Sign in
12 Dates Ideas In Toronto That Are Different Than Going For A Drink

Trying to come up with cool and unique date ideas can be exhausting. Especially because we usually just resort to going to the same cool bars or restaurants every time. Not that there's anything wrong with going for a drink, but let's try something different shall we?

READ MORE: 12 Date Ideas In Toronto For Instagram Couples, Romantic Couples And Active Couples

Whether you're looking to just go to a restaurant, hang out outside or something totally unique, we've got your back with some pretty cool date ideas that won't leave you stumbling home drunk:

What Are You Looking For?

Restaurants

Outdoor Activities

Romantic Dates

For Restaurants, click "Next"

Restaurants

via @harryshumjr

Hanmoto // 2 Lakeview Ave.

This unique izakaya has some seriously cool dishes, perfect if you're looking to expand your palette with interesting Japanese-style snacks.

via @dastravelblog

Caplansky's // 356 College St.

This cute sandwich shop has the best smoked meat in the city (just ask Beyoncé). Come here for a cute lunch date and sit on the patio. Kick back and relax!

via @medaharlmacay

Cluny // 35 Tank House Lane

This French bistro has beautiful decor, and uses only the freshest ingredients for their unique dishes. Plus the decor is super cute and will literally make you feel like you're in France.

via @toreats

Seven Lives // 69 Kensington Ave.

If you want to have a great date but you're on a budget, Seven Lives is for you. They have some of the best tacos in the city that are price friendly and most importantly - delicious.

For Outdoor Activities, click "Next"

Outdoor Activities

via @edwardandanderson

Go Karting // 190 Cherry St.

If you and your date have a need for speed, go karting is the perfect activity for you. Loser buys dinner afterwards!

via @kylei_

Epic Sports Fishing // 7 Brimley Road South

This is no regular chill fishing experience, Epic Sports pairs you with professionals to ensure the best and most rewarding experience. Perfect for adventurous couples!

via @michelia101

Try to complete this Ice Cream bucket list.

Who needs alcohol when ice cream exists? See how many of these cool spots you and your date can hit up in an afternoon.

via @minj.uicy

Sugar Beach // 11 Dockside Dr.

Relax by the water at Toronto's coolest beach. The perfect place to get to know your date and just sit back and relax.

For Romantic Dates, click "Next"

Romantic Dates

via @mariposacruises

Mariposa Cruises // 207 Queens Quay W

I mean Jack and Rose from Titanic fell in love on a boat so you can too! Go on a romantic boat cruise around the city.

via @letsgototheex

Canadian National Exhibition // 210 Princes' Blvd.

What's more romantic than riding a ferris wheel with your date? Nothing. Take advantage of the annual end of summer festival!

via @negzila

Trinity Bellwoods Park // 790 Queen St West

Have a picnic in the park with your significant other and enjoy their company and most importantly, nature!

via @luis_dos_official

Lula Lounge // 1585 Dundas St. W

Go with a classic romantic date at Lula Lounge! Dinner and dancing. Make a reservation tonight and enjoy delicious food and an amazing night of dancing afterwards.

Stay Informed
Get Toronto's latest and greatest stories every day straight to your inbox.

Have you ever thought walking through the Ajax Go Station takes too long?

Well, someone decided to drive through one of the walkways earlier this morning instead. Police are now asking the public to help identify the driver, who just happened to be wearing a shirt that said "Bad Habits."

Keep Reading Show less
@pinglesfarm | Handout, @pinglesfarm | Handout

Halloween is just around the corner, and Pingle's Farm has created the perfect Halloween stop if you want to celebrate with your four-legged friend.

Hallowoof is an annual event at Pingle's Farm where you can bring your dog to join in on all the festivities the farm has to offer like, pumpkin picking, a giant corn maze, wagon rides, treats and more.

Keep Reading Show less

If you were driving on Highway 401 on Saturday night, you might have come away with a broken windshield.

Ontario Provincial Police reported in a tweet that on September 18 at 8 p.m., "a mischief which could have resulted in serious injuries," took place on Highway 401's second line road overpass.

Keep Reading Show less

The Guelph Police are investigating students having their drinks spiked at the University of Guelph with an "unknown substance" after receiving information from the university.

Police say four complaints have been made. "Two of the complaints are related to a recent house party in the south end of Guelph, and two are related to a small on-campus gathering last month," according to a press release.

Keep Reading Show less