Sometimes you just have to switch it up.
And while a standard dinner date is the typical go-to, this is your chance to reinvent date night and get out of your comfort zone. To make the decision process that much easier, we’ve rounded up 10 unique Toronto-based date ideas that are anything but ordinary.
From axe throwing to a murder-mystery themed escape room, these date ideas will make your date night unlike anything you’ve done before.
What: Spending your night zipping down on a snowy mountainside sounds like the perfect date idea. Luckily for you, Toronto has various snow tubing locations that are all within three hours of the city.
Address: Various locations, all addresses can be found here
What: Let out your inner Katniss and challenge your date to an epic game of archery tag. This is ideal for couples (or friends) who are looking to enjoy some friendly competition. Toronto’s Archery District features a shooting range and a large playing field and combines archery with aspects of paintball and dodgeball to create an evening of fun.
Address: 770 Birchmount Rd. Unit 22
What: If axe throwing isn’t your thing, perhaps you might enjoy knife throwing? This is one experience you’ll never forget and will give you the chance to show off your skills and impress your date. Toronto’s Knife Throwing has a range where you and your date can test out your skills, and the venue is BYOB for those looking to enjoy some beverages.
Address: 6 Curity Ave
What: For the more adrenalin seeking types, head over to Toronto’s iFly for a date night that features the thrill of skydiving without all the risks.
Address: 2007 Winston Park Dr
What: Toronto’s Distillery District has been transformed into a magical outdoor light festival, that features mesmerizing light sculptures, breathtaking light canopies, neon artworks and futuristic laser formations. The best part? The TO Light Festival is completely free!
Address: The Historic Distillery District
What: Whether you’ve made plans with your significant other or you’re spending the evening with your friends, look no further than axe throwing. Toronto’s Bad Axe Throwing is the world’s biggest urban axe throwing outlet with 11 outlets across Canada and the US.
Address: 346 Ryding Ave, Unit 201
What: You’ll feel guilt-free about indulging in dessert after spending some time at Toronto’s Pursuit OCR, which is a massive indoors obstacle course. Not only will you enjoy an incredible workout, you’ll also get to relive your youth as you swing from monkey bars, play in a massive ball pit and chase your date up the jungle gym.
Address: 444 Dufferin Street
What: Challenge your date to an epic trampoline experience that’s unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Toronto’s Sky Zone is the perfect spot for those looking to have some fun, as it features several courts dedicated to trampoline dodge ball, a recreational bouncing space and basketball court, and even a massive foam pit.
Address: 45 Esandar Dr, Unit 1A
What: Toronto’s newest escape room – 13 Sedah Ave – is definitely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Created by the folk at No Way Out, 13 Sedah Ave looks like it’s right out of a horror movie, complete with disheveled and deteriorating decor, bloody walls, and a very low escape success rate. If you’re looking for an excuse to get close to your date, this might be your top pick.
Address: 1200 Lorimar Dr. Unit 7&8
What: For those with a more creative side, spend your date at Toronto’s Paintlounge. The venue has its own Cafe Bar, and of course, you get to paint some something that you can hang up at home so you can remember your amazing date.
Address: 784 College St