Top Ten Day Dates in Toronto
We can’t help but thinking the warmer weather is soon to come - rain or shine, there is always a creative way to inspire your love life in Toronto, and we’re here to help. In the case that you need a hand kicking your spring dating in motion, here is a list of our Top Ten Toronto Day Dates for you to enjoy.
1. Cycling Path & Brickworks - (550 Bayview Ave #300 & surrounding area)
Hop on your bicycle and enjoy some of Toronto’s landscape through a cruise. The distance covered by the city’s cycle paths is great, and you’re bound to find something you would like to stop and enjoy along the way. Our personal favourite is the paths around Taylor Creek Park, and a stop at the Evergreen Brickworks. Grab a date, plan for a sunny day, make sure your ride is tuned up from winter storage and set off on a date to remember.
2. High Park Cherry Blossoms - (375 Colborne Lodge Dr)
The city’s unofficial send-off to winter, and spring welcoming, is the blooming of the Cherry Blossoms (Sakura trees) in High Park. Depending on weather, the Cherry blossoms only last a few days to a couple of weeks, and the crowds can accumulate around High Park. So your best bet is to grab a coffee and get there early in the day, or you might miss them.
3. Allan Gardens - (19 Horticultural Ave)
The Allan Gardens Conservatory greenhouses comprise over 16,000 square feet of space and boasts an extensive permanent collection of vegetation that is supplemented by seasonal plants and flower shows. Best part, this is all free of charge from 10am - 5 pm all through the year. A magical place to experience wildlife in Toronto. Keep an eye out for the seasonal flower shows starting with the Spring show on until May 14.
4. Woodbine Beach - (1675 Lakeshore Blvd East)
At the foot of Woodbine Avenue, this popular park is one of Toronto’s 8 Blue Flag Beaches, and host of sandy waterfront along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Also, home of the Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Olympic Pool. The Ashbridges Bay and Martin Goodman trails run through this park, which also includes a playground, outdoor fitness equipment, over 80 beach volleyball courts, picnic shelters, snack bar, full-service restaurant and parking at Ashbridges Bay Park.
5. St. Lawrence Market (93 Front St East)
For each of the 120 vendors, merchants and artisans, the Market is their life’s work. Their pride, care and singular passion is the reason, 208 years later, the Market continues to thrive. The Market is a place where the authenticity of truly great food and shopkeepers who care reign above all else.
Each merchant is granted a square on a lively and authentic patch-quilt. The artisans and their families whose hard work and passion for food and their craft make up the collective story of the Market. When you’re there, you are a part of the history.
6. Toronto Islands Picnic - (Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at 9 Queens Quay West)
Hop a ferry over to the island and you’re in for one of the best view of the Toronto skyline. Bring a picnic, or grab a bite and a bevy at one of the islands hip restaurants and enjoy the beaches, trails, and attractions on the island. In the winter months it's very quiet and most facilities are closed, but once Spring hits, the area is revitalized with energy. If you've never been to the islands be sure to add it to your to-do list!
7. Bluffers Park Hike - (1 Brimley Rd South)
The Bluffs stretch for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, a significant geological feature resulting from the accumulation of sedimentary deposits over 12,000 years ago. They were formed by the natural processes of wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario. Spectacular views of the bluffs and Lake Ontario have made this spot a more recent attraction for explorers. Trails, beaches, gardens, sports and recreation facilities are some of the attractions the site has to offer.
8. Pursuit OCR - (444 Dufferin St)
The first fully indoor obstacle course training center or more appropriately - fitness-based playground for you to test (or show off) your skills. Accessible year-round and open daily from 7am to 11pm, rain or shine to everyone of all fitness levels. Pursuit OCR is for the hardcore racer or group of friends looking for a new way to work up a sweat before beer and wings.
9. Sky Zone - (45 Esandar Dr, Unit 1A)
With wall to wall aerial action, and just about any trampoline experience you can imagine, Sky Zone is a great place to give your inner thrill seeker an excuse to let loose. Challenges like Skyslam, Ultimate Dodgeball, Sky Climb and the Foam Zone are sure to keep your heart racing, and your date exciting. And with the Glow experience after dark, there is something here for everyone. What better way to get to know someone then show them your gymnastic form?
10. Art Gallery of Ontario - (317 Dundas Street West)
The Art Gallery of Ontario holds a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, and is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. With an extensive collection and an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the AGO offers an incredible artistic experience with each visit. The AGO has 45,000 square meters of space, and endless artistic inspiration. This one is a must for arts and culture lovers, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.
Thanks for reading, please let us know your favourite date spots in the comments below!