Whether you’re looking for unique date ideas for the first, second, or even one hundredth date, we’ve got you covered. This list of date ideas will guarantee a great time and help you learn more about your date even if you’ve know them for years! Here’s a list of 7 date ideas we recommend that will help you try something new for your next romantic night out.
1. Paint Cabin
Paint Cabin, one of Toronto’s first original paint bar, will definitely leave a lasting impression on your date. They boast premier paint and drink workshop options. No experience is required to take part in all of the activities Paint Cabin has to offer.
From acrylic painting, woodcut printmaking, string art, watercolour, and their popular glow in the dark DJ paint party, they offer just about everything to make your date night a one to remember. Once you get there, they provide guided instructions for all of their activities. An instructor will even work with you one on one giving you different tips and tricks, and most importantly allowing you to take your creation in whichever direction you please. All materials are included in your workshop, and we offer catering options and male entertainers.
“Our workshops have three aims: We want you to have an amazing time. We want you to leave with artwork you love. And we want you to create something unique. That’s why we encourage you to produce any image you want, and we tailor our instruction to suit each individual.”
They offer their visitors a fully licensed bar, coffee house, 40 art stations, a cocktail menu, food menu, a lounge and a private party room. They have it all for the perfect date night. Paint Cabin is located at 723 Gerrard St. E in Leslieville.
2. La Carnita
Locally designed with the help of some of Toronto’s best street style artists, La Carnita is the spot to enjoy yummy tacos, sugary churros, and to top it all off a fresh cocktail or beer. La Carnita reminds their visitors that the heart of what they do is always to serve up a dynamic menu and connect with the community through their love of art and music.
3. Akira Back
Together with ICONINK, chef Akira Back opens his first Canadian namesake restaurant in Toronto’s Bisha Hotel. Drawing on inspiration from his Korean heritage and from traveling around the globe, chef Back created a menu that blends modern Japanese cuisine with authentic Korean flavours. In addition to his signature dishes, Back creates new items unique for the Toronto location. This unparalleled dining experience is a “true statement of luxury.”
Fun Facts: As Back was born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado he brings a sense of adventure and creativity to his culinary creations. He became an Executive Chef for Nobu Matsuhisa before opening his own celebrated restaurants Yellowtail and Kumi on the Las Vegas Strip.
He has opened his namesake Akira Back restaurants in Singapore, New Delhi and Jakarta and has recently been awarded a Michelin Star for his latest concept, Dosa, that is open in Seoul, Korea.
Reservations are recommended at 437 800-5967 or email [email protected]
4. Mamakas Taverna
Mamakas is an elegant 85-seat Greek taverna on Ossington Ave. Owner Thanos Tripi brings a fresh, authentic approach to Aegean food, offering classical Greek dishes in a contemporary fashion. Each plate is crafted to evoke the way Thanos’ grandmother cooked, inviting guests to explore Greece through the food, art, and music he loves so much.
Mamakas Taverna is meant to mimic an open market as the room is built of white concrete blocks creating an effect similar to the stucco seen throughout Greece.
“Mamakas is a nod to heritage, history and family memories – the daily trip to the market for ripe and fragrant tomatoes. Visiting a trusted butcher for fresh paithakia, and the local fish monger for the daily catch.”
Treat your date to recipes that have been passed down through generations. Experience Greek fare with a modern twist specifically designed to share.
5. SPiN Toronto
Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, this ping pong bar is guaranteed a great time for a date. At SPIN, you’ll have a night of fun and (friendly) competition. This place offers a more unique spin to a date night out in Toronto. It’s a great first date idea as ping pong is a great ice breaker and conversation starter.
SPiN Toronto is a 12,000 sq. ft ping pong social club located at 461 King Street west in the heart of downtown Toronto. The club boasts 2 fully licensed bars, 12 ping pong tables, a cocktail menu, full food menu, a lounge, and a private party room. Memberships are available for the more obsessed players, but not necessary to take part in all that SPIN has going on.
For an in-depth breakdown of SPiN, read this article.
6. Skydiving at iFly
There’s no plane, no parachute, and no jumping at iFly. It’s just you, the air, and a sense of freedom you’ve never known before. Are you ready to have the most epic date ever?
Bodyflight is one of the most exciting, fastest growing sports in the world, and nearly anyone can become a skilled flyer through their progression system and personalized coaching.
They also have iFly VR so you can take your date on the latest immersive experience from iFLY, combining VR technology with the real rush of skydiving over some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
7. Yukashi Japanese Cuisine
Finally, if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, we have another recommendation just for you. This is an amazing culinary experience you will remember forever. It will leave you enthralled by the exquisite beauty and balance taste of finely crafted dishes. The quality of ingredients is top tier as Chef Daisuke uses his genius to craft some of the best sushi dishes you can find. This is one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. You can order a 4-course dinner or a 9-course omakase at Yukashi with exceptional presentation and service.
Note: When you visit, speak with Daisuke and understand the subtleties of the dishes he crafted.
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