Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re celebrating the romantic day, there’s lots to do in Toronto, catered to all. Spending it with your boo? With some friends? or just a self-care day? Whatever you decide to do, we’re sure it’ll be a blast. But if you need some inspiration or would like to get out of the house on February 14th, here’s a list worth reading. We’ve gathered 10 of the best things to do in Toronto for Valentine’s Day and let’s just say, we want to try them all!

From foodie experiences to movie screenings, outdoor markets and craft making – the options are endless.

Check out our list of the best things to do in Toronto for Valentine’s Day.

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Sweet City Fest

Toronto’s stackt market is bringing back the city’s sweetest festival next month, full of eats, drinks, and fun-filled activities. The Sweet City Fest returns and here’s what to know about this exciting experience.

For 10 straight days, from February 9th to 19th, the stackt market will host the sweet festival with over 100 vendors.

When: February 9th to 19th, 2024
Where: stackt market

Name a Roach Toronto Zoo

Say goodbye to the flowers and the chocolate – Name a Roach Toronto Zoo gives anyone the chance to name a cockroach for $25 in their special someone’s honour for Valentine’s Day and in support of the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy.

All you have to do is go to Toronto Zoo’s website, where you will fill out what you would like to name the roach, and whose honour it is in – it’s that simple!

When: Now – February 14th, 2024
Cost: $25 per cockroach

V-Day Floral Workshop

Create a work of art at this V-Day Floral Workshop at stackt market. The Love Blooms workshop allows guests to create a one-of-a-kind floral masterpiece throughout a two hour session. And no experience is needed.

Early bird tickets are available until February 7th for $79 per couple. Tickets jump up in price to $119 there after.

When: February 14th, 2024
Where: stackt market
Cost: Starting at $79

Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

Get ready to enjoy an “evening of mystery, mayhem and murder!”

Ditch the traditional V-day dinner for this Murder Mystery dinner and show at the Chelsea Hotel.

“The intrigue begins when you are introduced to a cast of colourful characters,” shares organizers. “The plot thickens when somebody dies! A detective is brought in to lead the investigation. The suspects are spread around the room, sitting right at the tables with the guests. You get to participate and see if you can solve…WHODUNIT?!”

When: February 14th, 2024
Where: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto – 33 Gerrard St West

Build Your Own Charcuterie

Here’s a great couple idea! Twist Gallery is hosting a Build Your Own Charcuterie night with a Gusto 54 Chef.

Admission covers two people and include a glass of prosecco, a bottle of wine during the experience, and a personalized charcuterie board.

Tickets are available online and are priced at $170 for two.

When: February 14th, 2024
Where: Twist Gallery – 1100 Queen Street West Toronto

Enjoy a lovely dinner for two

Romance will soon fill the air as we near the most loveable time of the year. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning your Valentine’s Day. Get ahead of the crowd and wow your loved one this year with these restaurants and bars offering Valentine’s Day specials in Toronto. We scoured the internet for the best date ideas, restaurants, and bars to enjoy in Toronto on February 14th.

When: February 14th, 2024
Where: Restaurants across Toronto

Kost Chalet

What’s cozier than this? The Kost Chalet transports guests to a world of luxury and warmth paired with après ski-inspired dishes and specialty cocktails curated by Remy Martin. It’s intimate, it’s cute, it’s everything.

When: February 14th, 2024
Where: Kost – 44th Floor, Bisha Hotel, 80 Blue Jays Way

The second annual Valentine’s Day Candle Making Extravaganza Workshop is back at The Pint Toronto this Valentine’s Day.

Take part in candle making and craft your own scented Friendship Bracelet Candle.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and chow down on an array of food options available for purchase.

When: February 14th, 2024 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: The Pint Public House – 277 Front Street West
Cost: $43.93

Valentine’s Day comedy show at The Rec Room

Everyone loves a good laugh! This Valentine’s Day, The Rec Room is hosting a comedy night featuring local talent. The comedy show will feature acts by eff Paul, Adrienne Fish, Alex Wood, and Jackie Perico.

After a couple of laughs, head to the games floor and enjoy some rounds of fun.

When: February 14th, 2024 | Doors open at 6PM
Where: The Rec Room – 255 Bremner Blvd
Cost: $35.40

The Notebook – Screening

Nothing screams LOVE more than The Notebook. Grab your boo and watch this special 20th anniversary screening of the classic romance flick.

When: February 14th, 2024 – 6:30 PM
Where: Revue Cinema
Cost: $16.50

The Bentway skating

According to the skating trail, its winter programming begins on December 16, and this year, skaters are invited back to cruise the 220m figure-eight skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway. New will be the soaring art installation above the trail, which they say is and “inspired by the glowing hues of the northern lights.”

When: Every day from 12 PM to 9 PM – Until Feb 19th, 2024
 250 Fort York, under the Gardiner