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Streetcar Scoop: Valentine’s Day Edition

This week is Valentine’s Day, so if you’ve been struck by cupid’s arrow, plan a special night of romance this side of the city.

Date Idea #1: Dinner at Gare De L’Est

If there’s any culture that knows about romance, it’s the French. Wine and dine in style at the French Brasserie Toronto Life named one of the city’s best.  Pre-theatre menus are available starting at $35 per person, so you can enjoy dinner and a show st Streetcar’s Crowsnest. For a nightcap, GDL serve by-the-glass wine from a list of trendy top picks that are typically only served by the bottle.

Date Idea #2: Paint Night at Paint Cabin

Flex your creative muscles with a night full of art and wine. Paint Cabin, located at 723 Gerrard Street East, is offering a $45 paint night on Valentine’s Day. February 14th starting at 6:00 p.m., you’re invited to laugh your way to a masterpiece—no skills required! Keep your creation as a way to remember the evening. To save your spots, follow the link.

Date Idea #3: Cocktails at the Comrade

For an intimate evening with romantic lighting and a curated cocktail list, hit up the Comrade. One of the east end’s favourite restaurants and bars, The Comrade has a perfect atmosphere, whether you and your valentine are in the “getting you to know you” stage or have been married for years. Details and more information here.

Date Idea #4: Let your Love Shine at the Toronto Light Festival

What’s more needed during the cold, dark days of winter than light? Get out and enjoy the winter wonderland with your special someone at the Light Festival in the historic Distillery District. Take in exhibitions from local and international light artists that were curated to warm the heart and soul. More information here.

Date Idea #5: Boozy Bocce at Lob

Couples that play together stay together, so test your gaming skills at Lob, the gaming facility where bocce meets golf. This Valentine’s Day, Lob is hosting a Tournament of Hearts. Compete against other couples to win a one-night stay at The Broadview Hotel. Register in advance here.

Date Idea #6: Comedy Night at Corner Comedy Club

They say the secret to a lasting, healthy relationship is laughter. Chuckle together at the east end’s newest comedy club. Located on top of The Bone House at 946 Queen Street East, The Corner Comedy Club is offering two special Valentine’s Day show at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.. Tickets are cheaper in advance, so get yours here.

Date Idea #7: Valentine’s Day at Your Favourite Historic Hotel

The Broadview Hotel is offering Valentine’s Day packages! February 13th thru 16th, book a room starting from $329 per night. Wake up to a mimosa kit and breakfast box. No reason to rush out the next morning—your rate also includes a complimentary late checkout. For details and more information, follow the link.