Sure, you could go for a romantic dinner and a stroll along the boardwalk. But everyone’s doing that. If you’re in Toronto with your one and only this Valentine’s Day, here are some more unique ways to celebrate your love. 

His and hers massages

Let the pros at Hammam Spa work the stresses of life out of you for an hour. The great thing about this spa is its location: when you leave, you’ll be on trendy King Street West and the city’s your oyster. We’d recommend a post-massage cocktail at Gusto 101 across the street.

Go for a skate

It’s fun. It’s active. And it almost forces you to hold hands. Since you probably didn’t bring skates with you to Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square is your best bet because they have a skate rental shop. After a few spins around the ice, head across the street to Mercatto at the Eaton Centre for some food, a few drinks and some shopping.

Whip up a bit of love

You’ll still get to enjoy a meal, but you’ll get to prepare it yourself and learn a few kitchen tricks in the process. We’re partial to Dish Cooking Studio on College Street. But do book early — it’s an extremely popular spot.

Do some painting

Express your love with a paint brush and a bit of wine. The best part is that you’ll get to leave with a reminder of V-Day 2019 that you made yourself. The city’s full of paint studios like this, but our favourite is Paint Cabin on Gerrard, mostly because of the friendly staff. It’s so much fun.

Escape the Ordinary

If you want to work up some desire, put yourself in a bit of fabricated danger in Casa Loma’s Escape Room. You and your special someone can put your heads together with others to figure out the clues, metaphorically break down the walls and have a great time. And when you’re done, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from Dupont Street, home to some of the more trendy restaurants in the city. If you can get a reservation at Big Crow, we’d highly recommend it. It’s an outdoor (but heated) barbecue joint.

Cruise the Harbour

Even in the dead of winter, you won’t find a better a view of the city than from one of the Harbour cruise boats. It might be a bit chilly on the deck, but al the more reason to huddle up close together and admire the city lights. You can even book a dinner cruise if you want.

Hang tight in the Pantages

If truly unique is want, it doesn’t get more different than our hotel. If staying in sounds like the perfect plan for you, look into our Romance For Two package.

Whatever you wind up doing this Valentine’s Day in Toronto, be sure to have a. Warm coat handy. Mid-February is when the city’s at its chilliest. And since we had a somewhat mild fall, you better believe Mother Nature’s going to more than make up for it in the winter.

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