I know how surprising it must be to see an article about March right now, but this is not a drill guys! March is literally just around the corner which means Springtime is as well. We can finally start looking forward to peeling off those layers of clothing, watching the snow melt away and the flowers pop up again.
Spring is literally my favourite time of the year, mostly because winter is finally over, but also because everyone just feels happier during the Spring. I know March isn't officially Spring but it's basically the beginning and at least we'll have more sunlight finally!
Now that we're all on the same page that Spring is officially coming it's time to get out there and celebrate by exploring all the amazing things Toronto has to offer this time of the year!
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Enjoy some fancy cocktails at Drake's new restaurant, Pick 6ix!
Drake's all-new restaurant just opened up in Toronto and it's about to get insanely popular. If you've been dying to go, this month is definitely the time to do it. They have super fancy cocktails, sushi and more to enjoy while you're there.
Eat a decadent brunch feast at The Good Fork.
Located on the west end of Toronto this is the best spot to indulge in a super decadent brunch feast. They offer some delicious options like their red velvet pancakes, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, Spanish hash and soooo much more!
A drool-worthy plate of buttermilk fried calamari at Pizzeria Libretto.
Pizzeria Libretto has a few different locations across Toronto and they specialize in all things Italian food. Even though their pizza and pastas are literally to die for you need to get their buttermilk fried calamari to start!
Devour a massive pizza slice at Lamanna's Bakery.
Lamanna's Bakery has quickly taken over the creative foodie scene with their delicious eats. Their most notable creation is the massive pizza slice! It's basically an entire pizza made into one gigantic slice that is perfect for sharing with your BFFs.
Warm up with a S'mores hot chocolate from Sweet Jesus.
Sweet Jesus quickly became famous for their insane soft serve creations that are the perfect sweet treat on a hot summer day, but they didn't stop there. In the winter you can warm up with one of their insane hot chocolate creations like their yummy S'more hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows on top!
Indulge in a delicious sushi burger from SU&BU!
This spot is always coming up with new and unique ways to enjoy sushi. Instead of the typical kind try out their amazing sushi burgers made with all the freshest ingredients. They also have sushi burritos and poke bowls that are amazing as well!
Go for after-work cocktails at Cold Tea in Kensington.
This hidden Kensington bar isn't so much a secret anymore but if you haven't been you might find it a bit difficult to find, but that's the whole point! This secret speak-easy style bar serves up some amazing Japanese-fusion eats and delicious cocktails to enjoy after work on a weeknight or on the weekends.
Enjoy fancy avocado toast and lattes at Baddies Toronto.
If you're looking for an affordable brunch spot that serves super aesthetically pleasing and delicious brunches, this is definitely it. They serve smashed avocado toast, chia pudding, french toast, yogurt and granola and so much more! All of these are around $10 or less and it looks insanely good.
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Warm up with a hot yoga class at Bikram Yoga Yonge.
If you and your date love to stay active, why not beat the cold weather with a hot yoga class! Bikram Yoga Yonge offers great deals for people trying out a class for the first time and you're guaranteed to get a good sweat on.
Take a sunset winter walk at the Scarborough Bluffs.
The east side's pride and joy are the gorgeous natural location, the Scarborough Bluffs. It's the perfect place to take a quiet walk with your S/O to view all the ice and snow covered sand with the sun going down in front of you!
Enjoy a unique Turkish coffee at Istanbul Cafe!
If you and your bae have never tried Turkish coffee before, this will definitely be a fun date idea. They serve their coffee in stunning silver coffee trays with a side of sweet Turkish delights to balance the strong taste.
Take a sushi making class together at Sushi Making For The Soul.
Do something fun and out of the box on your next date and learn how to make some sushi together! These hands on sushi making classes with teach you the basics on how to make some awesome sushi rolls and they cost about $50.
Go on a self-guided food tour through the St. Lawrence Market!
The St. Lawrence Market is a Toronto staple and beloved by everyone that lives here. Why not make it into a fun date idea and create your own food tour. Try some cheese at the cheese stands, chocolate at the chocolatiers, fresh pasta at the pasta spot and so much more! Use your imagination on this one.
Enjoy a late night skate at the Harbourfront rink.
The Natrel skating rink at the Harbourfront centre is one of the best winter activities! Going for a late night skate is the perfect way to make it that much more romantic on date night with your S/O.
Bring out your artistic sides at the Paintlounge.
The Paintlounge is a super cute spot on College St. that is perfect for anyone who loves bringing out their creative side. They have pair up workshops that are perfect for date night where you can drink and learn some fun painting techniques with your boo.
Belt it out in a private karaoke room at Bar + Karaoke Lounge.
Turn date night into a group event and book a private room with drink service where you can show off your pipes without any fear of being judged. This downtown karaoke bar is the perfect place to liven up your weekend.
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Get competitive over drinks at Tilt Arcade.
Tilt is an arcade bar serving up snacks and awesome drinks while you play super fun vintage arcade games. Due to it's incredible popularity they're closing down their current location and opening up an even larger one in early March! Cover here is only $5 so don't worry about breaking the bank.
Stock up on cute locally made items at the Toronto Designers Market.
Located on Queen West from Wednesday-Sunday is a cute designers market filled with local hand-made goodies! It's the perfect place to come and peruse the isles for cute pieces of jewelry, clothes, art work and more!
Laugh your butt off at a Second City comedy show.
The Second City is an awesome comedy theatre here in Toronto that is always putting on hilarious shows. Some of their shows are on the pricey side but you can easily find shows for cheaper as well.
Take a peek into the Bata Shoe Museum.
This unique museum in Toronto showcases some of the most unique shoes in the entire world! Admission is only $14 per person but on Thursday's it's a 'pay what you can' donation night.
Enjoy book-themed cocktails at Famous Last Words Bar.
Famous Last Words is a super unique bar in Toronto that's completely book themed. If you're a self-proclaimed book worm, you'll love this spot! All the cocktails are named after famous books and the space will make you feel like you entered a cozy reading nook.
Enjoy drinks and boardgames at the famous Snakes & Lattes!
Snakes & Lattes is probably one of the best spots to go if you're looking for a fun activity in the city. Cover to get into this board game cafe/bar is only $5 and their food and drinks are pretty affordable as well.
Bring your friends for Trivia Nights at The Drake Hotel.
The Drake Hotel is one of the coolest spots to hang out in Toronto. They have amazing food drinks, events, concerts and their rooms are luxurious! Every month they host multiple trivia nights with only a $2 cover to get in and play.
Enjoy a fun night of bowling at The Ballroom Bowl.
Get all your friends together and bowl the night away while enjoying some awesome drinks. Prices to rent lanes at The Ballroom Bowl are super affordable especially during the weeknights and Sundays are free!
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Drinks at the Thompson Toronto rooftop lounge.
The Thompson Toronto is a stunning hotel located in the heart of the downtown area. They have a rooftop lounge that's completely open to the public where you can drink classy drinks overlooking the sparkling city skyline!
Enjoy a classy day at The Ritz Carlton for high tea.
Indulge in the classiest way this city knows how with a ritzy high tea event with your family or BFFs. Drink amazing tea, eat delicate finger sandwiches and treat yourself to stunning desserts.
Get pampered with a blow out at Blo Blow Dry Bar.
This unique concept hair salon has a few locations around Toronto and it really is all about pampering you. There's no cut or colours done here, just washing, drying and styling! It costs about $50 for a blowout and you'll leave feeling relaxed and looking your best.
Eat dinner with a view at Canoe Restaurant.
Canoe is probably one of the classiest restaurants in the entire city. It's located on the 54th floor of the TD Centre in the heart of downtown where you'll eat a delicious meal with views of the CN Tower and city skyline!
Treat yourself to a spa day at the Body Blitz Spa.
Feel extra pampered at your next spa day at Body Blitz Spa. They offer a therapeutic water circuit as well as tons of super relaxing spa services that will leave you feeling serene in no time.
Discover the hidden bar on Ossington called The Gift Shop.
This hidden gem is literally just that, hidden! It's located on Ossington through the back of a barbershop through an unsuspecting door with a green light box. Once you walk through that door you'll see a tiny little cocktail bar that serves amazing drinks in a super intimate setting.
Do brunch the right way at Mildred's Temple Kitchen.
Mildred's Temple Kitchen is definitely a classy spot to step up your brunch game. They don't take reservations so expect some kind of wait when you go there for brunch on the weekends but whatever wait it is, it's totally worth it for their amazing food and atmosphere!
Get your nails done in style at the stunning Her Majesty's Pleasure.
Her Majesty's Pleasure is definitely one of the top spots for pampering in the city. They have a full bar where you can order champagne and sip your drink while you get a mani/pedi, blow out or any other spa service you might want!
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Take a free tour of the city with the Tour Guys.
The Tour Guys offer walking tours around the city's top landmarks and the best part is you can join for no price at all! The tours are 'pay what you feel' so technically you can pay nothing, but tipping your tour guy is highly encouraged at the end.
Don't miss your last chance to see the Toronto Light Festival!
The Toronto Light Festival is going on right now in the Distillery District and if you haven't checked it out yet you better get over there quick! This gorgeous display of lights in one of Toronto's prettiest areas is ending on March 4th.
Walk along The Beaches Waterfront to see the Winter Stations.
Every year designers compete to get their unique exhibits displayed on The Beaches waterfront for their Winter Stations event. This year's Winter Stations will be open to the public for viewing from February 19th-April 1st!
Go for a late night skate on The Bentway skate trail.
The Bentway is the awesome skating trail that opened up under the Gardiner Expressway this winter season and is probably one of the top winter activities in the city now. The first couple weeks of March will probably be the last opportunities we'll have to skate on this trail before Spring rolls around!
Enjoy the last couple weeks of the Winter Lights Exhibition.
Toronto's Ontario Place is currently hosting a stunning winter event called the Winter Lights Exhibition. There's tons of art installations focused around light and winter that offer a unique place to explore. The last day of this fun winter event will be on March 18th.
Watch a winter sunset over the city skyline at Polson Pier.
Polson Pier is the top spot in Toronto for photographers to take stunning photos of the skyline of Toronto. It's even prettier in the early evening when the sun goes down behind the city!
Become one with the plants at Cloud Gardens Conservatory.
The Cloud Gardens Conservatory is the perfect place to escape those last few weeks of cold weather in the city. You can visit and wander around the greenery for no price at all!
Explore and admire the art work at the AGO.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is probably one of the best art galleries in all of Toronto and even the province. It can be pretty pricey to see some of their best exhibits, but on Wednesday nights from 6-9pm it's completely free!