bE SixFifty events & favs

past, present and future events & things @be650 – our hand picked favs of the city, restaurants, spas and things to do

romantic nights in toronto

Whether you’re visiting Toronto from out of town or just want to do something a little different and interesting, we have put together 5 romantic, different and fun date ideas for couples to try out in Toronto.

David Dunlap Observatory
Nothing wrong with Tiff but why not see some real stars? A uniquely romantic idea for anyone!. Located in North York, the David Dunlap Observatory hosts regular stargazing events for the city.

Painting and Coffee
Paintlounge is probably the coolest artistic venue in the city. An open room with all the ingredients needed for freestyle painting with your date. Pay $20 and share a canvas while sipping on a drink or some great coffee.

Take a Toronto Dinner Cruise
Escape the commotion of the city by taking a cruise and witnessing the beautiful city skyline. Enjoy dinner in the moonlight while seeing Toronto from a new perspective. Dinner and cruise options go for about $75 with Mariposa Cruises.

The Rooftop Lounge at the Park Hyatt
Head to Yorkville and check out one of the most breathtaking views of Toronto. Located on the Park Hyatt’s 18th floor ˜Rooftop Lounge. Even on cooler nights, the heated patio offers a cozy spot with it’s fireplaces and panoramic views.

Go for a Sing Along with Choir! Choir! Choir!
Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) started Choir! Choir! Choir! as a weekly drop in, no-commitment singing event in February 2011. Now happening twice weekly, and open to anyone who likes to sing new arrangements of pop songs, just join one of their scheduled meetings and sing along

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toronto restaurants

The 360 Restaurant
CN Tower – 301 Front Street West
Tel: 416.362.5411
Located at the top of the world famous CN tower, the revolving restaurant offers a view of more than 351 meters above the city. The menu includes market-fresh cuisine with local ingredients for a classic Canadian culinary experience.

Momofuku Daisho
190 University, (14 min walk)
Tel: 647.253.6225
The New York brands first foray into Canada, this colossal culinary undertaking is a must see. Blending Momofuku traditions with Canadian favorites and local ingredients, Daisho specializes in serving up large format meals meant to be shared between 4-10 people. Dining alone or as a pair? You can still order a la carte and we also hear that the lunch service is geared for smaller groups so you don’t have to miss out. A perfect way to start your Toronto tasting adventure.
Must try: bo ssäm shared dinner (for 6-10 people)

Playa Cabana Hacienda
14 Dupont Street
Tel: 647.352.6030
This Mexican restaurant is serving up the real deal. Very cute neighborhood setting and a great tequila selection!
Must try Pulpo Taco and Braised Short Rib Burrito

The Chase
10 Temperance (10 min walk)
Tel: 647.348.7000
Walking into The Chase surrounded by aesthetic perfection, you may wonder if their décor will out do the food. Put your concerns aside and revel in what is sure to be an unforgettable meal. Chef Michael Steh has brought an almost ironic sense of modernity to Surf and Turf, delivering a world class meal in tasteful elegance.
Must Try: Pearl Platter, Chicken for Two, House made mozzarella

Richmond Station
1 Richmond St W, (10 min walk)
Tel: 647.748.1444
Hearing this place compared to such a Toronto fine-dining staples as Canoe and Auberge, Richmond Station does not disappoint. Taking a relaxed approach to seriously good food, expect fresh local ingredients, artisanal prepared in a laid back atmosphere. The lunch specials impress, and its location makes for a perfect stop off after a stroll through the Eaton Centre.
Must try: Polenta Fries, Daily Specials

Bar Isabel
797 College St, (20 mins via street car or grab a cab, 10 mins approx)
Tel: 416.532.2222
Opening spring 2013, Bar Isabel has gained a huge following and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Owner Grant van Gameren has been quoted saying that he doesn’t want the restaurant labeled as Spanish – no matter what you call it, it’s safe to say it foremost amazing fare and a must try on your visit to the city. Uniquely, the chef hand writes out a late night special platter a bit after 11:00 with some heavy hitting deals. A great way to sample their wide ranging menu and finish up your weekend of amazing food.
Must Try: Late Night Platters, Whole Grilled Octopus

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toronto spas

Sometimes you just need some pampering! Whether you’re looking for a massage, mani-pedi or a full day at the spa, we’ve listed some of our top picks from high-end hotel spas to independent venues in Toronto

Elmwood Spa
Address: 18 Elm Street
Tel: 416.977.6751
ElmLine Essential Manicure: $42 | 35 min
ElmLine Essential Pedicure: $60 | 50 min
ElmLine Essential Facial: $99 | 50 min
Swedish Massage: $99 | 50 min
*prices listed may not reflect current pricing

Shizen Spa
Address: 8 Colborne St
Tel: 416.369.7882
Classic facial: $95 | 60min
Shizen manicure: $40 | 30min
Shizen pedicure: $70 | 60min
Full leg waxing: $60
*prices listed may not reflect current pricing

SweetGrass Spa
Address: 111 Queen Street East
Tel: 647.986.5300
Sweetgrass massage: $130 | 90min
Massage alternative, Body Song: $105 | 60min
Signature Swedish Massage: $105 | 60min
Deep cleansing facial: $135 | 60min
Working girl express manicure and pedicure: $80 | 60min
*prices listed may not reflect current pricing

Body Blitz
Address: 497 King St. E
Tel: 416.364.0400
Body Scrubs: $140 | 60min
Body Muds: $140 | 60min
Body Glows: $140 | 60min
Deep cleansing facial: $155 | 60min
Massages: $155 | 60min
*prices listed may not reflect current pricing

Hammam Spa
Address: 602 King Street West
Tel: 416.366.4772
Signature Hammam Manicure: $55
Signature Hammam Pedicure: $70
Dermalogica Custom Facial: $120
*prices listed may not reflect current pricing

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