Valentines Day Ideas

Things to Do in Toronto for Valentine’s Weekend

Guest post by Emma Bergland. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter!

Love is all you need….and maybe some dinner plans…

If you’re celebrating Valentine’s day in #The6 this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few unique ways to enjoy the holiday–whatever your budget.

For the Sports Fans:

NBA All Star Game  $$$
Big spender? Checkout the NBA All Star game with your sweetheart. Come for the sport, stay for the celebs and the after parties. Tickets here and here.

Toronto Raptors All Star Game

NBA All Star Viewing Party – $
So you don’t have the cash to go the actual game…host a viewing party instead! Steal your dads 80″ TV, make nachos and wings, invite your favourite couples and friends over and don’t forget the beer! Click here for party ideas and recipes.

Whoopie Pies

The Netflix & Chill Couple:

TIFF Next Wave Festival  $$$
Enjoy romance? Take in a screening of the Notebook. Or if you’re into the indie scene, enjoy Mustang or Ghost World. Throw it back to the 90s with a live read of Space Jam (with all the celebs and basketball players in town for NBA All Star it’s sure to be a great reading). Next Wave has something for everyone, and with the Bell Lightbox on King Street West, there are load of great places to grab dinner after a screening. Tickets here.

TIFF Next Wave Festival


Drive-in Movie with a Twist  $
So you want to make ‘Netflix & Chill’ a little classier this holiday? Create a drive-in movie at home! Canadians make it in your living room–or if you’re lucky enough to be in a warmer part of the world, create it in your backyard. Borrow a projector, set up a screen or a white sheet, make a pillow fort and of course don’t forget the DIY concession stand. Click here for a DIY how-to!

DIY Movie Night

The Partiers

NBA All Star Parties  $$$
There are dozens of celeb hosted parties happening in Toronto this weekend. If dancing with your hottie or drinking with your girls is your thing – you’ve got your pick of venues this V-day. Tickets and party list here.

NBA All Star After Parties

Bartender One Workshop – $
Learn to make all your favourite drinks with your honey at Bartender One’s workshop. Impress your friends the next time you go out with your new skills, or flirt your way behind the bar to get your drinks faster. Normally $99 Bartender One’s offering a Groupon ($35) for a limited time.

Bartender Workshop

The Lyric Lovers

Fall Into Love Concert – $$
This concert showcases timeless love songs. Everything from instrumental to the Beatles, to broadway show tunes. You’ll hear songs from all over, in multiple languages, with breathtaking lyrics. Fall in love all over again while listening to the world’s greatest love songs at Greenwin Theatre. Tickets here.

Concert Dates

Ticketmaster Tickets for 2 && Karaoke in Korea town  – $
Take advantage of Ticketmaster’s 2 for 1 deal and score some awesome concert tickets for you and bae. After you’ve got the perfect V-day gift down, head to XO Karaoke in Korea town. Have some drinks and let your inner Beyonce out. Bonus points if you and your guy do a duet for the crowd.

For the Adventurers 

Deep Sea Soiree  $$$
Celebrate V-day under the sea with Ripley’s Aquarium. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, photos and music while rolling in the deep with your darling. P.S. They have a doughnut wall and a fondu bar! Tickets here.

Ripley's Deep Sea Soirée

Escape Room Adventure – $
Not for the faint of heart; this simulation will test how well you, your significant other and four other strangers work together to escape a room in time for rescue. Casa Loma also has some amazing scenarios, however they’re sold out for V-day weekend–so try the wait list! Tickets here and here.

Toronto Escape Room Adventure

The Single Ladies

Hotel & Spa Weekend – $$$
If you’ve got the cash or enough girls, split a hotel suite and live it up for the weekend. Book spa treatments at your hotel or get your nails done at Polish’d Nail bar and Her Majesty’s Pleasure. After a day of pampering, order room service and an in-room movie. Why head to Cineplex when you can watch Ryan Reynolds in your pjs while stuffing your face.

Her Majesty's Pleasure
Photo courtesy of Her Majesty’s Pleasure

PS- need an awesome Playlist for your weekend? Check out our #SingleLadies playlist

I’d Tap That (The Original Crush Party) @ The Gladstone Hotel – $
Strapped for cash or just want to go out and hit up some hotties with your girls? Head to the Gladstone for this awesome event. Throw it back to your teen years with games like truth or dare and spin the bottle. Flirt via #Hashtag on their twitter wall, and send love notes and lollypops to that guy/girl you’ve been eyeing across the dance floor.

The Gladstone Hotel Events

Guest post by Emma Bergland. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter!

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