Valentine’s Day in Toronto – 2018

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Here is a short list of ideas to celebrate 2018 Valentine’s Day in Toronto with your special someone.

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1. Escape the City

Orangeville is a great place for a day trip or weekend getaway from Toronto.

Theatre Orangeville is offering a weekend package that includes Two Tickets to a Live Performance at the theatre, Premium Overnight Accommodations @ Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn and Suites and $75 Downtown Wine and Dine Voucher which is valid at select Downtown restaurants, and Free Entry to the Scenic Trails & Bridges of Island Lake.

Details

From February 15,2018

Opera House 87 Broadway, Orangeville

$299.99 plus HST for 2!

2. Shiver Show- The Magic of Skating & Dance on Stage

For the first time in Toronto, Glisse on Ice Shows, Anton Azanov & KulKat Entertainment Inc. have teamed up to present to you a fascinating & romantic twist on the dangerous tale of the Ice Queen and her frozen kingdom, in a story told through theater, figure skating & dance.

Incorporating dance elements of Ballroom, Latin, Flamenco and Ballet, Circus Elements of Lyra & Pole, Musical Interludes with captivating female vocals & violin and of course Figure Skating, this will be a show you won’t want to miss!

Details

Friday February 9th | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday February 10th | 4:00 PM -5:30 PM & 7:30 PM -9:00 PM

Glenn Gould Studio Theater- 250 Front Street West, Toronto

Premium : $110, Standard $85

3. Love at the Zoo: First Comes Love

Join us for a delicious evening of food and fun as we learn the fine art of romance as observed in the animal kingdom.
Join us for an evening of fascinating facts on parenthood in the wild, 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!

Details

Saturday February 10 OR Wednesday February 14 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Toronto Zoo
2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto

 $85 / $160 Couple, includes dinner

4. Hooking Up: Second Base

We’re bringing romance back this year–with a skewered spin. The Second City proudly presents “Hooking Up: Second Base.” We’ve pulled together our favourite tales of Tinder troubles, long-lost lovers, and all the sickening bliss that comes with new relationships. Rolled up into 90 minutes of fresh, new comedy, this fast-paced performance is just the right amount of heat you need this February.

Details

February 12 to 18, 2018

 The Second City
51 Mercer St, Toronto

$26 & up

5. A Loveless Retreat For Self Professed Geeks

Come join us for Films, Docs and Talks on subjects that Nerds and Geeks Love like – ESports, B-Movies, SuperHeroes, Cardistry, Weird Science, Geek Culture, Geek Love and Post Apocalyptic SciFi.

GeekFest is a great alternative to traditional Valentine’s Day celebration.
Come alone, with any non-mineral Companion or with a Group of Deuterostomes.

Details

February 14, 2018 | 5PM-10:30PM

Cinecycle Coachhouse
129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

$12 per film block – $30 for the whole event

6. Winter Palace Ball

This Masquerade will be a night to remember with exceptional performances, two live bands, a silent auction, spectacular dinner service, and a full night of dancing. Caviar appetizers and champagne await you!

Details

Friday, February 9, 2018 | 6:30PM – 1:30AM

Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd W, Toronto

$90 to $130

7.Veni Vidi Valentine

On this day of the wretched red and pink Hallmark cards, the globe-trotting trollops of Skin Tight Outta Sight and Boylesque TO bring you Rome, ancient Rome to be exact. Expect all the togas, orgies and excess your little, lovesick heart desires. With oiled up gladiators, vestal virgins and well-wined Bacchanalian feasts, the Gods must be joking! Your hosts, Caligula (Johnnie Walker aka Ginger Darling), the Faun (SMB) and the Mino-whore (Tanya Cheex) lead a romping spectacle that’s sure to go up in flames!

Details

Wednesday, February 14 |  6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Revival Bar, 783 College St. Toronto

$65 VIP; $35 Guaranteed Seating; $25 General Admission

8. Goin’ Back to New Orleans

Join us for an evening of kick-back-your-heels traditional Mardi Gras street beat music, parade, beads and more on February 10th at 7:00 pm with the Patrick Tevlin’s Magnolia Brass Band and friends. Enjoy Patrick Tevlin playing his trumpet, Jacqueline chia on her trombone, Paul Neufield on the sousaphone and Jordan Klapman, music director, playing the Bosendoffer Imperial grand piano. After the concert, indulge in a a free New Orleans-themed reception in the Great Hall of historic St Andrew’s Church.

Details

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM

St Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St, Toronto

$25 at door cash/credit

9. Death by Chocolate

You’ve never had a dinner date like this. We’ve teamed up with Death in Venice and Chopped Canada winner Kaya Ogruce to present the ultimate Valentine’s Day romance – a decadent 3 course chocolate culinary experience.

Details

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 7.30 PM – 10 PM

Death in Venice, 536 Queen St W, Toronto

$69 per person

10. Valentine’s Day Celebrations at Ripleys

Come and enjoy a romantic dining experience at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. This will be a dinner that you will never forget!

Details

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
and 9:00 PM -10:30 PM

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

$275 +HST per couple.

11. The Art of Love and Ayurveda

An experience made with of sensitivity and gentleness. 🌸Exploring the ancient system of Ayurveda and massage techniques and loves rituals❤️❤️, couple will discover and learn how to offer and receive to each other and to help growth their relationship as a couple.

Details

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 | 07:00 PM – 9.30 PM

Kula Annex Yoga Studio
304 Brunswick Ave, Toronto

$70/couple until Feb 4th, $80 regular

12. Reconnect With Your Senses

We will take you on a journey that will help increase intimacy in your relationship by experiencing alternative ways of communication together. Through reflection, guided meditation and partner yoga – you and your partner will feel connected in a deeper way. You will leave this workshop regaining your senses, perhaps rekindling your relationship and you will have certainly gained a meaningful & soulful connection with your loved one.

Details

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Vital Ki, 352 Bedford Park Avenue North York

$40 per couple

13. Valentine’s party for Couples

Banish boring St. Valentine’s Day Date Night forever! Turn this Valentine’s into an evening of discovery and magic as you rekindle passion for your partner.
We’ve crafted a night of fun, intimate and intriguing activities designed to re-discover your unique chemistry with your partner.

Details

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Randolph Theatre,
736 Bathurst Street, Toronto

$75.00 Per Couple

14. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

You’re invited to mix and mingle at Crazy Little Thing Called Love. There will be live music, yummy food and tasty drinks. A great way to shake off some of the winter blues.

Details

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

Caffeine – Toronto’s Cafe
1448 Lawrence Avenue East, North York

FREE

15. Expanding the Art of Erotica in Established Relationships

Join us as we enhance the erotic energy of our relationships. This workshop is for couples looking to explore new sensual paths and want to regain their touch with the art of erotica. We will honour the presence and energy dedicated to our partners. This is a space to deepen our connections and learn new paths to interchanging erotic energy that will enhance your sexual life and expand ecstasy.

Details

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Vital Ki, 352 Bedford Park Avenue, North York

$80, tax included Per couple

16. Other Food  and Drink Events for  a Valentines  Date

Sweetheart Tea at Gibson House: 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.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | Two sittings: 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM @ Gibson House Museum – 5172 Yonge Street, Toronto

The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer FestivalCraft Beer, Food Trucks and Campfires.

Saturday February 10, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Roundhouse Park – 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario

Pickering’s Annual Butter Tart Festival: Some of the best Butter Tart Bakers from around Ontario plus other Bakery items and of course a diverse Market Place.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Workshop:Dive into the rich and delicious world of chocolate-making with your sweetheart! Together with veteran chocolatier Odile of Odile Chocolat, the two of you will be tasting couverture chocolates, rolling champagne-infused chocolate truffles, and leaving with your very own chocolate masterpieces.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 5 PM – 6.30 PM @ Odile Chocolat, 829 Dundas St W, Toronto

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting:Make this Valentine’s Day an unforgettable one with a one-of-a-kind chocolate tasting! In this intimate experience, you’ll learn how to taste chocolate like the connoisseurs, discover how chocolate is made, try the raw cacao bean, and leave with a deeper understanding of your own chocolate preferences. You will never see chocolate the same way again!

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 3 PM – 4 PM @Livelihood Cafe, 254 Augusta Ave, Toronto

Valentine’s Day Sweet & Savoury Food Tour:Make this Valentine’s Day a delicious retreat for you and your sweetie! Embark on a culinary adventure through Kensington Market, tasting Chinese snacks, Middle-Eastern delicacies, Mexican treats and more. With a sprinkle of savoury dishes, a dash of sweet treats, and a touch of Valentine’s Day favourites, this will be a gastronomic experience to remember.

February 10 & 11, 2018  @ Meeting location:  254 Augusta Ave, Toronto

Cooking Class & Wine Pairing ExperienceLearn how to create a variety of health-inspired dishes while sipping your way through some of the world’s most renown wine regions. During an interactive, original and hands-on experience, you will be led on a mouthwatering journey exploring different authentic cuisines with complimenting wine pairings.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ 510 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto

Your Valentine’s Cupcake Design & WineFor Heaven’s Cake’s and Shakes is hosting a Valentines Day Special event where couples can come and decorate their cupcakes together, as well as have the opportunity to meet other couples.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM @ 192 Spadina Ave – 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

Giro d’ItaliaAmerican Express presents Giro d’Italia, a collection of Toronto’s best Italian restaurants. Join one of 16 restaurants for a special $45 prix fixe dinner menu for 10 days in February and explore the traditions and techniques of Italy’s cultural regions without ever leaving Toronto.

Thursday, February 15 to Sunday, February 25 | Dinner only

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17. Orchid Show

Orchids stands for love and beauty and these delicate flowers were  a symbol of fertility and virility in ancient Greece. Southern Ontario Orchid Society is hosting an Orchid Show and Sale with over 30,000 orchids on Display. Get a red orchid for your valentine!  Details

February 11 & 12, 2018

 Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

Adults $12.00
Children 12 and under Free

18. Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Who ever said that food is the path to a person’s heart, was right! Enjoy a romantic dinner date night in the cozy ambiance of 21 West Restaurant at the Old Mill Toronto. Dance the evening away with the romantic ballads of Elton John. An evening not to be missed!  Details

Saturday February 10, 2018 | Doors open 6:00 PM
Dancing 8:00 PM. -11:45 PM
Valentine’s Day Special  on Feb 14, 2018  | Doors open 6:00 PM
Pianist 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Old Mill, Toronto

$129.99 per person plus HST includes Dinner and Show

19. Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery

You are invited to spend Valentine’s Day evening with some of the most successful master sleuths of all time!

The action begins when you notice some colourful characters enter the dining room. Interact as much as you’re comfortable with- ask them where they were earlier that day, how they know each other, where that accent is from! Then, someone you’ve just met dies or a body is found. A detective is called in to lead the questioning but you get to follow along too and keep track of the clues. Guests celebrating special occasions can even be included in the show for a few extra laughs (please call the Box Office after booking to arrange). Can you figure out whodunit?!

 Details

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Dinner, Show: 06:30 PM
Show only: 07:30 PM

Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge Street, Toronto

Dinner & Show: $94.00
Show Only: $50.85

20. Plan a Paint Date

 Paint the Spit: Meet artist, Kerry O’Meara, who will lead you through painting a piece that mingles with the spirit of Tommy Thompson Park, a.k.a. The Leslie Street Spit. Kerry will guide you through the painting step-by-step – and in the end you’ll leave with your own work of art to hang on your wall..  Details

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM @ Tommy Thompson Park
1 Leslie St, Toronto


Art & Wine With Your Valentine: Experience Valentine’s Day in style with an artistic date at Paintlounge! We’ve got an awesome Valentine’s line-up so that you can creatively impress your date on V-day. Details

Various Dates at Paint Lounge locations: 784 College St , Toronto
173 Queen St E, Toronto & 118 Main St Markham, Markham

21. Toronto Light Festival

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and explore Toronto’s light festival! Go on a new visual journey and cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire with your Valentine!  Details

January 19 – March 4, 2018

The Historic Distillery District
55 Mill Street, Toronto

Free Admission

22. Valentine’s Day at The Bentway

Warm up your night with a skate around our trail, hot drinks and special Valentine’s Day food options. We’ll be offering “food to put you in the mood” from 6:00 pm ‘til close. Enjoy hand-shucked oysters from Rodney’s Oyster House and flaming s’mores empanadas from The Empanada Company.  Details

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 11:00 AM to  9:00 PM

The Bentway – 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto

Free Admission

23. Lovemobile

Three racy plays in three hot cars to rev up the romance for Valentine’s Day. A theatrical catered cocktail party featuring drinks, dancing and of course, cars!  Details

Friday, February 16, 2018 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

H.J. Pfaff Audi, 16775 Leslie Street, Newmarket

$40 to $50

24. 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. For all live music events happening this weekend, see Things to do this weekend in Toronto


Concerts for Celebrating Valentine’s Day include

1.Rumours by Fleetwood Mac A COAL MINE CONCERT @ Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth, Toronto | February 4–25, 2018 

 A hand-picked cast of Toronto’s best singers and musicians will perform Rumours in its entirety, as A COAL MINE CONCERT.

2. Comes Love: A Valentine’s Concert@ Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Toronto | Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre keeps the romance alive with a special post-Valentine’s Day concert featuring one of Canada’s leading jazz vocalists, Adi Braun. With Adi’s smooth and sultry vocals, Tom King on piano and Pat Collins on bass to set the mood, guests are sure to fall in love with this performance of vintage torch songs, timeless standards and classic love songs.
Details

3. Prohibition, A Concert @ Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto | February 9 to 22, 2018

Gangsters, flappers, booze and jazz – prohibition didn’t stop the party, it only forced it underground where it thrived. Music Director Mike Ross invites you to the Distillery District for a night of stories and songs from the “dry” days of the Roaring Twenties. Details

4.The Duet Songbook Concert Ft. Lisa Michelle & Carlos Morgan @ Hugh’s Room Live – 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto | Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Created by Carlos Morgan, R&B Songstress, Lisa Michelle and the Juno Award Winning Vocalist come together to perform some of the best, timeless and classic duet love songs from the 1960’s to present. Michelle and Morgan perform classic duet love songs from Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton, Ashford & Simpson and Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson, to name a few. Details

5. Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet @ Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe St Toronto | February 14 & 15, 2018 | 8:00pm

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the TSO’s esteemed Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis presents his selections from Prokofiev’s masterpiece, the passionate ballet Romeo and Juliet. The Orchestra’s gifted Principal Harp is featured in Reinhold Glière’s thoroughly romantic Harp Concerto, and a tuneful overture by 19th-century Russian composer Mily Balakirev opens the program. Details

6. Under the Indian Musical Sky with Constantinople and Shashank Subramanyam on Friday, February 16, 2018 | 8:00PM – 11:00PM @ Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

Acclaimed Montreal-based group Constantinople joins forces with Grammy Award-nominated flutist Shashank Subramanyam, who first caught the attention of audiences at the age of six, and has since inspired a generation of Indian Carnatic musicians. Details

7. Ian Bostridge with Julius Drake on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 8:00 PM @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto

 The acclaimed English tenor is well known for his performances as an opera singer and as a song recitalist. His international recital career has taken him to stages around the world, and his recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards. Details

8. Old Man Luedecke on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM @ Hugh’s Room Live – 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto

Old Man Luedecke is the real thing, a modern-day people’s poet and traveling bard and balladeer. He’s played around the world to a loving and increasing fan base, and won two Juno awards in the process. Tim O’Brien is a multiple grammy-winning roots multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations have made him one of the most respected American players working today. Details

9. Jim Cuddy on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 8:00PM @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto

 Joining Jim on tour are his bandmates Colin Cripps (guitar), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Steve O’Connor (keyboards), Bazil Donovan (bass) and Joel Anderson (drums). Details

10. Valentine’s Day With Micah Barnes And Jackie Richardson on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 8:00PM @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto

Chart-topping jazz artist and former member of The Nylons again joins forces with Canada’s foremost lady of theatre, jazz, blues and gospel to explore the world of love and romance. Performing songs that take the audience through the various stages of romantic relationships from the first glow to the complications of long term intimacy, these two singers create a very special magic together. Details

11. Pro-Fusion on Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 8:00-10:00 PM @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

This concert presents a fusion of favourite styles and pieces that span the interests of our audiences. With music by The Who, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Chuck Mangione, P.D.Q. Bach, Piazzolla, Michael Jackson, Queen, Bernstein, and a couple of “fan favourite” movie and musical theatre selections, “Pro-Fusion” has something for everyone, with a mélange of popular styles that are even more magical when played by a full orchestra. Details


Live Theatre events include

1. Rigoletto by By Canadian Opera Company @ The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 

When Rigoletto’s only joy, his daughter Gilda, is seduced by his amoral employer, anger and passion drive him to murder. But Gilda, blinded by a powerful and innocent love, places herself in the path of her father’s revenge, with heartrending consequences.  January 20 to February 23, 2018


2. A DELICATE BALANCE @ Young Centre for the Performing Arts

In all things – friendship, intimacy, civility – there is a balance that must be carefully maintained to avert disaster. When a daughter returns home and friends move in, Albee shows how easy it is to tip the scales.January 13 to February 10, 2018

3. Come From Away @ Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West, Toronto

It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity. February 13 to September 2, 2018 

 

For Family Day ideas, see Family Day in Toronto & GTA.

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    1. nichole matheson

      this is pretty cool thank you

      February 1, 2016 at 3:40 PM

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