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Valentine’s Day in Toronto: 5 date ideas that don’t involve dinner

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Valentine’s Day in Toronto: 5 date ideas that don’t involve dinner

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Story by Nezariel Scott. GTA couples, listen up. Tomorrow (like it or not) is Valentine’s Day, which means love is in the air! If you and that special someone are the type to celebrate with the mundane tradition of getting eachother a card, flowers and/or chocolate, followed by grabbing a bite to eat, it's time to cancel your reservations and return the sweets, because we’ve got five new ways to spice up your Saturday in Toronto. Read more about where to go in Toronto this Valentine's Day after the jump… Unveil your inner Picasso at a painting session. Being creative can be an extremely intimate experience to share with someone. (Remember how steamy it was when Jack painted Rose in Titanic? Super hot.) Make this Valentine's day an artsy one with a night at Paintlounge, where you can take a specific workshop or go freestyle over coffee! Spend a luxe night at a downtown hotel. You don't have to book a flight to get away! Enjoy the city like a tourist in one of Toronto's swankiest hotel hot-spots: the Shangri-La, Thompson and Hazelton. Some offer packaged deals on Valentine's Day for the ultimate romantic experience. READ MORE: 3 Valentine's Day outfits that are anything but cheesy Get competitive with a board game. Dates where you can unwind and be yourself are the best kind. You'll never get bored over at Snakes and Lattes with their endless variety of classic and new games that are an especially great way to break the ice. (Also recommended for couples dealing with a little tension right now: We get it, it happens.) Explore local talent on West Queen West. Toronto is one of Canada's largest hubs of talent. Explore the the variety of different art on exhibit or for sale in the city's gallery hub, surrounded by beautiful architecture, parks, shops and cafes. As a starting point, we recommend checking out MOCCA and Twist Gallery. READ MORE: Valentine's jewellery we absolutely love Fall drunk in love over cocktails. Take advantage of the long weekend and hit the town with your date for some of Toronto's best cocktails. With their impressive drinks list and fun atmosphere,  BarChef is our number-one fave. READ MORE: Tinder tips from men you need to know Long distance relationships: Can it survive on Skype alone? One life to live: How one woman learned to be single
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