The pressure of that first date and where to go is often something one can spend too much time worrying about. Living in a city as great as Toronto provides so many fun date venues where conversation can flow naturally as there is so much to talk about around you. A romantic formal meal is always great but; sometimes not the best place to choose when it comes to breaking the ice and getting to know someone. Here are a few of my favourite spots to go in Toronto.
The Distillery District
- The Distillery District (http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/) is a “historic district” with beautiful Victorian buildings and architecture. It provides both a romantic and relaxing European atmosphere with cobblestone streets, wonderful patios, art galleries and outdoor vendors. You can spend the day feeling like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Walk around and do some shopping visit the decadent chocolate factory or a brewery and then have a seat at an outdoor patio and enjoy some good food and wine. This is sure to make a good impression in a comfortable atmosphere for any first date.
- Harbourfront (http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/) is located along the shores of Lake Ontario offering year round shopping, dining as well as events and performances. You can take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront, charter a boat or just sit by the water at an outdoor patio. There is something for everyone and always a great place for an outdoor date.
- Toronto’s Beaches (http://www.thetorontobeaches.com/) are home to Toronto’s most diversified and happening waterfront entertainment location. There are several kilometres of boardwalk to walk along surrounded by a sandy beach to play volleyball on. There are festivals going on throughout the summer that are definitely worth checking out. You can go for a bike ride, a long walk or even roller blade and then stop and sit at an outdoor patio or enjoy an ice cream. My favourite casual burger restaurant Burger Priest is in the Beaches and caters to everyone. Having a vegetarian option for those who are not meat lovers. It is fresh and delicious and well deserved after a long walk on the boardwalk. If you are open to indulging Ed’s Real Scoop is a must. They serve homemade ice cream and gelato at its finest. It not only has many flavours of my favourite ice cream but also some of the best chocolate and fudge in the city.