With everyone practicing social distancing, things can get a little lonely. If you've been having withdrawal from your BFF, it might be time to plan some virtual dates. While you can't hang out together in person, you can still have fun online with these activities around the city. Toronto's virtual friend dates will let you bond without getting to close to each other.

Going out together may not be an option, but thanks to technology, you can find ways to connect while spending time apart.

Many venues around the city are offering online events and activities to keep you busy in self-isolation.

Ask your friends to join in as you take a ride on a virtual rollercoaster, or dive under the water with sharks.

Test your cooking skills together by trying out some new recipes, and let your inner Picassos shine at virtual Paint Nite.

You can even join an online DJ costume party to dance all your worries away.

Ontario also has tons of tours and exhibits you can explore from the comfort of your couch, so you can fuel your wanderlust while stuck at home.

Call up your friends and start planning your virtual Toronto dates to make isolation a little happier.

Paint A Masterpiece 

Price: $10 +

Why You Need To Go: Sign up for a virtual paint night with one of Yaymaker's online events. You and your friends can even start your own video call during the lesson to check out each other's work.


Ripley's Aquarium

Price: Free

When: Various times

Address: 288 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ripley's Aquarium is hosting live events such as shark feeding and live penguin cams. Hop onto Facebook with your BFFs and visit the virtual aquarium together. 


Get Toned Together

Price: Free

When: Weekdays at 12 p.m.

Address: 11 Peter St. Unit 102, Toronto, ON.

Why You Need To Go: Fit Squad Training is hosting live stream workouts throughout the week, and you and your friends can join in from home. Set up a video call with them so you can encourage each other throughout the routine!


Ride A Roller Coaster

Price: Free

Address: 1 Canada's Wonderland Dr., Vaughan, ON

Why You Need To Go: You may not be able to experience the thrill of a rollercoaster in real life, but you can still experience it online. Canada's Wonderland lets you ride their attractions from your computers, so set up a video call with your friends and explore the rides together.


Learn To Cook

Price: Free

Why You Need To Go: The Girl on Bloor is a local food blogger with tons of video recipes on her channel. Schedule a cooking night with your BFF's so you can all improve your culinary skills.


Join A Virtual Dance Party

Price: Free

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020 

Why You Need To Go: Planet Fabulton is hosting a free virtual dance costume party. You and your friends can stream the event from your living rooms or join in with a webcam! 


 

 

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