Coming up with interesting date ideas is key, especially early on in a relationship. But it can be really hard to keep things fresh, date in and date out, and before you know it, you’ve done dinner and a movie to death and your date is looking for the exits.
Whether you’re asking someone out for the first time or treating your long-time lover to a special night out, check out these unique Toronto date ideas that are anything but boring.
#1 – Show off your axe throwing skills at BATL
Break out of your comfort zone and go axe throwing together. It’s a super fun activity—just watch where that axe is pointing, you could put out an eye! Check out one of BATL’s four axe throwing locations in the GTA and make sure you take a look at their drop-in axe throwing hours, Fridays 5pm–8pm, Saturdays 11am–2pm, and Sundays 2pm–5pm.
#2 – Get locked into a room together
Better find out if you guys have good communication skills right up front. Check out Riddle Room on Yonge near Wellesley for their fun and edgy rooms—and their awesome games lounge for drinks and hangouts after.
#3 – Take them out to the bar (and some painting)
You and your date like to keep things low-key? Check out the next Paint Nite event near you. And before you get too self-conscious, there’s alcohol at these events so you won’t be left hanging out to dry.
#4 – Add a healthy dose of competition at Pursuit OCR
Get ripped while also scoring points at Pursuit OCR, located on Dufferin just north of Queen. This super trendy alternative fitness studio is the home to one of Toronto’s coolest obstacle racing course where you guys can compete to the finish. Located near Queen West’s cool bar scene, grab some fries and a few pints after—you’ll have earned them.
#5- Try free-falling at iFly
If you’ve found a kindred adrenaline junkie, make your date really memorable by taking them to iFly, Toronto’s premier indoor skydiving center in Oakville. Experience the sensation of falling through space without actually moving in their state-of-the-art wind tunnel. And who knows, this could be prep for the next big date—actual skydiving.
#6 – Satisfy your sweet tooth together
What’s sweeter than making handmade doughnuts together? Satisfy your sweet tooth with a baking class at Le Dolci, located just above Trinity Bellwoods Park. Choose from classes in Parisian macarons, homemade cinnamon buns, croissants, and more. Located right around the corner from the Dundas and Ossington bar scene, you’re a quick walk away from satisfying your cocktail cravings after.
#7 – Cruise Toronto’s coolest bars
You may have a regular watering hole where everyone knows your name, but maybe think outside the box when it comes to date night. Cruise the coolest bars in Toronto with Toronto Food Tour’s signature drink tour: the VIP Late Night Cocktails and Secret Bars tour.
#8 – Get cozy in the kitchen at a cooking class
Nothing’s more fun than working together in the kitchen. Check out the couple’s cooking classes at Dish Cooking Studio in Little Italy. From Icelandic specialties and exotic Middle Eastern dishes, to always romantic French, Italian, or Spanish cuisine, you can learn how to spice things up in the kitchen.
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