Impress Your Special Someone With These Romantic Date Night Ideas In Toronto

Romantic doesn't mean doing the same thing every Friday night. We know this, yet sometimes we forget. Toronto can have such extremes in temperature that we can make avoiding the elements a full time occupation. Going out to find a romantic activity can easily fall to the wayside when we can choose to snuggle under a giant down comforter. Snuggling for the win.

The comforter will always be available when we need it, but every once in awhile we really should put pants on (although not too often, as pants off time together is crucial too). Try out one of our romantic, pants-required picks for your next date night. If it is the middle of winter, consider ice skating mitten to mitten at Nathan Phillips Square. If it the heat of summer, tie a ribbon in your hair like Sandy and rev up your Greased Lightening to go to Polson Pier Drive In Movie Theatre. Other choices can be enjoyed year-round, such as board games at Snakes and Lattes, or a dinner in the dark at O Noir (perfect for those days that you aren't feeling like your most attractive self). Or enjoy the softening effect of candlelight at the high-end Jazz Bistro and play footsy to a live soundtrack.

Toronto is a giant city that offers so much choice that sometimes it can get exhausting to do the choosing. 10 Best has done the legwork. Choose a number, make a reservation and take all the credit. We won't breathe a word.



This drive-in movie theatre is a must during the fleeting summer months in Toronto. By day, the same space is used as a driving range. By 9pm, it becomes available for back to back movies with sound streaming through an FM station that listen to...  Read More



It is not exactly surprising that we put a hotel under the umbrella of romantic things to do. Turndown service, plush linens and a room that has a bed as a centrepiece are surefire ways to keep things spicy. However, we included this hotel...  Read More

Cocktails 'N Canvas
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If the last time you put a paint brush on a canvas was in your Elmer's glue-eating days, it is time to reconsider. Cocktails 'N Canvas has events all over Toronto and for less than $50 you can be left with a masterpiece all your own. Cocktails...  Read More



For an "out of the box" romantic date idea, consider breaking out the board games. Snakes and Lattes has over 2500 board games with an alphabetical menu to help you to decide which game you want to use to stimulate healthy relationship...  Read More



Whether you are a former Toronto Maple Leaf or more like Bambi on the ice, it is always a romantic choice to hold hands and attempt to stay upright on skates. Nathan Phillips Square is the perfect place to wile away a romantic hour or two....  Read More



Ping pong used to be about as cool as shuffleboard. Well, we better keep our eye out for a shuffleboard resurgence, because Susan Sarandon made ping pong hot. The SPiN clubs have popped up around the US before it came to Toronto to bring a...  Read More

Church & Wellesley


The picture we have chosen for ONoir is deceiving. It makes you believe that soft candlelight flickers across the restaurant. Indeed, you will be eating in the darkest room you have ever been in. This restaurant is no gimmick. It is meant to...  Read More



What a little moonlight can do (and a little candlelight). If you need a place to talk and listen and enjoy the finer things in life, Jazz Bistro is for you and your beloved. Jazz musician J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless. It won't stay put...  Read More



It is one thing to connect with your romantic partner. It is quite another to feel more connected with the universe. Just a 30 minute drive out of Toronto offers you access to a world beyond the city. The David Dunlap Observatory is a large...  Read More



The Canadian Opera Company unveiled its amazing building in 2006 in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. With majestic staircases, grandiose ceilings and pitch-perfect acoustics, going to the opera quickly became a dream of an...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney