When the sun comes out, so do all the lovebirds. Here in Toronto, we’re planning on trying out all the best romantic spring date ideas in the city. Whether you’re in a seasoned relationship or fresh in the game, all of these fabulous outings are sure to be a good time.
Here are 13 romantic spring date ideas to try in Toronto.
HIGH PARK CHERRY BLOSSOMS
We can’t talk about spring date ideas and not bring up the cherry blossoms. Arguably one of the most popular destinations when the weather gets warm, this gorgeous spot is bursting with romance. And for the first time in two years, High Park will be open to public for viewing of the blossoms.
Where: High Park, 1873 Bloor St W
HIT THE TORONTO ISLANDS
If you don’t feel like checking out the cherry blossoms, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of fun to be had outdoors. Like at the Toronto Islands! With one ferry ride, you can explore tons of amazing outdoor space, beaches, and more. We recommend timing your trip back into the city with the sunset for some seriously epic views.
Where: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queens Quay W
SUNSET AT RIVERDALE PARK
Speaking of sunsets, nothing is more romantic than an evening watching one at Riverdale Park. This beautiful destination has some of the best skyline views in town. Pack some snacks (or a drink, we won’t tell) and set in to watch the show.
Where: 550 Broadview Ave
GET SOME AFTERNOON TEA
If you’re looking for a fancy and romantic Afternoon Tea spot in Toronto, look no further! The Ritz-Carlton introduced the UK-inspired tradition earlier this spring. According to the Ritz-Carlton, the menu, curated by Specialty Restaurant Chef Jeff Crump, and features a selection of sweet and savoury indulgences inspired by iconic tea pairings from across the pond. Dress up, and head down.
Where: EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace, Lobby Level of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
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HIT A DOG PARK
People bond over puppies. It’s just a fact. So if you’re looking to impress that special someone, a dog park might just be the way to go. If you have a dog, that is. Don’t be a weirdo and just watch other people’s pooches. There’s something strange about that. Anyway, it’s a great way to get outside and enjoy a little free serotonin.
Where: Check out our favourites here
EXPLORE KENSINGTON MARKET
For the artsier couples, Kensington Market is a must-hit. The place is loaded with delicious eateries, vintage thrift shops, and all-around good vibes.
Where: Kensington Market, Toronto
HIT THE DRIVE-IN
Did you know there’s a drive-in theatre in the GTA? An evening watching a movie from the coziness of your own car is definitely a romantic one. Don’t forget the popcorn.
Where: 5 Drive-In, 2332 Ninth Line, Oakville
ESCAPE TO LUXURY GLAMPING
Need out of the city? We don’t blame you. We could all use a little escape. So head into the woods this spring for a luxury glamping experience with that special someone. You’ll stay in a dome under the stars and listen to the sound of the forest. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
Where: Glen Oro Farm, 2574 10 Line N, Hawkestone, Ontario
CASA LOMA CANDLE LIGHT SYMPHONY
Talk about romantic! Casa Loma is hosting intimate concerts bathed in candlelight this spring and the experience is truly one-of-a-kind. The concerts will be held in the castle’s Carriage Room and to get there, you’ll have to travel the 800 ft tunnel underneath Austin Terrace. Get ready to sit back and listen to the sounds of Casa Loma’s Symphony Orchestra, playing under the artistic direction and baton of Maestro Paolo Busato.
Where: 1 Austin Terrace
When: March 10 — April 24
NETFLIX & CHILL
Alright, this one’s basic, but it never gets old. The simplest at-home date night is at your fingertips with these great shows.
Where: Check out what’s on Netflix right now here
SUPERFRESH NIGHT MARKET
Get out, and eat! A brand new Asian night market called Superfresh is taking over the Annex this April with 4,000 square feet of delicious eats, live entertainment, and special surprises. The market’s vendors will showcase many different regions through their menu offerings, from Northern China and Nepal to Taiwan and Korea.
Where: 384 Bloor St W
When: Opens early April 2022 — Monday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to late
GO ON A SPRING HIKE
The weather is slowly getting warmer, which means it’s time to check out one of Toronto’s hiking trails! Not only is it fun, adventurous, and romanic, it is also a great workout!
Where: Check out our list here
RELAX IN ONE OF THESE TORONTO SPOTS
Who said you had to go far to have a little quiet time with our loved ones? Toronto is home to a meditation studio, relaxing spas, and a hot/cold therapy spot. And they’re all worth a date night!
Where: One of these awesome spots
So grab your special someone and try out these awesome spring date ideas in Toronto. Romance in the city never looked so good!
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