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Breakups suck. It can sometimes feel like nothing will get you out of your funk after ending a serious relationship. It's easy to just lock yourself in your home and not talk to anyone again for a really long time, but this city does offer up some good spots to go to if you're feeling blue and need to think. This time around, try to avoid the whole cycle of watching TV and not bathing, and step outside a few times. The fresh air alone will make things better.
This grungy bar is popular for its cheap pitcher deals, but it's also great if you just want to sit and drink by yourself. The staff tend not to bother you, the music isn't distracting, and as long as you stay clear of the heated patio, it shouldn't be hard to find yourself a quiet spot away from everyone and drink your troubles away.
The Candy Bar
Chocolate makes everything better, so if you feel like drowning your sorrows in something delicious, this is a great place to check out. There's an endless selection of chocolates and European candies, and they're all at a price that won't hurt your wallet. Find something that suits your tastes, and hopefully, if you eat enough of it, you'll start to feel a little better.
The Red Road Staircase
This long set of stairs dipping into the Don Valley are a great walk, and a great place to be alone if you need to do some thinking.
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Unlike the Hot Box Cafe in Kensington Market, which has a more intimate vibe, Vapor Central is a great place to get as stoned as you like while still having your space. If you deal with breakups by just getting too high to function, this spot is a really good bet.
The Hindu Temple in North Etobicoke
This spot is not very well known, so it's bound to not be too crowded, and it's one of the most majestic and peaceful places in the city. If you need a place to just wander around aimlessly, think, and maybe feel like your problems aren't that big in the grand scheme of things, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto is a really great place to do it.
Weird Things is an art gallery whose theme is, you guessed it, weird things. Operated and run by just one guy, it puts on a new display about once a month, and it's a great space to go to when you want to put yourself in a different head-space, and distract yourself from recent worries.
Chester Hill Lookout
There's a gorgeous lookout at the corner of Broadview and Danforth. It's perfect for staring off into space and contemplating your relationship, if that's how you like to deal with breakups.