Toronto for Couples

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How to give date night an adventurous or artsy twist

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If you’re looking for something a little different to do, the city offers plenty of off-the-beaten-track choices for adventurous couples that want to try something new. Next time you treat your special someone to a night on the town (or a day in the city), forget dinner and a movie. Instead consider some of these unique ideas.

Get Your Pong on

For a change from the tried and true bar scene, head to King West and challenge your partner to a friendly game at SPiN – Toronto’s ping pong bar. After your match, grab a drink while soaking up the live music, or continue your night at one of King West’s many lively bars and pubs.

Test Your Nerve

If you’re looking for a unique, totally Toronto experience to bring you closer to your special someone – or if you’re just a couple of adrenaline junkies – the CN Tower’s Edgewalk is a fun way to get your fix. The couple that dares together, stays together!

Connect with Your Inner Kid

If you’re searching for a date night that’ll make you and yours SO feel like kids again, look no further than Pursuit OCR: climb, clamber and wind your way through its 10,000-sq-ft obstacle course. Then grab your date by the hand and make a splash in Toronto’s only adult ball pit.

Graze Your Way Through the Market

For a foodie’s dream date, bring your honey to the St. Lawrence Market and graze your way through its charming bakeries, cheese shops, artisans, butchers and more while soaking up the charm of this iconic 200-year-old Victorian marketplace.

Go Skydiving

For a heart-pumping date that’s wild enough – but still safe! – why not give iFLY Toronto a try? You and your co-pilot will feel like you’re flying with this gravity-defying “free-fall” simulation.

Release Your Inner Comedian

Be hands on while you laugh your socks off by participating in one of the popular drop-in improv classes running every Monday and Friday. Then take in a show in the evening to keep the good times rolling.

Up Your Snack Game

If you want to treat your sweetie to a sophisticated rendezvous, head to a tea time she won’t soon forget at the luxurious Fairmont Royal York. Savor hand-crafted pastries and dainty sandwiches in the Library Bar, then take a stroll through the lush rooftop herb garden afterwards.

Have an On-the-Water Adventure

If you’d rather be on the water right now, then put on your sailor’s cap and take your first mate on a nautical date with Gone Sailing Adventures. Feel the wind in your hair and soak up the Toronto skyline, then take a dip together in the fresh waters south of the Toronto Islands.

Brush up Your Romance

Competitive painting – it’s a thing! If you and your muse are skilled with a paintbrush, try your hand at Toronto’s very own Art Battle. Compete in three rounds of 20-minute painting sessions, or just watch the excitement as an audience member, for a date night that combines art, friendly competition and cocktails.

Go Back in Time

For the perfect walking date, take a stroll through TO’s pedestrian-only village, the Distillery Historic District. Wind your way hand-in-hand along cobblestone laneways lined with chic design shops, art galleries and designer boutiques. Then soak up the spirit of times gone by at one of the many cafes and restaurants that occupy the charming Victorian-era distillery buildings.

This itinerary is compliments of Tourism Toronto.

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