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Valentine’s Day Toronto

Wine and Dine on Valentine’s Day in Toronto

A Valentine's Day table at George is highly desirable

A Valentine’s Day table at George is highly desirable

Dinner is a staple of date night, and Toronto is full of impressive restaurants. But it can be daunting, making sure you choose a cozy, candlelit spot and not a place that, while excellent, may be an overly boisterous environ. Our picks for a meeting of the hearts combine palate-pleasing plates with a congenial ambience and discreet service.

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Quick Pick: 3 Toronto Florists for a Romantic Bouquet

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN TORONTO, IT’S EASY TO MAKE A ROMANTIC GESTURE WITH A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS

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A flower arrangement by Sweet Woodruff

This Valentine’s Day, or at any other time of year, surprise your beloved with a lush arrangement delivered to their hotel room before a special night out. Though Toronto has many talented florists, these are among our favourites.

1 Lisa Collins and her team at Sweet Woodruff are known for elegant, timeless arrangements that are especially popular with brides. 889 Dundas St. W., 416-362-8883; sweetwoodruff.ca

2 Apricot Flowers, a modern Mount Pleasant–neighbourhood shop is where owner Cathy Kim creates vibrant arrangements in tone-on-tone shades. 621 Mount Pleasant Rd., 647-347-2044; apricotflowers.com

3 Quince Flowers owner Rosemary Jeffares creates refined but contemporary bouquets by mixing beloved blooms with exotic varietals. 660 Queen St. E., 416-594-1414; quinceflowers.com

—Linda Luong

10 Gifts from the Heart for Valentine’s Day 2016

THESE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS ARE SURE TO WARM YOUR LOVE’S HEART

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Make sure you turn the tap (err, cufflink) on the left by choosing wisely from our Valentine’s gift list

They say it’s the thought that counts, but few people have ever turned down a beautiful store-bought product either. We’ve selected this small group of favourites—from local and international brands—to help ensure your Valentine’s gift-shopping experience is a smoking-hot success.

—Linda Luong

6 Effortlessly Romantic Things to Do in Toronto

IT’S EASY TO CREATE EVERLASTING MEMORIES WITH YOUR SWEETHEART WITH THESE NO-FUSS ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO

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Afternoon tea at Deq, a visit to the AGO, and skating at Nathan Phillips Square—just a few of Toronto’s effortlessly romantic things to do

Forget the chilly temperatures outside. Instead, embrace winter and its seasonal delights. And embrace each other, too by exploring a new destination—or revisiting a longtime favourite—and indulging in a few easy-to-do, good-for-two activities.

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Unique Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Toronto

Restaurants, gifts and activities for a more memorable Valentine’s Day in Toronto

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This Valentine’s Day, see Once, dine at The Steady, get gifts at the Drake General Store, skate at the Natrel Rink and more (photos: Joan Marcus; The Steady; Drake General Store; Doug Brown)

Planning a perfect Valentine’s Day in Toronto can be a challenging task—particularly if your idea of a great date includes dinner, gifts and perhaps even some complementary activities. It’s also not good enough to reserve a table at any old restaurant, or to offer up any old bouquet of roses. Thus, we’ve rounded up a selection of dining rooms, boutiques, venues and entertainment options to help make your romantic evening a little more unique. Be sure to book what you can in advance to help ward off disappointment on the special day!

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