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Toronto is for Romantics: Valentine’s Day Activities for every type

Fun | Written on February 10, 2015

Toronto is a city made for romance. The views, the cozy bars and the winter weather all make for an ideal cuddle fest for city dwellers. Whether you’re a full-blown romantic and go all out on a lavish dinner for two or want something a little more inconspicuous, there’s something to do for every personality and interest. We’ve got every type covered for a sure-fire way to make this Valentine’s Day one for the books.

For the ones who want a mini getaway: Visit the Island

Did you know you can take a stroll on the Toronto island in the midst of winter? Ferry services run all year long for those who can’t get enough of long walks on the beach. Check out Centreville in its closed state. It feels a little like a carnival ghost town, which we think is kind of romantic. If you want something a little more classic, a walk down the cottage-lined streets will be sure to warm your heart.

Island Ferry schedules available here

View of downtown from the island. Photo via topleftpixel.com

View of downtown from the island. Photo via topleftpixel.com

For the traditionalists: A super-romantic dinner at an equally romantic restaurant

Caffino in Liberty Village is the ideal spot for a Valentine’s Date that looks and feels like it’s straight out of a movie. Sit at one of the candle-lit tables and order spaghetti from their classic Italian menu (insert Lady and the Tramp joke here) while reminiscing over nostalgic moments.

Enter Caffino for a delicious and romantic dinner date. Photo via blogto

Enter Caffino for a delicious and romantic dinner date. Photo via blogto

For the adventurous: Archery classes at Casa Loma

What better setting to channel your inner Katniss Everdeen than a castle in the middle of the city? Casa Loma offers couple’s archery classes around this romantic time of the year. The beautiful architecture can be distracting so just make sure you’re focusing on the target while aiming!

Feel like a prince or princess while shooting at a target in Casa Loma. Photo via where.ca

Feel like a prince or princess while shooting at a target in Casa Loma. Photo via where.ca

For the competitive: A few friendly rounds at a Board Game Café

With the popularity of board game cafes (and bars) popping up around the city like Snakes and Lagers or Castle Board Game Café, it’s the best way to engage in some friendly competition with a game of Life. (It’s also a great way to find out more about your date…how many kids do they want, what are their career aspirations since these are all things that pop up in the famous board game)? Sip on a latte or a craft beer while the friendly rivalry continues.

Winner gets to choose the next game, loser buys the next round. Photo via notable.ca

Winner gets to choose the next game, loser buys the next round. Photo via notable.ca

Do you have Valentine’s Day plans already? Tweet them to us at @liveinlibertyTO, we’d love to know what you’re doing!