Cover story: Love in the city
25 PERFECT PLACES TO FIND IT, KEEP IT & REKINDLE IT
1 KNIFE- THROWING
Nothing says romance like throwing a knife at a target. Think you’re a pro? Join their league. Toronto Knife Throwing, 6 Curity Ave., #22
Channel your inner Cupid and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Tip: hitting your date likely won’t bode well. Stryke, 738 Dundas St. E.
3 MEDIEVAL MARTIAL ARTS
Mix it up and learn some medieval fighting tactics. Warning: it could take up to four years of training before you can fight in a suit of armour. Fighting Arts Collective, 927 Dupont St.
WHO CARES IF IT’S COLD?
Some outdoor date ideas for winter lovers
Hop aboard a bus at York Mills station to Moonstone, Ont., for a day of dogsledding and s’mores around a fire. Windrift Adventures, 5753 8 Line N.
5 SKIING IN THE CITY
Slap on your crosscountry skis and explore the trails at High Park, for free, or mix it up and try snowshoes instead. High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W.
6 STREET FOOD MARKET
Evergreen Brick Works is hosting outdoor food vendors offering waffles, chorizo, arepas and more to munch by the fire. 550 Bayview Ave.
7 YORKVILLE ICE FEST
The 11th annual ice fest is going down, with the carving competition taking place Feb. 20 and festivities running until Feb. 26. 115 Cumberland St.
8 3D PRINTING
Try something futuristic and dabble in some 3D printing. On Feb. 16, MakeLab is hosting 3D printed air plants workshops. MakeLab, 58 Stewart St., Std. 12
LESSONS Let inhibitions go and learn something new together
9 Champagne sabring Take a one-stop cocktail workshop and learn to make bitters, beer and even how to sabre a champagne bottle. Don’t drive: you both may be a bit tipsy by the end. BareBones Bartending, 73 Bathurst St., 4th floor 10 Bedroom burlesque Learn the routine for a private burlesque show in a women-only class, or opt for a couples class on erotic massages or deepening intimacy, all this February. Good for Her, 175 Harbord St. 11 Playing footsie What’s more romantic and sexy than the tango, bachata or merengue? Put on your dancing shoes and sign up for one of these lessons. Ballroom on Bayview, 1578 Bayview Ave., #3