So, you’re ready to take the leap. You’re about to propose to the love of your life. You have the plan, you know just the words to say, you even picked out the ring. (If you’re not there, don’t sweat it and read this article for some great tips!) Now comes the tricky part – where should you do it?
Here are some scenic and extraordinary romantic spots in Toronto that will guarantee a “Yes!”.
If you’re into the hipster relaxed vibes of the Kensignton market, you’ll love this secret rooftop location. Don’t expect anything fancy here. If your date is wearing designer heels and an haute couture dress, maybe skip over this option. However, if you’re an adventurous couple who lives in Birkenstocks and hoodies, this is a perfect romantic spot for you.
How to find it: Look for the Green P parking lot accessible from Baldwin Street and St. Andrew Street (west of Spadina). Make sure you go and check it out in advance!
Overlooking the Toronto skyline and the busy market, this rooftop is an escape from the busy city while still being in the heart of it. Celebrate your engagement in one of the cozy cafes or vibrant bars in the market and make some memories!
Shooting a winter proposal at Evergreen Brickworks was absolutely dreamy. If you adore exposed brick, vintage lightbulbs and greenery, you’ll love this place. In the winter they have a magical skating rink.
Pro tip: if you call in advance, you can rent out the space after closing to make this affair private. They’ll even help with the music!
Location: 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
Go for this option in late spring or summer. Walk around the Allan Gardens and pop the question just outside the beautiful glass building for the ultimate photo op. There are many great restaurants for classy celebrations right after!
Location: 160 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2E5
A popular location for wedding ceremonies and photos, Guild Park is slightly outside the city but is definitely worth the trip. Just imagine standing by the iconic entrance to the park and feeling like a prince from a romantic novel. OK, maybe that’s not your ultimate dream, but just imagine her reaction! A girl who feels like a princess has no choice but to say YES.
Location: 201 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough, ON M1E, Canada
Another great option for spring, summer or fall. Stroll through the magnificent trails, stop and smell the roses and take it all in. Then, when you’re ready, find a secluded spot in the Edwards Gardens to get down on one knee and change your lives forever. There’s nothing more romantic and serene than being surrounded by real nature together with your loved one.
Location: 755 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2
Any spot by the lake is breathtaking. Sunset, once again, is the most beautiful time of day for a walk by the lake in any place in the city – Harbourfront downtown, Humber Bay in Etobicoke or even Scarborough Bluffs area.
Another bonus – she likely won’t suspect a thing if you take her for a casual stroll by the lake. But, if she loves being the centre of attention, she’ll love getting proposed to in such a popular area. Chances are, strangers will start clapping and congratulating you, so go for this option if you love the community vibes!
Quick note: if you’re going for the Scarborough bluffs option, make sure you know where to park and how to get to the spot you’re envisioning. There’s often traffic to get there and the parking lot gets filled up very quickly, especially on weekends and holidays.
Location: all along Lake Ontario.
Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens are smaller than some other ones in the city but just as beautiful! Especially during sunset, this location is pure magic. It’s also a lot less crowded than other gardens in the city, so it’s a great choice if you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourselves.
Location: 2901 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 3N8
Use this as a guide, but make sure to go and check out these spots for yourself. Certain places close for construction from time to time, so do your prep work to avoid any disappointments!
If you’re getting lost with the options, here are a few additional tips:
Getting ready for such an important day in your life is stressful. Let us help you! We’ll share our knowledge, give you ideas and will walk you through the whole process. When the day comes, we’ll also capture these once in a lifetime moments for you. Reach out today and let’s talk!