14 Best Things To Do In Toronto At Night - Updated 2021

things to do in toronto at night
Matthew
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Toronto, Ontario is one of the top destinations in all of Canada and has plenty to see and do for people of all ages. Well-known tourist stops such as the CN Tower and the Hockey Hall of Fame have been go-to favorites for decades. But what happens when the sun goes down and most of the top spots close for the day? Or what if you’re not in the city with the children and are just looking to have a great weekend as adults? Don’t worry! There are plenty of exciting things to do in Toronto at night, as well.

Just be sure to check out the themed hotels and Airbnb vacation rentals in Toronto for your accommodation needs.

1. Take a sunset canoe tour on the Toronto Islands (from USD 24.0)

There is nothing better than watching the alluring sunset while enjoying the tranquil waters when you travel. This canoe tour offers stunning views and important information about the history of the islands. Give yourself time to sit back and relax while you admire the sounds of nature. Through this tour, you will also get to see Toronto Harbour and view the magnificent city skyline. The last stop is where you will witness the sunset over the astonishing view of lagoons and some small islands. You are definitely in for a memorable trip!

Sunset Canoe Tour on the Toronto Islands

Duration: 1 hour

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2. Experience R&B on a pirate ship (from USD 40.0)

See the up-and-coming R&B artists of Toronto perform on a pirate ship. This is a unique experience that lets the audience appreciate soulful music. Whether you are traveling alone or with some of your friends, this activity is sure to be a memorable one. The boat is also decorated with some lights that are definitely appropriate for the mood, and the view of the Toronto skyline is enough to enhance this magical experience.

R&B Concert on a Pirate Ship

Duration: 1 hour

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3. Enjoy a night out by learning to dance (from USD 80.0)

Whether you are traveling alone or with your partner, learning to dance is an interesting activity. If you have always wanted to try Latin dances such as salsa, bachata, and kizomba, then you’ll definitely want to grab this opportunity. Dance lessons will be held at a private dance studio for a more comfortable experience. After the lesson, students will have the opportunity to go to one of Toronto’s top Latin dance clubs to practice the dances. This is one excitingly interactive activity you wouldn’t want to miss and a great option if you don’t know what to do in Toronto at night.

Learn Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba in Toronto

Duration: 2 hours

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4. Feel like a mixologist with this fun mixology class (from USD 59.0)

Have you always been interested to know how your favorite cocktails are made? Attend this mixology class to find out! An expert mixologist will show you the process of mixing three cocktails of your choice. Everything else will be provided, so all you have to do is sit back and pay attention. You will even get to hear the history of the cocktails you will be making so you can really savor and enjoy each one. Learn different techniques to make the best-tasting cocktails and understand what’s really behind your favorite drinks and bars.

Private mixology lesson with an expert

Duration: 1.5 hours

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5. Prove you're the best gamer at Good Game Bar

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Are you the type of person that just can’t get enough of gaming? Does your mom always tell you to get out of the house and go talk to people in person? Well, teach her a lesson and head down to the Good Game Bar, where you can enjoy a full bar while surrounded by other gamers. Challenge your new friends to a game to prove exactly how elite you are and that all of the hours you’ve spent gaming haven’t been for nothing. At Good Game Bar you can play video games until the morning hours and not get any gruff about it.

Good Game Bar

Address: 2097 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2A4

Website: Good Game Bar

6. Experience the supernatural at the Old Finch Bridge

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There is an urban legend that a young girl was murdered on her birthday at the Old Finch Bridge. According to the legend, if you sing ‘Happy Birthday’ on the bridge at night, you may be able to hear the girl screaming from all over the area. There is another myth of a school bus crash that killed many of the students on board. Supposedly, if you park your car near the bridge and turn off the engine, it will be pushed away by the ghosts of the victims, and you may even notice hand prints on your car. While the Old Finch Bridge is a little ways outside of the city, the experience will be well worth the drive.

Old Finch Bridge

Address: Old Finch Ave, Scarborough, ON

7. Have a romantic evening at the Scarborough Bluffs

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These breathtaking bluffs stretch about 15 km (9.3 miles) along the shore of Lake Ontario and make for a beautiful and romantic evening under the stars, where you’ll be secluded from the rest of the busy city and, therefore, able to enjoy the scenery in silence. The Scarborough Bluffs include trails that take you through the abundant trees, beaches for swimming and fishing, gardens with many different kinds of flowers, and sports and recreation facilities.

Scarborough Bluffs

Address: 61 Under Cliff Dr, Scarborough, ON M1N 3Z5

Website: Scarborough Bluffs

8. See the art from the street at the Stantec Window Gallery

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The Stantec Window Gallery is an art gallery with many of their art pieces created by local artists. It is open to the public during the day but the building is created so that many of the works are visible from the outside to the general public. And while you’re there, consider whether Stantec Window Gallery is a good place for you to display your own pieces of art, as they accept new works every year.

Stantec Window Gallery

Address: 401 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E7

Website: Stantec Window Gallery

9. Play volleyball any time of year at 'Rock the Sandbox' at Northbeach Volleyball

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Northbeach Volleyball is an indoor sand volleyball court and is open during the day, but at night you can participate in the ‘Rock The Sandbox.’ It’s a great opportunity for players who are looking to get some late night drop-in games. The owners of Northbeach Volleyball realized that it’s hard to get enough people together at the same time to get a good game of volleyball going. That’s why they decided to stay open late, to allow everybody to have the opportunity to participate. And if you’re more of a die-hard player, then you can sign up to be in one of their many leagues. Rock the Sandbox is a great way to get some exercise while releasing some stress that you experience in your everyday life.

'Rock the Sandbox' at Northbeach Volleyball

Address: 74 Railside Rd, Toronto, ON M3A 1A3

Website: Northbeach Volleyball

10. Sleep with the fishes at Ripley's Aquarium

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Everybody knows that Ripley’s Aquarium is open to the public during the day, but did you know that they also hold sleepovers for children and adults, that are full of fun and educational activities? This is great for parents that want their child to have an unforgettable birthday, or for parties that are going to have a few too many kids for your house. Also, it’s a creative location for a sweet sixteen party. The night includes snacks and breakfast, so the only thing you need to bring is yourself.

Ripley's Aquarium

Address: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

Website: Ripley’s Aquarium

11. Watch a movie from your own car and hit some golf balls at the Docks Drive-In

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If it’s Friday night in Toronto, so why not catch a movie? Open year-round, the Docks Drive-In is a great place to take in a movie the old fashioned way, from the comfort of your own car. The clean and comfortable site contains two screens and has the hottest movies every weekend. Plus, if that wasn’t enough, the Docks contains a golf driving range and mini-golf course for the kids, so you can spend the day hitting golf balls and the night watching a movie. Why spend the day stressing about where to park around the big city when you can spend the entire day at the same place and have just as much fun?!

The Docks Drive-In

Address: 176 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

Website: The Docks Drive-In

12. Dine under the stars at 7 West Cafe

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There are lots of restaurants in Toronto, but if you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two or a fun night out with friends, 7 West Cafe will be a great stop. Open 24 hours a day, the interior is beautifully decorated to create a vibrant but relaxing dining experience. And at night, you can go on the roof and enjoy a romantic evening under the stars with one of their signature cocktails. 7 West Cafe has won numerous awards throughout the years, including Best First Date, Best After Hours Hangout, Most Memorable Meal, Best Cafe, and many more, so it goes without saying that this is the best place to eat with friends and also great for couples who want to enjoy a night together.

7 West Cafe

Address: 7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y 1R4

Website: 7 West Cafe

13. Bring your stash to Vapor Central

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The perfect place for ‘green’ people, Vapor Central is the ideal stop to bring your own stash and ‘chill out’ with some other cool people. This hop location also provides live music and a great comedy show that will, even if it’s not so great, always be funny. Vapor Central is the best place to stop any night and be able to be yourself without being judged.

Vapor Central

Address: 667 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

Website: Vapor Central

14. Show off those mad singing skills at Bar+

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Are you and your friends the type of people that always turn up the radio when Bohemian Rhapsody comes on and you just can’t help but scream along? Then Bar+ is the perfect place for you to demonstrate those skills while checking out the nightlife in Toronto. This modern bar doubles as the ideal karaoke bar because of the large variety of different drinks that are available to give you the courage to get up in front of all of those strangers and not care how bad your rendition of Livin’ On A Prayer actually sounds. Bar+ is available for private events and for walk-ins, so there’s not worries about not making it in. With thousands of songs to choose from, everybody will find their favourite at Bar+.

Bar+

Address: 360 Yonge St #2, Toronto, ON M5B 1S5

Website: Bar+

Toronto comes to life at night

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Sure, there are plenty of fun things to do in Toronto during the day, such as taking architecture tours or shopping, but set aside a night to experience all that it has to offer after the sun goes down. Downtown Toronto’s nightlife is bustling, with many great bars, go-to tourist attractions, and other hip establishments. You’ll definitely find plenty of fun things to do in Toronto at night. Don’t forget to check out vacation rentals and hotels in downtown Toronto for your accommodation needs.

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Matthew Klatzke is a 30 year old American from Michigan residing in Canada where him and his wife are expecting a baby. Following his passion of writing, Matthew has begun a rewarding career in the...Read more

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