Best place I have personally found to take a first date is the Toronto Zoo.It is a safe public place and a great ice breaker to get the conversation started. Gives you a reason to take a camera with you and is great exercise.You’re surrounded by vapid conversation, trying to avoid being captured in everyone’s Instagram shots; you’re exhausted, arms folded, struggling to maintain your composure while leaning against a rickety railing. And there is no better place for adventurous mates to practice togetherness than inside one of Treetop Trekking’s zip lining and aerial games parks.By the time you reach the desk, you’ve got 10 seconds to choose from 4,000 options. Make the most of that long, awkward wait and hit your date with the hard questions. With five Ontario locations, two of which are in the GTA, these outdoor forest areas are a dream for climbers and thrill-seekers looking for something more than an ordinary date.From a slew of big budget, Tony-winning reproductions, to some independent and original creations, there is a ton of theater culture to experience this summer. If this sounds like your idea of romance, then you and your date are in luck.If you’re tired of the big Cineplex, bring your date to one of over thirty houses in the all-encompassing Toronto Theatre District. Summer in Toronto means more music festivals than you can shake a Selfie Stick at.
Downey’s is a perrenial best bet, or check out Whittamore’s before it closes to the public at the end of the season.
For the smoother, sexier sounds check out the legendary Toronto Jazz Festival.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
The Toronto Ornithological Club and Bird Studies Canada are two great organizations that offer up a ton of FREE information on birds both transient and native to the downtown core.
Visit their websites for more info on outings, where to look, what to bring—or how to start your own adventure.
For those looking for something hotter than the typical dinner-and-a-movie night out, check out our list of unique date ideas.