Did your date night get rained-out? We’re here to help! Don’t let your whole day be a wash-out when it’s less than ideal weather outside, and now with the fall and winter seasons approaching these couldn’t be more useful!
Stay dry, stay warm, and have a great time with your date with these in-climate, outside-the-box rainy day date ideas (and no, it’s not dinner and a movie).
Eataly just hits different when it’s raining outside. Whether it’s walking around with a glass of wine while shopping for the best ingredients for a romantic, at-home dinner; or participating in a cooking class, this Italian market is your spot.
It’s proximity to the Bay TTC station makes it perfect for that rainy weather, too! You barely have to step outside.
Located at: Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St W, Toronto
Museum of Illusions
Are you feeling an interactive, immersive, and fun experience for you and your date? Try out the Museum of Illusions in the heart of downtown. The museum will be sure to entertain you with cool exhibits, trippy experiences and mind-bending activities from the moment you enter.
Plus, there are tons of photo opps of all the whimsical things inside, and a gift shop to remember your date (because that part’s not an illusion).
Located at: 132 Front St E, Toronto
Touch Massage Bar
Sometimes rainy days just call for relaxation. Escape the rain off of King West at Touch – the creative coupling of a Massage Bar and social experience (with a killer wine selection).
We highly recommend pairing a romantic seated massage with a charcuterie board and some wine as you unWINEd, get it?
Located at: 51 King St W Suite 102, Toronto
Freeplay TO Arcade Bar
Impress your date with a fun visit to Freeplay Arcade. It’s a retro-themed gaming restaurant and bar with two levels of nostalgic games to play from classic arcade games, pinball machines, and video game consoles at the booths. You aren’t going to want to leave, and won’t even notice the weather outside!
Located at: 300 College St, Toronto
This next one is a gorgeous candle boutique and workshop where you and your date can create your own luxury custom candles. We love the idea of taking something home for you to remember the date by!
Choose, combine, and create your perfect fragrance for your personalized candle from start to finish in a romantic setting that feels like a swanky French café – you can even get coffee, tea, wine and other beverages during your date.
Located at: 88 Avenue Rd, Toronto
BATL Axe Throwing
BULLSEYE! Get ready to make an impression with a unique date idea. Perfect for unleashing your stress in a healthy way, BATL offers an urban indoor axe throwing experience. Show your date that you love trying new things!
Located at: 33 Villiers St, Toronto
K1 Speed: Indoor Kart Racing
Get your adrenaline pumping and show off your fast and furious skills at K1 Speed! This indoor electronic go karting track, restaurant and lounge, and arcade centre has locations in both North York and Mississauga.
Located at: 75 Carl Hall Rd #9, North York & 1330 Eglinton Ave E, Mississauga
St. Lawrence Market Cooking Classes
Looking for a fun date idea where you take away a useful new skill? Why not try a cooking class at St. Lawrence Market? They offer a range of classes from delicious Mediterranean Seafood to making your own Choux Puff Tower!
Click here to see what upcoming events are happening for the perfect rainy day date.
Located at: 92 – 95 Front St. E, Toronto
Canada’s first inflata-park is the perfect spot for an active rainy day date. Connect with your inner child and experience arcade games, laser tag or bounce around the giant inflatable park. Get your competitive juices flowing in a fun way!
Located at: Unit A, 65 Orfus Road, Toronto
Ready to enter the game? Activate is the world’s first active gaming facility, where you’ll play arcade-style games by actually jumping, climbing, and dodging.
You and your group of 3-5 will move freely between eleven interactive rooms, choosing games that challenge your agility, problem solving, and speed. This spot is perfect for rainy day double dates, group outings or throuples. Click here to book your experience.
Located at: 1980 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
If you’re in Markham, Go Place is the perfect spot for an indoor date full of pampering and relaxation. This luxury Leisure Club & Spa located at First Markham Place offers an unparalleled wellness experience with over 68,000 square feet of Jacuzzi, specialty baths, saunas, treatment rooms, lounging and dining areas for the perfect spa day date.
Located at: 3275 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham
Miraj Hammam Spa
Indulge in traditional Middle Eastern Hammam and Gommage treatments while your imagination takes you on a mystical journey into the past. Located inside the beautiful Shangri La hotel, the Miraj Hammam Spa will transport you to another world without even having to leave the city. Experience a voyage inspired from the ancient rituals of the Middle East on the ultimate rainy day escape.
TIP: Book a spa service at the Miraj Hammam Spa inside the Shangri La Toronto to gain free access to their pool, sauna and cabana areas before or after your treatment!
Located at: Inside Shangri La hotel, 188 University Ave, Toronto
LYFE is located right in the heart of Leslieville and offers a holistic journey to well-being.
Explore the depths within your self and experience a blended approach to wellness through carefully curated studio offerings, events, workshops, and a delicious cafe menu.
The perfect date for pausing to find solace, mindfulness, and the simple joy of being.
Located at: 998 Queen Street E, Toronto
Bata Shoe Museum
A shoe lover’s dream date: the Bata Shoe Museum! Featuring over 1,000 shoes and related artefacts, the BSM celebrates the style, development and function of footwear across four impressive galleries. From Chinese bound-foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms, there is something for everyone to explore.
Bring your solemate to this sneakerhead-worthy date idea!
Located at: 327 Bloor St W, Toronto
Wherever you’re headed in Ontario (or across Canada), you can find tons of fun and unique date ideas and news here, every day 24/7… no matter the weather.