Spring has finally sprung and that means L.O.V.E is in the air! So whether its a romantic date night with your significant other or a fun night out with your single BFF’s we have come up with some unique date ideas for this spring!
A night under the Stars
Whether you are an astronomy lover or just appreciate the beauty of the night sky you can spend a night under the stars at the David Dunlop Observatory. Located just North of the city it hosts regular special star gazing events during the warmer months. Super romantic AND educational!
Location – David Dunlap Observatory 123 Hillsview Drive Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 1T3 Price – $8.00 – $12.50
Picnic in the Park
Nothing says romance like a picnic in the park and the Toronto Islands are the prefect place during the spring and summer. Perfect for people watching, cloud gazing and romantic naps in the sun its the ideal date on a budget. Alternatively get a bunch of friends together gather up a guitar, a giant rug and an overstuffed picnic basket and enjoy a day in the sunshine with good company.
Location – Toronto Island Park Price – $7 (Ferry)
The old fashioned movie date with a twist! there are a range of outdoor cinema locations across Toronto to enjoy this summer. All genres are covered from romantic classics, comedies, action movies and animated films, seriously who doesn’t love a good movie? Teamed with the night skyline and comfy rug its a fool-proof plan. Oh yeah and did we mention its free?
Location – Range of locations; Sail in Cinema – Sugar Beach @ 25 Dockside Drive, Corus Quay Dundas Square Outdoor Cinema -Yonge and Dundas Square, Downtown Toronto Courtyard movies at St. Peters – St. Peter’s Church, 840 Bathurst St Toronto
David Pecault Square – 215 King St W, Toronto
Price – Free – $25
Catch a flick at the Toronto International Film Festival from September 10th – 20th screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries. Check out the Tiff website for venue locations and prices.
Location – http://tiff.net/festivals/thefestival/about
Price – Varies
Where art thou Romeo?
Romance, suspense, tragedy and comedy all rolled in to one! Shakespeare in the park is a great way to impress your date with a little bit of culture in an intimate setting.
July 2nd – September 6th
Location – High Park Amphitheatre
Gatsby Garden Party
Transport back in time to the roaring 1920’s, perfect for a one on one date or a group date with a bunch of friends the Gatsby Garden Party is one of Summers most anticipated events every year. There are activities like croquet, period music by the Maple Leaf Jug Band and just an all round great atmosphere, best of all you get to dress up in fancy 1920’s attire!
Location – Spadina Museum
Price – $5
Massive Party – Hotbed
Being hailed as the hottest spring party in town . The Art Gallery Ontario is bringing the musician/visual artist TALWST (né Curtis Santiago) to Toronto on the 23rd of April, to transform Massive into the 1980’s avant-garde art scene in NYC. This visually exciting display is sure to draw in a cool crowd of Toronto’s young and hippest, making for a fun and exciting date night.
Location – Art Gallery of Toronto
Price – $130 – $160
Check Out A Street Festival
Toronto is bustling with street festivals over the Spring and Summer, from food and wine festivals to arts and entertainment festivals there is something for everyones taste. Theres the Pabst Street Jam, Annex Fest, Waterfront festival and more. With so much to see and do it takes the pressure of those first date nerves or makes a fun day out for a group of friends!
Location – Various
Price – Free – $25
Waterfront Bike Rides
Prefer to keep it simple? A waterfront bike ride is a hassle free date thats still fun and romantic. Stretching over 1400km along the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Niagara, Detroit and St. Lawrence Rivers, the Waterfront Trail connects 68 communities and over 405 parks and natural areas including wetlands, forests and beaches. If the waterfront isn’t your thing but you love a good bike ride there are plenty of other trails across Toronto to explore.
Location – Various
Price – Free