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10 Cute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Toronto

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10 Cute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Toronto

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

The Keg is a great restaurant to visit for Valentine's Day

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.

Light up your Valentine's Day with the Toronto Light Festival

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.

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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!

If you’re looking for more cool spots in the neighbourhood, I’ve got blog posts on things to do in the Distillery District and the best Distillery District restaurants.

If you plan on visiting the Distillery District during the day instead, you can also do a fun guided walking tour or a 30-minute segway tour!

LOCATION: Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Enjoy art, music, drinks at food at the ROM After Dark

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).

LOCATION: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON

You can never go wrong with a date to the Art Gallery of Ontario

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.

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.

Then, grab an authentic Montreal bagel at St. Urbain Bagel and fresh perogies at European Delight!

St. Lawrence Market is open everyday except for Sundays and Mondays, and it’s the perfect spot for a cute Valentine’s Day date.

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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

Eataly Toronto is the spot to visit for all things Italian

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

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a fun Valentine's Day date idea

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

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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.

If you’re looking for more activities around the Harbourfront neighbourhood, I’ve got posts all about the best things to do at the Harbourfront and the best Harbourfront restaurants!

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LOCATION: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

Spend your Valentine's Day date playing board games with your significant other

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

Paint Cabin is an art bar in Toronto's Leslieville where you can paint and drink

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:

  1. Have a romantic dinner at one of Toronto’s many fancy spots
  2. Go to the Toronto Light Festival
  3. Experience ROM After Dark
  4. Check out art at the Art Gallery of Ontario
  5. Do a tasting tour around the St. Lawrence Market
  6. Do an Italian cooking class at Eataly Toronto
  7. Wander around Ripley’s Aquarium
  8. Go ice skating at the Natrel Rink
  9. Play board games at Snakes & Lattes
  10. 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.

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What are some other fun things to do this Valentine’s Day in Toronto? What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

If you’re planning a trip to Toronto, be sure to check out my posts on the most fun things to do in Toronto and what to wear in Toronto.

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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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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