Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Toronto

Shaking up date night is a great way to revisit your #RelationshipGoals. In a city that is always in flux, with some experience or other opening up down the road or around the corner, Toronto is one of the best places to get creative with your rendezvous. Whether you are on a first date or in a rut, taking your BFF out or going on a solo date, these unusual activities are an excellent choice for the next time you want to try something new on date night.

Travelling with a loved one is almost always a bonding experience. Grab a hop-on hop-off sightseeing open-top bus ticket from City Sightseeing and explore Toronto all weekend. For visitors this is a fun way to see the city, and locals get to be tourists for the day with their significant other and make new memories at home. Your ticket will also get you some other perks, such as a free islands cruise, free downtown pickup, and a souvenir map.

Night at the museum

As dusk falls and the weekend arrives, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) turns into one of Toronto’s unique social events. At ROM Friday Night Live visitors can explore Canada’s largest museum of art, culture, and nature while partying with the dinosaurs. Drink, try food from specially picked vendors, and enjoy live music from bands and DJs. No Friday Night Live is the same, as there are different themes each time (such as techno fashion, Bollywood beats, superheroes). Each season, ROM releases a new schedule.

EXPERIENCE A RARE KIND OF LOVE AT THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

If your date is a literature lover whose heart melts at the scent of a book, take them to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Inside this stunning building you’ll find the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. The library holds over 800,000 materials, making it the most extensive collection of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. The shelves are home to literary treasures such as Margaret Atwood’s original handwritten draft for The Handmaid’s Tale, Shakespeare’s First Folio from 1623 and Leonard Cohen’s notebooks.

Watch movies under the stars
Reimagine a quintessential date by taking things outside for one of Toronto’s top summertime activities, watching movies al fresco. There’s a host of programming all the way until September, from movies in the park at Christie Pits, Regent Park and St. James to the Sail-In Cinema down on Sugar Beach, Open Roof Festival and the giant screens showing classics at Dundas Square and Harborfront Centre. Most of the movies are free, so all you need to do is bring blankets and snacks.

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