Actually Fun Toronto Date Ideas For Any Budget

Coming up with new and interesting date ideas can be rough. Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of awesome things to get up to in Toronto, whatever your budget. From outdoor axe throwing paired with craft Canadian brews to an around-the-world food tour in Kensington Market, there’s lots you and your date can do to keep these interesting. So skip those boring old date ideas and check out this list of awesome things you can do to in Toronto.

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Enjoy a full spread at Sheba’s Ethiopian House on the Chopsticks+Forks Kenginston Market food tour

#1 – Discover flavors of Kensington

Skip the dinner-and-a-movie date and try something completely different. Chopsticks+Forks will take you on an exotic tour of the Kensington market, where you’ll get a chance to try dishes from all over the world. Rediscover this beloved corner of Toronto while tasting hot and spicy Jamaican fare, steamy Tibetan mo-mos, and mouthwatering South American specialties.


#2 – Learn how to throw axes together

Most of us have never touched an axe before in our lives, let alone thrown one. At Far Shot at Black Creek Pioneer Village, you can learn how to throw axes like a pro. An axe throwing session here starts with a quick lesson followed by practice time and an axe throwing tournament. You need 4 people to book, so this one is great for a double date. Best of all, grab drinks at the Black Creek Brewery after to take the edge off.


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#3 – Solve a mystery together

Are you a fan of escape rooms? Then you’ve got to check out the awesome interactive escape game at Casa Loma. You and your date will roam through the historical mansion, looking for clues, cracking riddles, and interacting with characters in period costume. It’s a fully immersive escape game like no other that you can’t miss. Pro tip: buy tickets for off-peak hours and save $6 per ticket.


#4 – Go rock climbing

Rock climbing is a perfect activity for thrill seekers and fit couples who like a good challenge. At True North Climbing you can take a beginner lesson together and learn all the basics including how to belay, tie safety knots, and confidently climb on your own. This gym has everything you need, plus it’s clean and super spacious.


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Take a day trip out to Price Edward County for idyllic views and superior wine with Toronto Food Tours.

#5 – Go on a wine tour of Prince Edward County

Escape the buzz of the city and enjoy a romantic wine tour in Prince Edward County region. Toronto Food Tours runs a tour of this up and coming wine region every Saturday until November. This tour includes transport to and from wine country–so you don’t have to worry about taking transit or renting a car–as well as a complimentary breakfast, visits to 4 wineries, and a country style lunch.


#6- Take a paint class together

Don’t be afraid of showing off your creative side. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never painted before in your life, paint night is for beginners. Pinot’s Palette offers small paint night workshops where you can learn how to make your own masterpiece, step by step, while also sipping on your favorite beer or wine. This modern studio in the Junction has loud music and an upbeat atmosphere—and it’s super close to some very trendy bars that are perfect for a post-painting drink.


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