He may be one of the most desirable men in the world, but when it comes to Toronto, the city of love, Robert Pattinson could use some help. The British actor and his American actress wife, Emily, recently jetted in to the Toronto area to start shooting their latest movie, The Lost Honor of Emily Hanover. They arrived in style, with all the bells and whistles as Hollywood power couple, by which we mean a helicopter, an SUV, and a whole lot of security.

As you might imagine, the paparazzi were having a field day, especially since Robert was wearing a gorgeous suit and holding hands with his wife on their first night in town.

The Best Places for a Romantic Night

With so much going on in the city, it might be hard to find the time to get away from it all and relax. Luckily, the best places for a romantic night in Toronto are a bit closer to home than you’d think. Here are our top recommendations for where to whisk your lover for a romantic night out.

The Beach

Walking along the beach is beautiful, even if the beach itself is probably a bit chilly for comfort. You can stay at a nice hotel right on the waterfront and be within walking distance of tons of restaurants, bars, and attractions. There are also a number of romantic restaurants along the Toronto waterfront; some of which are even licensed for candlelit dining. You can make reservations in advance, particularly if you’re planning on dining outdoors.

The Brewery District

North of the downtown core, but still in the city, is the beautiful brewery district. There are tons of trendy, romantic, and atmospheric bars and restaurants, all plastered with historical brewing paraphernalia. If you and your lover are both craft beer fans, this is the place to be. There’s also a bit of a village feel to the area, with shops and galleries lining the streets.


The coolest place to be on a romantic night out is undoubtedly uptown. The area is rich in heritage and has a lot going on, both musically and culturally. You and your lover can walk, explore the shops and galleries, and maybe even catch a movie. If you want to keep your romance alive, avoid the crowded theatres and head to one of the many museums, instead. You can also bring a picnic blanket and spend the night under the stars. There’s a reason why this location is one of the top spots for couples looking for romance – it’s breathtaking. One of the best things about this area is the mix of old and new. You’ll notice there are lots of renovated mansions alongside smaller, unique boutiques.

The Entertainment District

This is the area where you’ll find the biggest concentration of nightlife in the city. Tourists and locals head here to enjoy some of the best restaurants, bars, and theatres. If you’re looking for somewhere quieter, there are some beautiful parks nearby, perfect for a romantic stroll. You can bring a picnic and lay down on a rug to watch the sun set over the city. If your evening involves more adult activities, you can find everything from karaoke to comedy shows to jazz concerts. This is the place to be if you want to make a romantic night out extra special.


Downtown is where the majority of the city’s attractions are located, so it’s always bustling with activity. If you’re looking for a romantic spot, head to the top of the Royal Ontario Museum, where you can see the lights of the city twinkling in the distance. You’ll be among a lot of people, but you won’t feel crowded – at least not after the first hour or so. The top floor of the museum is open air, so even if it’s chilly, you can still appreciate the view. It’s an ideal spot for a secluded picnic – just don’t forget the wine and the chocolate. If you can, visit some of the smaller museums in the downtown area to sneak a glance at famous works of art while enjoying some privacy.

There, now you know where to take your lover on a romantic date in Toronto. Whether you choose the beach, the Brewery District, or downtown, you’re sure to have fun. And if none of those locations appeal, you can always find a quieter spot in the city’s botanical gardens – they’re always beautiful in the springtime.