Romance is in the air, and it’s time to plan out your Valentine’s Day date ideas in Toronto!
While you should be celebrating your loved ones everyday, Valentine’s Day is an excuse to do something a little more special.
Whether you’re spending it with your significant other, friends, family, or just yourself, there are plenty of fun things you can do in Toronto this Valentine’s Day.
Here are my top Valentine’s Day date ideas in Toronto!
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Valentine’s Day date ideas in Toronto
Have a romantic dinner at one of Toronto’s many fancy spots
I don’t get the chance to visit fancy restaurants in Toronto too often, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to go all out with a nice and romantic dinner.
You can never go wrong with steak and wine dinners at The Keg!
Canoe is a romantic little spot as well, but it’s severely overpriced for okay food, and it really is just worth going for the view.
If you’re open to celebrating Valentine’s Day a little earlier, Winterlicious gives you prix fixe menus at dozens of amazing restaurants across the city.
Go to the Toronto Light Festival
Valentine’s Day gives you the excuse to post all those cute and coupley Instagram photos.
Go all out with those kissy PDA pics, you lovers.
Wander around the Toronto Light Festival and explore the different light installations, and take some kissing photos in front of the “Love” sign or the giant heart!
LOCATION: Distillery District, Toronto, ON
Experience ROM After Dark
A romantic night at the museum, anyone?
The Royal Ontario Museum has ROM After Dark events every so often, where you can enjoy art, music, food, and drink with the dinosaurs (and your S/O, of course).
Otherwise, you can just snag tickets to the ROM and go on a cute date day for Valentine’s!
LOCATION: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
Check out art at the Art Gallery of Ontario
If a day date is more your thing, pay a visit to the AGO and take a look at some art.
There’s so much to see, and it’s such a cute place to take your S/O all year-round.
Admission is free for those 25 and under, and for everyone Wednesday evenings.
Otherwise, you can grab tickets to the AGO online!
LOCATION: 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON
Do a tasting tour around the St. Lawrence Market
Spend a whole morning (or afternoon, if you’re not morning people) sampling everything from cheeses, to wines, to mustards.
St. Lawrence Market is open everyday except for Sundays and Mondays, and it’s the perfect spot for a cute Valentine’s Day date.
You can either grab tickets to a guided group food tasting tour around St. Lawrence Market, or you can meander around and explore yourselves.
LOCATION: 95 Front St. East, Toronto, ON
Do an Italian cooking class at Eataly Toronto
If y’all love to cook and y’all love Italian food, try a cooking class at Eataly Toronto.
You can learn to make authentic handmade pasta, pizza, and even tiramisu.
Cooking classes at Eataly range from $60 to $110.
Afterwards, you can enjoy wine and oysters at Diana’s Seafood inside Eataly! How romantic.
LOCATION: 55 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Wander around Ripley’s Aquarium
I know many Torontonians who never get around to doing touristy activities, probably because they’re pricy and potentially overrated.
I’ve been to Ripley’s Aquarium several times and have an incredible time every single time. It’s huge and there are so many unique sea creatures to see!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get out and go somewhere you’d usually never go like the aquarium.
LOCATION: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
Go ice skating at the Natrel Rink
Missed out on skating during the holidays? You can spend Valentine’s Day skating instead!
Nathan Phillips Square is overrated – check out the Natrel Rink at the Harbourfront.
Afterwards, you can warm up with some drinks (either coffee or booze) at Boxcar Social, one of the cutest and most Instagram-worthy coffee shops in Toronto.
LOCATION: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Play board games at Snakes & Lattes
When in doubt, stop by Snakes & Lattes and do a cute board game date.
Snakes is one of my favourite spots to hang out in the city, and it’s such a fun Valentine’s date idea in Toronto!
LOCATION: Various locations
Do a paint date night at Paint Cabin
Paint Cabin is a cute little art bar located in Leslieville, perfect for a Valentine’s Date night out.
It’s always fun being able to let loose and be creative, and a paint date night is a great way to show off your artistic side to your partner.
You can choose all sorts of artistic activities like watercolour and acrylic painting.
Plus, you can enjoy beer or coffee while you get your art on!
LOCATION: 723 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, ON
Valentine’s Day date ideas in Toronto:
- Have a romantic dinner at one of Toronto’s many fancy spots
- Go to the Toronto Light Festival
- Experience ROM After Dark
- Check out art at the Art Gallery of Ontario
- Do a tasting tour around the St. Lawrence Market
- Do an Italian cooking class at Eataly Toronto
- Wander around Ripley’s Aquarium
- Go ice skating at the Natrel Rink
- Play board games at Snakes & Lattes
- Do a paint date night at Paint Cabin
While these are all labelled as ~date ideas~, you can do all of these with your friends for Galentine’s too.
Hope y’all have a safe and wonderful Valentine’s Day, whether you decide to stay in or go out!
If you’re looking for cute Valentine’s outfit ideas, check out my post on Valentine’s Day outfit ideas for evey occasion.
Be sure to check out some local tours as well, if you’re looking to do some fun and unique activities.
If you’re looking for even more fun things to do in Toronto, you might enjoy these posts:
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- Looking for more seasonal activities? Check out my posts on things to do in Toronto during the winter, spring, or summer.
- Visiting during the holidays? Here are festive things to do in Toronto!
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