When you have a special someone in your life or on a date for the first time and accessible needs are required, finding the perfect place can be challenging. Here are a few date night ideas to help you out!
Dinner and a Movie or Theatre
For most people, going out to dinner and a movie is quite popular. It is a great standby when you can’t decide what to do or where to go. It is a time to enjoy great food and conversation with your special someone before you go see a movie that interests both of you. Most Cineplex Odeon’s in the city are accessible, while the boutique theatres are not. For accessible restaurant ideas, check out the 14 Accessible Restaurants in Toronto article.
For dinner and live theatre, Famous PEOPLE Players is a place where you can go have dinner and enjoy a live show, all in the same place. To make the evening more magical, it is a black light glow in the dark show! Most of the actors and servers have disabilities themselves so if you and/or your partner have a disability you can relate to them on a deeper level. I highly recommend going. After all, it is where the magic happens!
Art Galleries and Museums
In Toronto, both the AGO and the ROM buildings are state of the art and there is a lot to explore. The good thing is you and your date can go at your own pace. It is also quite intimate because even though there are people around you, you and the one you love can get lost in each other. The AGO offers a series of multi-sensory tours to visitors with vision loss, designed to increase their opportunities to engage with art.
This is perfect for the couple who loves sports. Attending a sporting event will ensure that you and your partner will have a great time. Even though there are thousands of people around you, it can still be intimate because you are there with your mate. The Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Ricoh Coliseum and BMO Field are all accessible.
This is great for the couple who are gamers. Going to a bowling alley will ensure that you and your date will have a great time. Bowling alleys such as Planet Bowl even offer ramps to those who need it.
If you have a little more time, a short escape to Windreach Farm may warm you and your loved one up! This is a place where couples can go to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They offer many accessible services and activities so everyone can make the most of their stay. Bonus if you love animals! 🙂