Valentine's Day is always on February 14. In 2013, Valentine's Day takes place a Thursday, in the week leading up to the Family Day long weekend.
Sunday February 3
Valentine Card Making Family Workshop
At Todmorden Mills Heritage Site - "Create personalized Valentine Cards to share with loved ones while you learn about the history of Valentine's Day. Refreshments provided. Adult $15; Children $8 (plus tax). "
Saturday February 9
Casa Loma: Valentine's Cupcakes and Teddy Bears
This family event invites kids to bring their teddy bears with them to Casa Loma for a special children's tour of Casa Loma, a reading of Little Red Riding Hood, and twelve cupcakes to decorate. Children $17.50, adults $21 plus tax. Preregistration is required.
Saturday February 9, Noon-8pm
The Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair
Head to the Gladstone Hotel to peruse art, accessories, and more.
Saturday February 9 & Sunday February 10
Toronto Zoo Celebrates the Year of the Snake
Children aged 4-12 who bring a valentine for their favourite snake will receive free admission to the Toronto Zoo as part of the Zoo's Chinese New Year celebration ("Discount applies to day of admission, one discount per Valentine").
Sunday February 10
Valentine's Day Sweets & Chocolates Tour
Tasty Tours Toronto invites you to "Discover romance in Kensington Market as we sample a variety of delicacies while unwrapping the history of sweets and the sweetest season of the year."
Sunday February 10
Valentine Candy Making Family Workshop
At Todmorden Mills Heritage Site - "Discover the joy of making old fashioned candy and chocolates in our historic kitchen. Perfect for sharing as Valentine treats or to savour on your own! Adults $20, Children $15 (plus tax)."
Monday February 11
LOVE AFFAIR: A Valentine Soirée for PAL Canada & Theatre 20
"Join us as we celebrate Canadian artists! Come and enjoy an evening of wonderful food and entertainment in support of two outstanding Canadian arts organizations. Cocktails, silent auction, three-course dinner and performances..." First Canadian Place, tickets $150.
Wednesday Feb. 13 & Thursday Feb. 14
Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque: Be Mein Valentine
Head to the Gladstone Hotel for a night of burlesque, presented with Boylesque T.O.
Tuesday February 14
Valentine's Packages at Second City
"Because Ryan Gosling isn't available."
Thursday Feb. 14 & Friday Feb. 15; Thursday Feb 21 - Saturday Feb 23, 2013
"Dracula - A Love Story"
Prefer your romance with a side of the macabre? Brant Theatre Workshops brings a stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic story to various rooms of Casa Loma. $39 plus HST (Valentine's Day tickets are $66 plus HST and the evening includes a glass of champagne and a chocolate fountain). Preregistration is required for all performances and space is limited.
Thursday February 14 & Friday February 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Toronto Zoo: So You Think You Can Romance?
Adult Program. "Join us for a delicious evening of food and fun as we learn the fine art of romance as observed in the animal kingdom." $140 per couple's ticket, $75 per individual ticket (discount for members). A portion of the fees will go to supporting the Toronto Zoo Reproductive Programs.
Saturday February 16
Valentine's Day Dinner & Nature Walk at Kortright
Visit the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge for a candlelight dinner, a nature walk at twilight, and a bonfire. Reserve your spot in advance.
Sunday February 17
Casa Loma Valentine's Day Brunch
Enjoy brunch in Casa Loma's library then take a self-guided tour of the castle. Prices vary - visit the website for details, including menu.