal fans, and the home game tickets are hard to grab. So if you aren’t to get a pair of tickets to the game, how about heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame? It’s a large building with a goldmine of hockey paraphernalia and even the original Stanley Cup. So any sports fan would have an enjoyable date in Toronto.

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

Rogers 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

Hockey Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

Duration: 2 hours

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24. Get spooked on The Haunted Walk (from USD 21.0)

If you’re into great storytelling, historical information about some of the structures around Toronto, and don’t mind getting a tiny bit spooked, this walk is definitely for you! On this 90-minute walking tour, you’ll get to know the darker side of Toronto’s bustling city and visit the city’s most haunted places. The tour guides are engaging and wonderful storytellers, and you’ll feel immersed in all the stories, and you’re sure to get a shiver or more. It’s perfect for a date, as you can act as your partner’s knight in shining armour and hold onto them when they start feeling terrified.

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

Original Haunted Walk of Toronto

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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25. Challenge your date to a game of ping pong

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If 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?

SPiN Toronto

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

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26. Play a game of glow-in-the-dark mini golf

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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

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27. Explore The Distillery Historic District (from USD 18.0)

The Distillery Historic District is a wonderful place to visit all-year-round, with countless of eateries and plenty of shopping opportunities, it would be a great date location as you can just visit different places every time you’re in the area. However, one of the best times to visit the Distillery Historic District is definitely Christmas time! From November to December, the Toronto Christmas Market pops up in the area and is ranked as one of the top 10 Christmas markets in the world, so you know it has to be amazing. Bundle up in your winter clothing, grab a cup of mulled wine, hold onto your significant other and wander through the Christmas market. The vintage architecture helps add onto the vibe that you and your loved one are wandering through a street in Europe.

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

Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour

10 reviews

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28. Hike through the Scarborough Bluffs

Toronto - ON - Scarborough Bluffs
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Scarborough Bluffs may seem out of the way and not as enticing as the many different places-of-interest in the hustling and bustling Toronto, however, it sure is a hidden gem, and a perfect place to bring someone out on a date. The bluffs stretch on for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, providing with an amazing and panoramic view, making it a perfect place to stroll or hike. You can bring some food and have a cute, and romantic barbeque dinner. Or even take some time to stargaze by the water on the beach. Be sure to bring a blanket, and cuddle up to keep warm!

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

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29. Explore different cuisines in Chinatown and Greektown (from USD 77.0)

Toronto is truly a multicultural city, and that can be definitely seen by the different ethnic neighbourhoods. You have the always common Chinatown, and the rarer Greektown. If you’re ever craving a specific cuisine, or want to try some fusion food, the ethnic neighbourhoods are definitely the place to visit. Chinatown is bright and exciting, and to top it all off, you’ll get authentic dim-sum wherever you go! Greektown is a less common ethnic neighbourhood around the world, but in Toronto, it is a must-go neighbourhood. The area is brimming with many different eateries, and you can even take part in window shopping. And to top it all off, if you’re in Greektown during mid-August, you can stop by the Taste of the Danforth festival, where Greek culture is celebrated.

Greektown Toronto

Address: 1675 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 5P2, Canada Price: Depends on what you do. Opening Hours: Depends on the stores. Website: Greektown Toronto

Chinatown

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

3-Hour Old Chinatown Food Tour in Toronto

Duration: 3 hours

8 reviews

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30. Have an old-fashioned date at a drive-in theatre

Drive In Cinema
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Photo is only for illustrative purposes

Drive-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

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Where to stay in Toronto

Take Old Toronto, Fashion District, and Entertainment District as possible areas to base yourself in when in Toronto. Explore the hidden gems in every one of these neighborhoods for a memorable trip.

Old Toronto

Old Toronto is popular for its history and architecture. It’s great for first-time travelers to Toronto since it preserves old structures while still having a modern flair. There are several types of accommodations to check out, like spacious condos, boutique apartments, and five-star hotels. Take a few hours and see the picturesque Gooderham Building or stroll around St. Lawrence Market, right in the heart of Old Town.

Fashion District

Those who enjoy shopping or have a keen eye for fashion will appreciate staying in Toronto’s Fashion District. This historic area boasts a wide array of boutiques, fabric stores, and high-end fashion warehouses worth touring. This is a great place for families, groups of friends, and students to explore. There are different types of accommodations to consider, from five-star hotels to unique apartments - there’s definitely something for every type of traveler.

Entertainment District

This part of Toronto is for the nightcrawlers. Best known for its bustling nightlife, sports entertainments, and events centers, Entertainment District is definitely a tourist-friendly spot. Situate yourself close to many popular establishments and enjoy modern accommodations with upscale amenities. This neighborhood is home to the renowned Toronto International Film Festival that many creative filmmakers and movie buffs attend annually.

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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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