Best First Date Ideas in Ontario

40174685_90067a1625_oToronto is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with date options that range from one of the seven wonders of the world to quaint coffee shops. Whether you’re going on a first date or looking for some adventures with your crush, here are the best date ideas in Canada’s capital city.

The Best Place To Take a First Date In Toronto

5751316545_bd9e9c7874_bSpend the day at Harbourfront Centre. From food festivals, harbour cruises, art galleries, live theatre, shopping and free concerts, there’s always something going on in and around Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Go for a walk along the boardwalk on a hot summer’s day, or check out the DJ’ed outdoor skating events during the colder months.If you’re looking for something even more casual (perhaps for a first online date! you can never go wrong with coffee! Meet your date at Lit Espresso. Located on the edge of Little Italy, this popular espresso bar is a neighborhood favorite. The modern and laid back vibe (not to mention a great Americano) make Lit a great place for a casual date.

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The Best Romantic Date Idea In Toronto

6339220182_203b284460_bForget a stuffy restaurant, take your date outdoors! Grab a picnic basket, hop on a ferry and head over to the Toronto Islands for a romantic picnic. Made up on several islands just off the shore of downtown Toronto, the Islands are home to beaches, walking trails and stunning views of the city and lake. If you and your date feel like getting dressed up and hitting the town, don’t miss the Drake Sky Yard. It’s definitely not your average bar! Whether you’re roasting marshmallows over the open fire pit in the snow, or sunbathing by one of the rustic cabanas, the Drake Sky yard is a must visit patio and the perfect location to grab a drink under the stars all year round.

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The Best Casual Date In Toronto

9192948398_5f10959294_cLooking for the ultimate casual daytime date? Catch an afternoon Toronto Blue Jay’s baseball game and get to know each other over beer and peanuts. A popular after-work activity, Blue Jay tickets are relatively inexpensive and easy to purchase at the last minute. Another great casual day date option is the Art Gallery of Ontario. With a collection of over 80,000 works, this large, airy gallery is the perfect destination for an afternoon date. Check out everything from ancient to contemporary pieces before grabbing a coffee at one of the many nearby cafes and restaurants.

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 The Best Adventurous Date Idea In Toronto

2591429952_46285aa262_bFeel the mist at Niagara Falls! Sure, it’s a tourist attraction and a ninety-minute drive out of town, but it’s worth it if you and your date want to get your blood pumping. Make sure you select the Journey Behind The Falls, where you and your date will be lowered 125 feet through the rocks to a cascading wave of water below. Adventurous and romantic all in one!

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