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 plenty of different ways to spend the day with your favourite people, including special events, making crafts and having delicious meals and/or treats together. So, snuggle up with your loved ones and fall in love with our Guide to Valentine’s Day Events for Toronto and the GTA!

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Valentine’s Day Events —Special Events

High Park Nature Centre: Warm Your Hearts — A Valentine’s Day Fire Skills Workshop (Wednesday, February 14)
High Park Nature Centre teaches park patrons to light the fire of love at a Valentine’s Day fire skills workshop, plus snowshoeing and warm drinks.

stackt market Sweet City Fest 
stackt market returns with the Sweet City Fest, perfect for Valentines Day! The festival is free to enter and includes community events, special performances, weekly workshops, vendor markets, and food and drink sales.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Outdoor Practice Weekend (Thursday-Saturday)
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.

Friday Harbour: The Skate Escape
Love is in the air and the wonderful occasion of Valentine’s Day brings even more magic to Friday Harbour, including ice skating on a picturesque outdoor rink, entertainment, chalet cabins and warming lounges, and beautiful wintery lighting and décor.

Winterlit Illuminated Walk in the Woods (Friday-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

Canadian Opera Company (COC) Free Concert Series (Wednesday, 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. On Valentine’s Day, mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh performs “Love & Song”.

Casa Loma: Twilight Symphony at the Castle (Friday-Sunday & Wednesday, February 14)
Experience a mesmerizing musical performance bathed in candlelight at Toronto’s iconic Casa Loma with Twilight Symphony at the Castle, including a live concert in the intimately-sized Carriage Room and a pre-show dining option, plus special Valentine’s Day performance.

Music & Truffles KIDS: Eric Lu, piano (Sunday, February 11)
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!

Oakville Wind Orchestra: “HeartBeats” (Saturday, February 10) 
Cozy up with your family to enjoy some heartfelt tunes to celebrate Valentine’s Day at “HeartBeats” with the Oakville Wind Orchestra.

Valentine’s Day Events — Crafts

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Valentine’s Basket  (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.

Lunar Lights Festival (February 8-25)
Lunar Lights Festival honours Lunar New Year at Markham Museum with a lantern trail, ice skating, and indoor activities with arts & crafts.

Staples Canada: Hedgehog Valentines Card (Wednesday, January 31)
Make a cute card at Staples stores across the province that poses the question: “Quill you be mine?”

Toys R Us Valentine’s Day Craft Events (Saturday-Sunday)
Toys R Us is celebrating both Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day where participants can make and take home a free one-of-a-kind gift for parents and friends: a Make It Real! custom friendship bracelet.

Toronto Botanical Garden: Valentine’s Day Succulent Heart Workshop (Monday, February 12)
Create a one-of-a-kind craft at the Toronto Botanical Garden’s Valentine’s Day workshop to create a pot for succulent plants, a heart-felt gift for your special someone.

Toronto’s Valentine Market (February 3-4)
This craft market features 35 handpicked vendors, engaging activities, games and crafts, photo booths, sweets and prizes.

Valentine’s Day Events — Food & Sweet Treats

Where to Buy Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day in Toronto
Valentine’s Day is the one of the best days of the year for a sweet tooth, so treat your sweeties to some artisanal chocolates and baked goods from these local haunts around town.

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 risotto, limoncello shrimps, cannoli and strawberry tiramisù.

Old Mill Toronto: Valentine’s Day Tea, Valentine’s Day Dance and Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner (Various dates)
Celebrate with loved ones both day and night at this historical inn along the Humber River, with their classic high tea with house-made scones, tea sandwiches, and French pastries. Then, in the evening, you can dance to a live party band or have a romantic prix fixe dinner.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Valentine’s Day Dinner (Wednesday, February 14)
For a date night among the waves, reel in the one you love with with a delectable three-course dinner by Daniel et Daniel, one of Toronto’s best caterers, and listen to a live band.

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