First dates are hard. They're even harder when you don't really know your date at all. How will you go about impressing them? Are you going to give them chill vibes or romantic vibes? All these questions and so little time.

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These ideas are great for first dates or even couples wanting to try something new. No matter if you're on a budget or have dollars to spend, check out this list of super cool date ideas in Toronto:

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Shakespeare In the Park // High Park

If you're into theatre and want a cute date idea, Shakespeare in the park has free general admission to their shows. This summer, the shows are: King Lear and Twelfth Night

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Trinity Bellwoods Park // 790 Queen St W

There's nothing more free than the park. Take the day to get to know your date by chilling in the park and talking.

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Amsterdam BrewHouse // 245 Queens Quay W

Free tours take place Monday to Thursday at 5:00pm. and on Fridays at 11:00 A.M. Tours include a FREE tasting!! What's better than free beer?

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Allan Gardens // 19 Horticultural Ave

This free greenhouse is absolutely beautiful, and the perfect romantic place to go for a first date surrounded by incredible plants.

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Absolute Comedy // 2335 Yonge St. Toronto

Comedy shows on Tuesdays are only $5. This is a great first date! You'll know if it works out immediately if they laugh at the same jokes as you.

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Kensington Market's Pedestrian Sunday // Kensington Market

Pedestrian Sundays are the perfect way to get to know a cool Toronto neighbourhood. This is a great cheap date spot with cheap restaurants and vintage shops.

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Horseshoe Tavern // 370 Queen St. West

This famous venue has no cover on select nights, and features live music. The perfect place to take a music obsessed date!


Coffee Shop Date // Multiple Locations

Get to know your date over coffee at one of Toronto's cutest or coolest coffee shops. You can tell a lot about a person by how they drink their coffee.

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360 Restaurant //  CN Tower

If you're trying to impress your date, take them to one of the fanciest restaurants in the city with the best views.

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Miku // 10 Bay St #105

If your date loves sushi, you have to take them to this sushi restaurant. Their unique plates will impress your date for sure.

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Cineplex VIP Lounge // 10 Dundas East

You can get dinner and a movie for 2 for $50 and the cineplex VIP lounge. Impress your date with this luxury VIP experience.

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Lavelle // 627 King St. W

Rooftop patio, Toronto skyline and cool cocktails. All the makings of an impressive date!

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Toronto Edge Walk // 301 Front St. W

If you're looking to bond with your date ASAP, scare the sh*t out of them. The Toronto edge walk is a great date idea that'll give you and your date an adrenaline rush.

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Pursuit OCR // 444 Dufferin St 

This adult gym is the perfect place to get active with a date. You can be flirty and "challenge" them to some of the obstacles. (Pro tip: let your date win).

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Canada's Wonderland // 1 Canada's Wonderland Dr. 

Give your date 10 dates in one! Amusement park, water park and food and games all in one! Take a spin on the roller coasters and then finish the date on the ferris wheel.

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Battle Sports Archery // 26 Ashwarren Rd

Battle sports are the most extreme way to have a first date. If your date is good with a bow and arrow, it's a good sign.