6 Unique Date Ideas Coming to Toronto in August

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Date nights come in all shapes and sizes; but if you’ve just about out-patio’d yourself and want something unique to do in the city before the summer ends, there’s a number of events that are making their way back so you can change it up! These new Toronto Date Ideas are sure to change things up and have you spending date nights with a different perspective.

The Bubble TO

The Bubble is Canada’s first indoor Inflatapark! This entertainment zone opens August 16th and features a one-of-a-kind, 10,000 square foot inflatapark, complete with obstacle courses, giant slides, climbing walls, huge airbags and other high energy inflatable attractions. The Bubble also includes a supersized laser tag course and an arcade with over 50 games.

To make The Bubble a full date idea, they also have a full-service restaurant and bar onsite with a specialty menu. Some of their most popular items include fully-loaded nachos, seasoned boneless wings and homemade double stacked hamburger.

Located at: 65 Orfus Rd., North York.

Beyond Monet

Beyond Monet is making its World premiere right here in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this August. Tickets are now on sale for you to snag between August 12 and October 3rd, 2021.

The event is for all ages and you don’t want to miss out – whether you’re a Claude Monet fan, or just a lover of pretty art and date nights in the city.

Beyond Monet promises to break conventions with this spectacular audio-visual journey through impressionism. A three part multi-sensory experience that combines music, sound effects, and projection, Beyond Monet brings guests on an unforgettable journey through the artist’s most iconic works. Featuring masterpieces such as PoppiesImpression: Sunrise, and the iconic Water Lilies series, guests will become one with the paintings as larger than life projections of Monet’s works swirl around the space, immersing the viewer in colour and light, and bringing art to life in front of our eyes.”

BEYOND MONET

Located at: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – 255 Front St W., Toronto

The Dusty Star Drive-In Diner

Take your date to another era at the upcoming Dusty Star Drive-In Diner this August! Toronto’s New Drive-In Diner pop-up with roller skate carhops, DJs, a bar and vendors will be here with tickets on sale right now!

Feel extra nostalgic between August 13th and 15th with the 1950’s/60’s/70’s recreation of a Drive-in Diner is an immersive pop-up experience that transports you back into time. Get served in your car by ‘carhop’ roller skate servers while you sip on a milkshake with your date (one cup, two straws please).

You can find the menu, ticket prices, availability, and all the rules and safety protocols at their Eventbrite page.

Located at: Galleria Mall back parking lot – 1245 Dupont St., Toronto

Sugar Rush TO

From the west coast of sunny Los Angeles, to Toronto, Sugar Rush TO is officially landing just 30 minutes outside of the downtown core starting August 6th (until September 6th)! You’ll want to check this out if your date is extra sweet.

Sugar Rush TO is an immersive open-air experience for all ages. Walk through 40,000 square feet of your own personal candy land featuring colourful installations, art displays, live performances, parade floats, and candy-powered interactive exhibits!

The best part? Candy is included in your ticket and there’s dessert vendors throughout where you can purchase even more sweet treats for you and your dates. They even have dog-friendly dates at Sugar Rush TO so your furry friend can join in on all the fun!

Located at: Square One Shopping Centre, Lot 6 – 100 City Centre Dr, Mississauga

Budweiser Stage Concerts

Music lovers, rejoice! Concerts are back at the open-air Budweiser Stage and we could not be more excited. Kicking off the concert season this August is the local Arkells, with three shows happening August 13, 14, and 15th.

Tickets to the first two shows sold out quickly, but the 15th still has tickets to snag for a music-filled Sunday funday with your date; all while supporting a local band living right here in Toronto!

Located at: Budweiser Stage – 909 Lake Shore Blvd W., Toronto

Jamie Allan’s Illusionarium

“Take an immersive journey through the evolution of magic as the world’s most famous illusionists share their deepest secrets…” Step outside of the box for this exhilarating date and experience magic using 3D projections, life-like holograms, and live magicians.

Illusionarium is unlike anything your date has seen before and will sure to impress; if you still love hitting up a patio or restaurant as part of your date night, Illusionarium is in the perfect downtown spot close to tons of local spots.

Check it out before it disappears before your eyes, Illusionarium is here until the end of August!

Located at: 1 Yonge Street, Toronto.


Make sure to continue to make the most of the summer we have left and plan some amazing date ideas for Toronto in August! For more date night inspiration, click here!