Even if you’re not a hopeless romantic, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show the people in your life that you appreciate them. It doesn’t have to cost a lot money either — it really is the thought that counts! There are numerous ways to spend the day with your special people, including special events, making crafts and having delicious meals and/or treats together. So, celebrate with our list of Valentine’s Day Events for Toronto and the GTA!

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Special Events in Toronto and the GTA

Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends (Saturday-Sunday)
Celebrate the winter season at the Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends, roasting marshmallows in Muskoka chairs around fire pits.

stackt market Sweet City Fest 
stackt market celebrates their new Sweet City Fest all through February, including Family Funday Sundays and Parent Socials. Plus crokicurl games are still going strong at this downtown destination too!

Toronto Maple Leafs: Outdoor Practice Weekend (Saturday-Sunday)
Give your Leafs fanatic exactly what they want for Valentine’s Day: their favourite players up close and personal! Toronto Maple Leafs Outdoor Practice Weekend is free to attend at Nathan Phillips Square.

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Friday Harbour
Love is in the air and the wonderful occasion of Valentine’s Day brings even more magic to Friday Harbour’s The Skate Escape event, including ice skating, shows and photo op, and couples renewing their marriage vows.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
This is Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival: over three million lights along an illuminated 8km route. The festival ends its run on Family Day and includes free entertainment over the long weekend.

Ontario Science Centre: Valentine’s Day Family Fun Night (Friday)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family at the Ontario Science Centre Family Fun Night program with animals, IMAX film and a dance party.

Winterlit Illuminated Walk in the Woods (Thursday-Sunday)
Bask in the natural beauty of Mountsberg Conservation Area by taking an illuminated walk in the woods at Winterlit. Along the way, enjoy art installations, musical performances and fires for warming up.

Valentine’s Day Events — Concerts

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra’s “A Nordic Affair” (February 11)
The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) presents “A Nordic Affair”, featuring the timeless music of Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius.

Oakville Wind Orchestra: “HeartBeats” (February 11) 
Cozy up with your family to enjoy some heartfelt tunes to celebrate Valentine’s Day at “HeartBeats” with the Oakville Wind Orchestra.

“Lullabye Mosaic – Lullabies From Around the World (February 11)
“Lullaby Mosaic” by Ewelina Ferenc is a family-friendly live music concert that explores the universality and artistry of lullabies from five continents, illustrating the universal need for love through music.

Music & Truffles KIDS: Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin (Sunday, February 12)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Andrew Wan and Charles Richard-Hamelin on violin and piano explore the romantic period & 20th century music, plus everyone receives a Lindt chocolate truffle at the end – sweet!

Canadian Opera Company (COC) Free Concert Series (Tuesday, February 14)
Canadian Opera Company (COC) presents their Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Valentine’s Day Events — Crafts

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Valentine Vase (Saturday)
Home Depot Free Kids Workshops are a fun way for kids aged 4-12 years to spend a Saturday morning, making a new woodworking craft each month.

Toys R Us Valentine’s Day Craft Events (Saturday-Sunday)
Toys R Us is celebrating Valentine’s Day throughout February with free crafts, including sweet story times, crafts, kindness bingo, and more.

Valentine’s Day Events — Food & Sweet Treats

Where to Buy Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day in Toronto
Treat your sweeties to some artisanal chocolates and baked goods from these local haunts around town.

Toronto Zoo’s Love At the Zoo Dinner (Saturday & Tuesday)
Enjoy a date night at the Toronto Zoo for a charming evening of food and fun with the “Love at the Zoo” dinner, learning about the diversity of mate selection observed in the animal kingdom through an informative presentation with interactive elements.

Eataly: Valentine’s Day Taste Around (Friday)
Fall in love with Italian food at the Eataly Valentine’s Day Taste Around and nibble on delectable foods with a tasting tour of ten food stations offering chef-curated creations, such as pizza and cannoli.

La Poutine Week
Who says that only chocolate is romantic? Have a thoroughly Canadian Valentine’s Day with some ooey-gooey poutine at participating restaurants around the GTA.

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