One of the largest and ethnically diverse cities in North America, Toronto is an internationally acclaimed city with an abundance to do and see. Not surprisingly, there is an eclectic plethora of possibilities for date night in Toronto. One article alone could not begin to cover the range of possibilities.
Of course the most common destinations for a date in Toronto would include any number of the thousands of restaurants, bars, and clubs that can be found in every area of the city. But what if you don’t drink? Sometimes a bar or a club is not the right scene, especially for a non drinker. While dinner at a restaurant is always nice, what else is out there?
Great Spots For a Date In Toronto
Try something fun and adventurous. The CN Tower is a famous Toronto icon but you don’t have to be a tourist to take it in. The Edgewalk at the top of the tower is a thrill and lets you see the city from a new perspective. The other nice thing about this activity is that it could be an afternoon date which in and of itself takes the pressure off of going for drinks. You can still go for a meal afterwards but you don’t have to order alcohol.
Other wonderful afternoon options include the St. Lawrence Market, visiting one of Toronto’s many beautiful parks or islands, or taking in a ball game. The St. Lawrence Market is a great place to stroll with a date. You can peruse the many vendors, have snacks along the way, and get to know your date by talking about the things that you see and eat and finding out what they like and dislike along the way.
Dating Locations – Think Outside The Box
Although Toronto is one of the largest cities in the world, it has many beautiful green spaces to enjoy. Take a stroll through High Park or enjoy a Ferry ride to Centre Island or Ward’s Island. All of these options will keep you busy and have nothing to do with the traditional bar scene.
The theatre district is a great place to take in a show and enjoy a meal. If you don’t drink, you don’t necessarily want to spend the night in a bar or a club. Enjoying a night out at the theatre is a great way to spend some time and enjoy something cultural. Then if you want to go for a meal after, you’ve got easy conversations starters ready to go as you inquire about what they liked or didn’t like about the production you saw.
If you and your date like to be active, check out Pursuit OCR. This is Toronto’s indoor playground for adults. With over 10,000 square feet of obstacle course fun and an adult only ball pit, this is a great spot to take a date if you don’t drink. Physical exercise is a known turn on and what better way to exercise then acting like a kid and having fun on a jungle gym?!
Of course, you can still take your date to any number of the restaurants or bars in the city, even if you don’t drink, but if you’re going to pursue this route, try something a little out of the box which lets you focus on something other than the alcohol. SPiN is a 12,000 square foot Ping Pong nightclub in the heart of downtown Toronto. Here you can focus on the fun of competing against each other at the ping pong table instead of which trying to decide what to order from the bar. The point is, there are many exciting and unique places to take a date in Toronto if you don’t drink.