By Lori Bosworth
Okay, so you want to skip the traditional Valentine’s Day dinner at a restaurant this year and opt for something different. There are several other things to do Valentine’s Day in Toronto 2018 where you can spend time together doing something you both enjoy. Check out these fun Toronto events for Valentine’s Day 2018 below:
If you are looking for fun Valentine’s Day events in Toronto, the Second City Toronto’s Hooking Up: Second Base features hilarious skits about Tinder dates, new relationships, missed connections and the crazy aspects of new relationships on Wed., Feb. 14, 2018. This 90-minute comedy has two shows on Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are General $28 (you have to share a table) or Rail $43. Purchase tickets online or at the box office. You can add dinner at Wayne Gretzky’s (next door) for an additional $33.04 (two course) and $38.94 (three course). Second City is located at 51 Mercer Street, 416-343-0011.
Start Valentine’s Day off with a Couple’s Valentine’s Day package at Novo Spa in Yorkville that includes:
- Glass of Beverage for Two
- Red Rose and Chocolates
- 50 minute Massage
- 15 minute Foot Facial (scrub and massage for the feet) or Head Massage
- 20 min Couple’s private steam, color therapy shower
- Steam colour therapy sauna (recommended before the treatments)
Valentine’s Day package is $381 if you choose registered massage therapists and $338.80 if you opt for holistic therapists. You can also just book the couples 60-minute therapeutic massage with registered massage therapists for $246 or the couples 60-minute hot stone massage with registered massage therapists for $290.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbia Blue Jackets
If you both love hockey, take in a Toronto Maple Leafs game on Valentine’s Day 2018. The Leafs play the Columbia Blue Jackets at the Air Canada Centre on Wed., Feb. 14, 2018. Tickets are $109-$953 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster. The game starts at 7 p.m.
Valentine’s Day at Paint Nite Toronto
Express your creativity at Valentine’s Day Paint Nite events on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Jack Astors St. Lawrence Market; Fox and Fiddle, Danforth; Office Pub Toronto; and Upper Deck by Fran’s, Yonge and College. Participants will paint a specific painting with step-by-step instructions provided by the class instructor. Cost is $45 plus tax. Read about Blogger Diana Condolo’s experience at Paint Nite.
Looking for things to do Valentine’s Day in Toronto 2018 that are collaborative? Take the Couples Cooking Class at The Chef Upstairs, 516 Mount Pleasant Road, 416-544-9221 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. You will cook the following four-course meal during the class: The class is also available at Vaughan location at Hwy 7 and Centre Street.
- Complimentary glass of Prosecco to begin, served with flatbreads, dip, olives and cheese;
- Seared Sea Scallop with red grapefruit and avocado;
- Roasted Celery and Garlic Soup, topped with Crisp Prosciutto;
- Bistecca alla Fiorentina: A 3” thick porterhouse steak grilled to perfection, drizzled with a balsamic glaze and served with sautéed greens, oven-roasted tomatoes and cannellini beans with olive oil, salt, and pepper;
- Dark chocolate mousse with chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Beer, wine pairings and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the class. Cost is $250 per couple plus HST. All cooking classes are non-refundable and must be paid for when booked. If more than 7 days’ cancellation notice is provided to The Chef Upstairs by email or phone, you will be eligible to reschedule to a future class.
If you are looking for romantic things to do Valentine’s Day in Toronto 2018, make Valentine’s Day a special night by staying at the historic Omni King Edward Hotel at King Street East and Victoria Streets. Their Valentine’s Day Love and Luxury package includes luxurious accommodations; welcome bottle of Moët & Chandon and chocolate-covered strawberries, concierge pre-call to assist with special romantic requests, standard turndown with robes, music and lighting and late check-out of 1 p.m.
Valentine’s Day events in Toronto include the performance of Mirvish’s Charles III, which has enjoyed sold-out runs in London’s West End and on Broadway. In this future history play, the Queen has died and Charles III ascends the throne. Defying tradition, Charles attempts to reassert the crown’s power, at the expense of himself and his country. The play runs from Feb. 10 to March 4, 2018 with a performance on Valentine’s Day – Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. – at the CAA Theatre (formerly Panasonic Theatre) at 651 Yonge Street. Tickets $39, $59 and $79 and can be purchased online.
Join the Toronto Zoo on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 for dinner and a special presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will feature fascinating facts on parenthood in the wild, where you will learn 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! There will be passed hors d’oeuvres at 6:15 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. that includes Caesar salad, house salad with roasted beets and pears, herbed crusted chicken, fresh Atlantic baked salmon, vegetarian gnocchi, roasted potatoes, steamed green beans, roast vegetables, chocolate mini mousse heart, one bottled pop or juice and coffee and tea. The evening also includes a special animal encounter before dinner and a tour of the Reproductive Laboratories, led by the Zoo’s Reproductive Specialist Team. Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased online.
If you have any suggestions for things to do Valentine’s Day in Toronto 2018, please leave a comment.