There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration that comes with a first date. However, now that the anxiety riddled part is over (getting the date), it’s time for the hard work to be put into effect. The decision as to where one might go on a first date can be tricky.
Taste, likes and dislikes as well as what kind of mood you wish to convey centres around where your choice of venue. Are you in a romantic mood or do you wish to show your silly side? Regardless of your approach, with the myriad of options within the GTA, the choice needn’t be so complicated. Let the games begin.
Here are 6 first date ideas in Toronto
Kensington Market By The Sidewalk Food Tour
Taking a stroll down the historic streets of Kensington Market is an experience in and of itself. But, taking the food tour while walking hand in hand with that special someone for the first time adds the auditory and visual stimuli sure to liven up an evening while maintaining a casual “get to know you” vibe. Sample some local as well as international culinary delights while taking in the market’s ambience.
Imanishi Japanese Restaurant
There’s something about Japanese food and a date; they seem to complement one another. With its home style Japanese cooking and an intimate, down to Earth atmosphere, you and your special guest can get to better acquainted, soak in the cozy southeast Asian backdrop while sampling delicious Ebi fry and Saki.
Royal Ontario Museum
At times, it can be quite a task to find the right things to say, especially on a first date. You may find the proverbial icebreaker eludes you and would benefit greatly with a source of topic. Whether you wish to delve into a world of in-depth discussion or simply admire the various exhibits, A stroll through the monolithic corridors of the ROM will set intrigue ablaze and offers to fill an evening out with inspiring, lively conversation.
One of the more intimate experiences on this list, a beautiful, romantic walk amid the falling autumn leaves or snow capped trees twinkling in the setting evening sun; High Park offers the first date experience free off glitz, bombardment and other distractions. Your undivided attention can be directed toward your date while gazing at the wonderful backdrop nature has provided. You’re welcome.
416 Snack Bar
Perhaps, you are feeling like a more lively environment would better suit the mood you’re trying to convey? 416 Snack Bar would be a great destination. Representing Toronto’s ethnic identity with a plethora of diverse pallet teasers, your evening will be off to a fantastic start as the ambience will spring forth interesting conversation as the tastes of the 416 cap off the night.
Summer’s Ice Cream
Ice cream. Now that I have your attention… Who among us isn’t a fan of ice cream (my apologies to the lactose-intolerant folks)? Picture this, if you will: Strolling down Yorkville Rd, gazing into your date’s eyes while enjoying your favourite frozen treat. Perhaps, sampling each other’s chosen treat would make for a more intimate experience. Stopping off at Summer’s for one of their many mouth-watering favourites gives that classic, romantic sentiment that will always stand the test of time.