Chilly weather is upon us, which means you’ll need a few extra layers to enjoy those fall walks and pumpkin patches. If you’d rather spend quality time with your favourite person without shivering in your parka, here are some romantic indoor date ideas in Toronto you can try.

From hidden bars to silent films to spa dates and moonlight trips to the art gallery, you’re sure to impress your date with these creative and romantic things to do.

Check out a hidden speakeasy


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Don’t have any ideas for your next date night? Why not sneak around a bit? If you’re in the mood for cocktails but would rather avoid the crowds of King West, you can introduce your date to the city’s best-kept secrets. Explore bars concealed behind storefronts and art galleries, and pair your bevvies with tasty international bites.

Where: See Toronto’s best hidden bars and speakeasies

Wander in an Asian night market

Superfresh opened last spring and is here to stay, with whimsical details and neon lights that resemble the bustling night markets of Asia. Wander your way hand-in-hand through this unique space, sample delicious food, and sip soju at the colourful bar.

The market’s vendors showcase many different regions through their menu offerings, from Northern China and Nepal to Taiwan and Korea, as well as arts and community programming.

Where: 384 Bloor Street West
When: Monday, Wednesday from 4 pm to midnight; Thursday to Saturday from noon to 2 am; closed on Tuesdays

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)


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Everyone has been to the AGO at least once, but before you roll your eyes, hear us out. The AGO is open until 9 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays, and trust us when we say that an evening at the gallery is more romantic than it sounds.

Smaller crowds and the glow of city lights as you make your way down the AGO’s iconic staircase only add to the special atmosphere. What better way to get to know someone than through their opinions on art?

Where: 317 Dundas Street West

Par-Tee the night away


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Challenge your S/O to a round of nostalgic fun. This mini-golf course has 27 themed holes and you can take your beer or cocktail with you while you putt. You and your date will feel like kids again and you can even make it a pizza party with the Detroit-style pies served up at the Par-Tee Putt kitchen. You’ll get 90 minutes of unlimited play with your reservation.

Where: 26 Duncan St, Toronto
Cost: $25 per person

Pamper yourselves at a spa


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We could all use a little extra R&R these days, and there’s no better way to treat yourself and your better half than with a day at the spa.

Enjoy all of the luxuries that Toronto’s best spas have to offer, including saltwater pools, steam rooms, saunas, massages, facial treatments, manicures, and more. Lucky for us, this city’s got a ton of gorgeous spots to choose from.

Where: See Toronto’s most relaxing spas

Enjoy cocktails with sky-high views


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There’s something so romantic about sharing a drink on a rooftop bar with your S/O surrounded by the glow of twinkling city lights. Whether you’re in the mood for a lively vibe, a casual pub, or a sophisticated night on the town, you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for, and with stunning views to boot.

You can also head over to Toronto’s newest rooftop bar Evangeline at Ace Hotel, with panoramic golden-hour views, roaring fireplaces, and greenery.

Where: See Toronto’s best rooftop bars

See an old-timey movie


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Take your lover back to simpler times with a trip to the cinema to see a classic or black-and-white movie. Toronto’s Fox Theatre always has classic films on its program schedule, like the upcoming 1920s silent film with live piano accompaniment or film noir classics like The Maltese Falcon.

Where: 2236 Queen Street East