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Toronto's Best Date Spots

By Toronto Bucket List

Running through the six – with our S.O.'s

Let Toronto’s charm take you away, as you discover the city together and all that it has to offer. From neat treats to trendy establishments, Toronto features countless special date ideas that will inevitably win hearts over. Whether it’s your very first date, or you’re a couple looking to spice things up, look no further than these top date spots that will undoubtedly help sparks fly.   

Lavelle Rooftop

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Reach new heights with your partner or significant other at Toronto’s premiere panoramic rooftop experience. Situated in the heart of the city with an incomparable view, you and your date can share moments–and a couple of cocktails–surrounded by the breathtaking urban skyline.

Where: 627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5, Canada

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Snakes & Lattes

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Common dating app prompt: “I’m competitive when it comes to...” Common dating app answer: “Everything.” Show off your competitive side over board games and drinks at the hip Snakes & Lattes in downtown Toronto. Offering all the classic board games you grew up playing, among many new additions, you and your date will have the chance to let loose and get cozy over great drinks and even better games. At just $8 per person, you can enjoy an unlimited gaming experience together. 

Where: 600 Bloor St. West, 489 College St, 45 Eglinton Ave. East

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Ice Cream at Dutch Dreams

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I scream for ice cream – and a date that isn’t going to completely break the bank. Take your taste buds on a journey as you experience a special family recipe that Torontonians have enjoyed for over 25 years. Offering a selection of over 60 eye-catching flavors, Dutch Dreams invites you and that special someone to share and try their famous waffle cones, milkshakes, and sundaes. With a mouth-watering selection of toppings, and a thematic interior decor, this is certainly a dessert outing to remember. 

Where: 36 Vaughan Rd, Toronto, ON M6G 2N3

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Enjoy A Concert Together

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Is there anything more romantic than seeing one of your favorite artists perform you and your partner’s “song” live? Answer: Probably not. From state of the art indoor stages, to romantic summer nights at outdoor amphitheatres, the city offers an array of genres and settings for a perfect show. Whether it’s your first date, or you’ve been together for some time, concerts offer you the chance to sing and dance the night away with your partner, over your favorite tunes. 

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, Massey Hall, Budweiser Stage, Rebel, among others. 

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High Tea at Windsor Arms

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Give your date the royal treatment with High Tea in a high end setting. With Victorian era elegance and decor, guests will sip on tea and nibble on fancy bites at Toronto’s world-renowned Windsor Arms. Since 1927, it has been the prime afternoon & high tea destination, welcoming even the Royal Family themselves whenever they’re in the city. At $40 per person, it is an outing that is on the pricier end, but one that ensures the apex of hospitality and lasting impressions. Pinkies out!

Where: 18 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON M5S 3E7

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Boardwalk at Harbourfront

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Long walks along the beach at sunset – cliché. Long walks along the boardwalk – perfect. Take a stroll along the waters of the Toronto Harbourfront, with waterfront skyline views available to you no matter the weather. With street level restaurants, shops, and performances, your walk down the iconic Queen’s Quay is sure to be met with entertainment and flavour. 

Where: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

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Dinner & Cooking at Korean Grill House

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Impress your date with your cooking skills over a hot grill and all-you-can-eat meat! With your very own private grill to fire up, you and your partner can feast on seasoned assorted meats, along with Korean staple side dishes. Korean Grill House is a fun night out over great food and a firey atmosphere – hopefully the chemistry heats up just as much.  

Where: 214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z2

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Scavenger Hunt 

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Discover the wonders of Old Toronto in a 1.5 mile scavenger hunt through the city. You and your S.O. will have the challenge of completing over twenty challenges within two hours, all while exploring the city’s historic landmarks. The scavenger hunt is a great chance to get to know Old Toronto–and your partner–a little better.

Where: Starts at Union Station, Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada

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Paint Nite

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Reveal your creative side as you pick up a brush and canvas at one of Toronto’s many Paint Nite events. From painting colourful landscapes to creating your very own ukulele, Paint Nite promises to be a night of laughter, drinks, and connections. Events are spread out throughout the city, so look out for the next and nearest Paint Nite event! 

Where: Various Locations Based On Event

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Allan Gardens Conservatory 

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At Allan Gardens Conservatory, you and your date can enjoy an indoor botanical garden that is open year round, offering six greenhouses and dog off-leash areas. From tropical palm houses to winter flower shows, you will be stunned by the collection of blooms, vines, and plants surrounding you. Enjoy an aromatic experience with your partner as you make memories among nature’s finest. 

Where: 160 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2E5

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