6 affordable Valentine’s Day date spots in Toronto to help you save and score points with your date

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the pressure is on to deliver on the perfect date and gift for your new flame or significant other. The truth is, you’re most likely overthinking it! It’s really all about the time you spend together and the amazing date experience you didn’t have to spend too much on! After the holidays and the damage done on our precious savings, Interac thinks the focus should be on staying in the black, exploring locally, and spending within your means by using Interac Debit and Interac Flash!

This Valentine’s Day, treat your date, or quite simply yourself, to a stand-out experience without breaking the bank! Below you’ll find 6 fun & affordable experiences to check out on the evening of Valentine’s Day around downtown Toronto.

Toronto Light Festival

Jump into Toronto’s historic Distillery District to enjoy the Toronto Light Festival. This unique event features the vibrant work of over 20 internationally acclaimed artists, live music, alcohol sampling, restaurants and one-of-a-kind stores! Did we mention it costs nothing to visit?

(Photos from Facebook.com/tolightfest)

Dates: January 18 – March 3, 2019

Location: Toronto Distillery District

Cost: Free

Link: https://torontolightfest.com/


Hooking Up With Second City: Third Base

The Second City’s latest laughter-inducing show, Hooking Up with The Second City: Third Base, takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections, online dating and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents and even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at … Grab your tickets, they go fast!

(Photos from SecondCity.com)

Dates: February to March

Location: Toronto Mainstage Theatre,

51 Mercer St., Toronto

Cost: Tickets starting at $20, dinner and show packages starting at $57

Link: https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/hooking-up-with-the-second-city-third-base/


The Rec Room

Be a kid again and let your freak flag fly at the 40,000 square foot Rec Room. Go and play nearly a hundred arcade games, enjoy live DJs and delicious pub food any night of the week and Rec Room is even hosting local comedians February 14 for a Tinder Tales Presents a Not So Valentine’s Show, check it out for a good laugh.

(Photos from TheRecRoom.com)

Dates: Ongoing

Location: 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto

Cost: $20 VIP ticket includes guaranteed premium seating and $15 General Admission

Link: https://www.therecroom.com/toronto-roundhouse/events/tinder-tales-presents-a-not-so-valentines-show/70020000023022


Chef’s Valentine’s Day Dinner at Assembly Chef’s Hall

One of the hottest spots in Toronto, Assembly Chef’s Hall, is shaking things up yet again! This Valentine’s day enjoy a one-night-only collaboration with an exclusive 5-course seated dinner featuring dishes from Mira Mira, Colibri, Reyna, Chef’s Table and Short & Sweet Bakeshop. Don’t miss out; they’re reinventing the space with candles, white table clothes… The whole nine yards!


(Photo from Facebook.com/EatAssembly)

(Photo from Facebook.com/EatAssembly)

Date: February 14

Location: 111 Richmond St. W., Toronto

Cost: Tickets are $75 per person and optional $35 pairing. Conditions apply.

Link: https://www.assemblychefshall.com/event-details/valentines-day-dinner-chefs-tastingmenu


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ripley’s Aquarium

Here fishy, fishy, fishy! Press your face against the glass and find Nemo at one of Ripley’s Aquarium’s exclusive afterhours events. Join in on the upcoming Friday Night Jazz experience or surprise your significant other with an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dinner featuring a three-course meal under the sharks and an awesome party, where under the sea dance moves are highly encouraged!

(Photo taken from RipleyAquariums.com)

Date: February 7, 2019 and February 14, 2019

Location: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

Cost: $275 + HST per couple and $250 + HST for obstructed views of the exhibit

Link: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/valentines/


Puppy Yoga

Are you ready to see your friends, family and significant other grinning from ear to ear? Surprise them with a puppy yoga class and get that exact reaction! That’s right, you’ll get the opportunity to roll around on the ground with the fluffiest puppies in Toronto for an entire hour, cuddles and photos are mandatory. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible, these classes fill up quick.


(Photo taken from PuppyYoga.com)

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Dates: Ongoing

Location: Toronto (address varies based on class selection)

Cost: Tickets are $39.99

Link: https://puppyyoga.com/products/toronto-presale

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