Happy Valentine’s Day from SheDoesTheCity! If flowers and candy hearts aren’t your jam, there are plenty of out-of-the-box ways to celebrate love this February. Plan a fun outing with your gals and pals, a memorable date night in the city, or treat yourself to something special.

Whether it’s an immersive experience, a sing-along, or a themed artisan market, we hope you find an offering on this list that speaks to you.


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The Winter Chocolate Show

If chocolate is your love language, the Winter Chocolate Show is the place to be this weekend. Chocolate lovers will have the opportunity to meet and learn from local and national chocolate makers…and of course, taste their delicacies! Visitors can enjoy curated tasting sessions, as well as seminars and workshops from chocolate experts. More info. 

When: February 10

Where: Toronto Reference Library


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My Bloody Valentine Market 

Find the perfect gift for your bloody Valentine at this artisan market dedicated to all things weird and wonderful. More than 35 local artists will be celebrating the day of love with their delightfully macabre creations: think skull-shaped chocolate, bat-adorned jewelry, and forged iron roses. More info.

When: February 10

Where: Ground Control


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Love is Wild: Meet High Park’s Wildest Couples

Love is always in the air at High Park! This pay-what-you-can nature walk will highlight the wildest animal couples that call High Park home. From threatened turtles to charismatic coyotes, learn about how nature plays cupid at this whimsical guided tour. More info.

When: February 10

Where: High Park


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Palentine’s Day Food Market

Bring a plant-based pal along to this vegan food market and celebrate your love of the planet. 20+ food, snack, art, and wellness vendors from across Ontario will be on-site for this Valentine’s themed food market and fair. More info.

When: February 10

Where: Redwood Theatre


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Three Sisters Galentine’s Day Indigenous Crafts Market

More than 16 Indigenous vendors will be selling their handmade creations at this Galentine’s Day market. The Three Sisters Indigenous Crafts Market encourages shopping from local, Indigenous-owned brands, and highlights authentic beadwork and fashion apparel. More info.

When: February 11

Where: Cecil Community Centre


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Couple’s Clash: A Valentine’s Roast Battle 

Who doesn’t love a feisty roast battle? Toronto comedy couples will go head to head in this Valentine’s Day roast, airing their juicy secrets and dirty laundry— and only one will emerge victorious. More info.

When: February 14

Where: Comedy Bar


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Planet Love @ Arcadia Earth 

Arcadia Earth is being transformed into an immersive celebration of love! Bring your date along for a fun-filled night with live music, love inspired cocktails, and delicious food, including sweets from Isabella’s Donuts — all amongst the exhibit’s captivating visuals of planet Earth. More info.

When: February 15

Where: The Well


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Savour & Awaken: An Immersive Dinner and Conscious Intimacy Experience

This intimate, guided evening will take couples on a culinary journey as they explore conscious intimacy. With exercises like guided breathwork, touch exploration, and eye gazing, couples will connect on a deeper level, surrounded by the ambience of art, before a unique dining experience with 5 courses designed to awaken your senses. More info. 

When: February 23

Where: Worth Gallery

Mamma Mia Galentine’s Day Sing-Along

Here we go again! Back by popular demand, this Mamma Mia sing-along is the perfect outfing to celebrate Galentine’s Day. You and your squad can channel Donna and The Dynamos as you laugh, sing, and dance the night away at this special screening of this classic musical movie. More info.

When: February 24

Where: Hot Docs Cinema

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Curl up with a Classic Rom-Com…Or a Documentary About Heartbreak

Sometimes, the best Valentine’s Day gift you can give your significant other, or yourself, is a cozy night in front of the TV. Whether you’re seeking an adorable love story, a steamy thriller, or a celebration of platonic love, find a title for you on our list of 30 films and series on Netflix that celebrate love and lust

Need more inspo? Check out this curated collection of cinematic romances streaming on MUBI, featuring a mix of classic and current swoon-worthy love stories. 

Or, if you’re feeling down this Valentine’s Day, a new documentary takes a look at the science of a broken heart. Love Hurts: The Science of Heartbreak investigates how the human body and mind experience heartbreak, and whether science can ease feelings of loss and rejection.