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In a vibrant city like the Six, you KNOW there will be no shortage of amazing events and activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And best of all, you don’t need to be coupled up to take advantage of all that this day has to offer. Whether you are visiting Toronto on your own, with friends, family, or your significant other, there are so many ways to observe this one day where love takes centre stage.
Have you always wanted to take Latin ballroom dancing lessons? Are you already a pro and want to show off your fancy moves on the dance floor? Or maybe you just want to try something new? Whatever your motivations are for taking up this spicy, exciting and rhythmic sport, the end result is fun. The annual Valentine’s Day Social Dance Party is a celebration of love through dance. Held at the Access Ballroom on February 15, this is an inclusive event that welcomes couples in love and singles who are looking for love. The Dance Party could also be a lively girls or guys night out. There will be great music, performances, games, contests, and prizes. At 7:30 pm, a Bachata group class will welcome dancers of all levels to learn how to strut their stuff.
Make your way over to the Social Capital Theatre on February 14 for the Best Damn Stand-Up Comedy Show you have ever seen. Because what better way to love than with laughter? Local comedy legend Luke Lynndale assembles a hilarious lineup of comedians every month, but he is producing a special edition of his much-loved showcase just for Valentine’s Day. The headliners at this event include Tommy Marshall, who revels in the absurdity of the human condition; Jennifer Hsiung, a Canadian television presenter and journalist; and Foad HP, an actor and comic who has performed at Just For Laughs, This House Has 22 Minutes, and CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud. This year, make it a priority to live, laugh and love!
Former emo kids, this one is for you. Taking Back Valentine’s Day is exactly what it sounds like: local musicians performing full tribute sets to your favourite emo bands. Expect to hear all the hits from Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Thrice, and My Chemical Romance from members of Toronto mainstays like PONY, Pretty Matty, Feels Fine, and Nice Going. It all happens at the Junction City Music Hall on February 14, from 8 pm to 2 am. Tickets are $15 per person, with proceeds of the event going to Supporting Our Youth, a local organization that provide programs and services to assist members of the LGBT2SQ community.
With all that Toronto has to offer including world class attractions, entertainment, a vibrant nightlife, destination shopping and dining, and many special events celebrating Valentine’s Day, your only problem will be deciding what to do next. However, if you prefer a more quiet and intimate setting, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us here at Best Western Plus Toronto Airport. Take a luxurious dip in our heated indoor pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Savour a divine multi-course meal at our on-site Postcard Hotel Restaurant & Bar, or just bask in the comfort of your own hotel room or suite and take advantage of convenient amenities including a 37-inch flat screen TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and an iPod docking station playing romantic songs. Get in touch with us today to make your reservations.