Waterfront Wednesdays Is Inspiring Us to Have Mid-Week Dates by the Water!

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The Waterfront BIA just announced the return of Waterfront Wednesdays, a free, weekly event that brings together the many small businesses on Toronto’s waterfront.

Launching on May 29 and running for five weeks until June 26, Waterfront Wednesdays give Torontonians a reason to take a mid-week break and check out the city’s beautiful waterfront neighbourhood, all while experiencing the unique offerings and special promotions from local small businesses.

From complimentary cruises to dockside dance workshops and discounted meal and drink deals, Waterfront Wednesdays showcases the amazing attractions and businesses that make this part of the city so unique.

Some of the Waterfront Wednesday offerings you and your date can enjoy include:

waterside date ideas

  • Free Pirate Ship Adventure & Boat Cruise with Pirate’s Life (585 Queen’s Quay W), 5:45-7:15 PM using code ‘WATERWEDNESDAY’
  • Free Escape Game & Boat Cruise with Escape The Ship (585 Queen’s Quay W), 7:45-9:15 PM using code ‘WATERWEDNESDAY’
  • Complimentary 20 minute boat rides with Skipperi (1 Queens Quay E) at the Queens Quay/Yonge location from 4-7PM – May 29, June 12 & June 26
  • 25% off pool passes to the Lakeview Pool Lounge every Wednesday at Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown (249 Queens Quay W) starting June 5th
  • Free boat tours of the waterfront, 11:15 AM and 12:15 PM, (145 Queens Quay W) hosted by Waterfront Toronto, Nieuport Aviation and the Waterfront BIA – May 29 and June 19
  • 40% off tandem kayak tours with Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre (283 Queens Quay W) using code ‘WATERWED’
  • 20% off any 60-Minute Harbour Tour with City Cruises Toronto (207 Queens Quay W) using code ‘WATER20’
  • A $99 private champagne yacht cruise and 20%-50% off a beautiful luxury yacht charter with Toronto Yachts (5 Queens Quay W)
  • Pay what you can Wednesdays for either: a two-hour afternoon sail at Gone Sailing Adventures (415 Queen Quay W) (min $50) OR Wednesday Night Sails Take Flight including a flight of Amsterdam Beer & Charcuterie for $150

wellness date ideas

  • Free Dockside Dance workshops with Art & Water (585 Queen’s Quay W)
  • 40% off paddle board rentals from 4PM – close at Toronto Island SUP with code ‘WATERWEDNESDAY’ (13 Algonquin Bridge Rd)
  • FREE HIIT, Pilates/Pelvic Health and Mobility fitness at Kinetic Labs (8 Bonnycastle Street) – May 29, June 5 & June 12th
  • Free 5KM community runs (7 pm Wednesdays), and free yoga, strength or spin classes for first timers at Kardia (10 Lower Spadina Ave) using code “KardiaCrewLove”

foodie date ideas

  • Exclusive Waterfront Wednesday Happy Hour Menu at NBA Courtside Restaurant (15 Queen’s Quay E) – 1/2 priced wine bottles, House Pours starting at $6, curated list of Happy Hour menu items & more
  • The Golden Latte at Lazy Barista (157 Queens Quay E) – their newest latte exclusively for Waterfront Wednesdays
  • The launch of Ice Creamonology’s Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream bar (250 Queens Quay W) – exclusively for Waterfront Wednesdays
  • Free soft-serve ice cream with the purchase of any entree and additional side at Joe Bird (207 Queens Quay W)
  • Happy Hour for you and your furry friend at The Slip (235 Queens Quay W) with $5 Dog Beers, $6 Cruise Summer Ale Cans & $7 Ghia Spritz (0.0%) or Aperol Spritz’s
  • Special Happy Hours (10AM-2PM & 5PM-7PM) at Café Le Neuf (190 Queens Quay E) – 25% off on all regular or large iced drinks
  • Half-priced wine bottles and a weekly Waterfront Wednesday chef’s special at Miller Tavern (31 Bay St)
  • $6 Gold Line Beer Pints, $7 Ghia Spritz (0.0% abv), and $8 Espresso Martinis at Boxcar Social (235 Queens Quay W)
  • $3 Courage Cookies, drip coffee and butter croissants at Boxcar Social Harbourfront
  • Discounted combos and menu items at South Street Burger (12 Richardson St) including a Cheeseburger Combo for $14.99
  • Special $6 cans of Rigged (Kajama’s custom light lager) on board the masted Schooner, all day long from Great Lakes Schooner

misc. fun activities

  • Making its North American debut, the new F1® The Exhibition (1 Yonge Street) is offering $5 off admission tickets on Waterfront Wednesdays
  • $10 off tickets to the one and only Second City every Wednesday (1 York Street)
  • 70% off 40 minute training sessions ($56/session, limited to 5 sessions/organization) providing tips, tricks and coaching for small groups in the areas of process improvement, employee engagement, leadership and other topics to improve profits with Kunst Solutions (130 Queens Quay E)
  • $199 hygiene cleanings at Lake Dental Centre (59 Merchant’s Wharf)

For more date ideas all around Toronto this summer, stay tuned here!

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