Here is a short list of ideas to celebrate 2016 Valentine’s Day in Toronto with your special someone.
1. Valentine’s Day Sweets & Chocolate Tour
Everyone gives chocolate. But you? You’re looking for something special. You give chocolate, cupcakes, & more delectable treats wrapped up in a fun stroll through Kensington Market! This year, give a Valentine’s Day to remember with Toronto’s only sweets tour.
February 13, 14 and 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM (2 hours approx)
2. Sweet Heart Tea
Treat your special someone, friends or family to a Victorian-inspired tea, including finger sandwiches and sweets in Mrs. Gibson’s parlour. Costumed interpreters serve afternoon tea in the setting of the elegant mid-19th century home. Guests may tour the museum at their leisure. Details
Saturday February 13, 2016
Two seatings: 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM
Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St, Toronto
$20 plus tax per person. Call 416-395-7432 to register.
3. Valentine’s Fireside
Spend a cosy Valentine’s Day evening at the Inn near a roaring fire, listening to live music and enjoying a mulled beverage with crepes, cookies and chocolate. Details
Saturday February 13, 2016
Two seatings: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM; 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto
$40 per couple includes a plated dessert and a mulled wine beverage each.
Additional cash wine bar. Pre-registration required.
4. SpeakEasy! A Roaring 20’s Murder Mystery
Flappers & Gangsters & Gunshots Oh, My!
Join us for Opening Night at East Side Marion’s Emerald City Nightclub, where Sam Spade, Al Capone, and Mae West go ‘over the rainbow’ in this Prohibition Era mystery! Details
Dinner, Show & Dancing: 06:30 PM
Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge Street, Toronto
Valentine’s Day for Teens – Grab your BFF and join us on February 12th for ROMTeen Fridays. Experience the ROM like never before with live performances, gallery activities, dancing, and much more! On Feb 12 @ ROM
5. Paint Date
This Valentine’s Day, experience it in style with an artistic adventure at Paintlounge! Package includes two solo sized (16×20″) freestyle canvas sessions, two hot loose leaf teas with choice of tea leaf and topping or americano, one hand-made flower pen gift per couple. Details
Friday, February 12, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday February 14th, 2016 | 1:00 PM- 9:00 PM
at Paint Lounge locations: 784 College St , Toronto
173 Queen St E, Toronto & 118 Main St Markham, Markham
6. A Fish Date!
1. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium with your sweet heart and enjoy a musical underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto. There will be live music paired with cash bars located throughout the aquarium. Band: Lady be Good. Details
Friday, February 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
$24.98 (Sharks after Dark admission – $5.00 off from regular admission )
2. DEEP SEA SOIRÉE – Join us for this exclusive 19+ event in the heart of the sea! Whether you’re hooked or still fishing, this event is sure to leave you head over eels! Details
Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto
7. Valentines Singles Soiree – Open Hearts
Big Hearts helping Little Hearts”! Join Single in the City, the Professional Business Network and a ton of other professional singles at this one-of-a-kind, fun-filled charity Event this Valentine’s Season! This amazing evening features a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to Cardiac Kids in support of Sick Kids. Details
Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 9:00PM – 02:00 AM
Houston Avenue – 33 Yonge St., Toronto
8. First Comes Love
One of life’s greatest gifts is the gift of a child and one of the most important and honourable jobs around! The mystery of birth, and parenthood, has been explored throughout the ages and it’s no surprise that many of the most interesting discoveries have come from the animal world. Join us for an evening of fascinating conservation facts on parenthood where you will learn facts such as how the male sea horse, and not the female, carries their young or that giant pandas only have 72 hours in which they can mate! Our Valentine’s Program includes a romantically inspired dinner, special animal encounter, an interactive group presentation and a tour of the Reproductive Labs led by our Reproductive Specialist Team! Details
Saturday, February 13 / Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
9. Brew Lover’s Ball
Fall in love with beer this Valentines Day! Join us for our 4 course beer paired dinner, designed for two. Enjoy a sultry night of live music with Jeremy Defraitas and a burlesque show- by Shepoledance. Details
Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Beer Hall at Mill St Brew Pub, 22 Tank House Lane Toronto
$69.99 plus taxes and gratuities
10. Voulez-Vous Valentine
Toronto burlesque troupes Skin Tight Outta Sight and Boylesque TO deliver a scintillating and silly French-themed show for Valentine’s. In this brand new production, we are go-going Godard along with other high brow denizens of gay Paree. Our show is a nod to french new wave cinema with many other possibly irrelevant slices of gallic guignol.. Details
Friday, February 12 and Sunday, February 14 ; Doors at 7:00 PM
Revival Bar, 783 College St. Toronto
$45 VIP; $35 Guaranteed Seating; $25 General Admission
11. Valentine’s Day Soiree
Attend the special Valentine’s Day performance of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat of this eclectic cabaret of loves won and lost. With extraordinary arrangements, six performers play seventeen instruments in this knockout, rollicking tribute to the remarkable writer. Through Cohen’s transcendent songs and lyrical honesty, audiences will be transported to New York’s infamous hotel – a place full of music and enchantment, desire and passion.
Sunday February 14, 2016 | Dinner: 05:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto
12. Concerts / Live Theatre & Dinner
Enjoy a concert or take in a live theatre performance and go for dinner at your favourite restaurant: Open Table Valentine’s Day Dinner Listings .
1. Fall into Love: A Mitch Smolkin Valentine’s Special @ Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for Arts | February 14, 2016 – 07:30 PM
Fall Into Love, the concert, will take you on a spectacular journey with some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. From the French ballads of Charles Aznavour, through the masterful love songs of The Beatles, to the unforgettable melodies of Broadway, this concert showcasing songs and poetry in five languages will leave you breathless. Acclaimed vocalist and entertainer Mitch Smolkin will be joined by an all-star cast to create an unforgettable night. Soaring duets with celebrated singers Gabi Epstein, Amanda Martinez and David Dunbar, these powerful singers will be joined by stellar musicians, featuring musical director and guitarist Levon Ichkhanian, pianist David Warrack and violinist Anna Atkinson.
2. Everything I Love | February 13, 2016 – 08:00 PM @ Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts
3. 2CELLOS | February 13, 2016 – 08:00 PM @ Sony Centre
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.
Live Theatre events include
The Last 5 Years @ Lower Ossington Theatre – An emotionally powerful and intimate story of love made and love lost. Experience the beautiful, sweeping story of a five year relationship between two artists: Cathy, an aspiring actress, and Jamie, a successful young novelist. The stunning score follows their five-year relationship with songs that will resonate with everyone who’s ever experienced a real relationship full of laughs, tears, love and pain.
Kinky Boots @ Royal Alexandra Theatre
Gaslight @ Ed Mirvish Theatre
A Night With Janis Joplin @ Panasonic Theatre
Siegfried @ Four Seasons Centre
One Night Only: The Greatest Musical Never Written @ Factory Theatre Mainspace
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO @ Four Seasons Centre
Within the Glass @ Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace
Elle @ Theatre Passe Muraille
The Winter’s Tale @ Coal Mine Theatre
Cowboy Versus Samurai @ Michael Young Theatre, Young Centre for Performing Arts,
The Cherry Orchard @ Berkeley Street Theatre
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Scarborough Village Theatre
Les Belles-Soeurs @ Oshawa Little Theatre
Dalton And Company & Venus’ Daughter @ The Theatre Centre
Anything Goes @ Lower Ossington Theatre
13. Anti-Valentine’s Day
Hate Valentine’s Day but still want to do something? Come and learn real archery (winners get a prize) and join in or watch a Live Dating Show. Our Rage Room (extra cost) will be open all day where you can smash cups and plates with a bat and crowbar. Details
February 14th, 2016 | 2:00 PM -5:00 PM
Battle Sports Inc, 26 Ashwharren Road, Toronto
$15 early bird, $20 at the door