The Distillery, Toronto’s trendiest time capsule, has just been named one of the 10 best places in Toronto to propose this Valentine’s by the Toronto Star.
There’s no denying that the neighbourhood is a romantic and picturesque backdrop for lovers, but there’s no need for singles to stay away either; the Distillery has something for everyone if you know where to look–Valentine’s Day included.
These days, the florist is hard at work preparing specially made bouquets for Valentine’s that present the same sort of tasteful elegance. For $85 (delivery extra): “A Gorgeous Bouquet! Hydrangeas, Roses & Tulips, French-style Market Bundle (rather than those over-priced, over-done, and likely overly-pesticized, long stem red roses).”
After you’ve ordered your bouquet, walk approximately twenty paces to Soma Chocolatemaker and you’ll be taking two Valentine’s clichés to a new level–this isn’t tacky red-roses-and-baby-breath and a Pot of Gold–this is a passionate florist and an artisan chocolatemaker at the top of their game. Any chocolate product from Soma is a worthy outlet for expressing your love, but they’ve put a ‘Crazy Love box’ ($55) together if you’re low on shopping time. Each box contains:
Lacy chocolate heart on chocolate mulch, heartnut butter crunch, pomegranate caramel, spicy pecans, spiced butter toffee, wild cherries tumbled in dark Venezuelan chocolate and ruby red bar.
The Distillery’s restaurants, with their exposed brick interiors and wooden accents, are beautiful settings for a candlelit supper, and some of them, like Tappo Wine Bar, are offering a special Valentine’s Day menu.
Be sure to make reservations as soon as possible as restaurants (especially those in one of the top proposal sites of the city) fill up fast on the feast day of love and devotion.
For the Singles
It’s not the most ideal day to be a single gal or guy, but you can console yourself knowing that you’ve escaped the pressure of creating the perfect night–at least for another year. You’d be surprised how many couples argue and even break up on Valentine’s Day due to great expectations thwarted by poor planning or failure to communicate the desired outcome.
After you’ve convinced yourself you’re better off single anyway, head to the Mill St. Brewpub for great beer and comfort food–as much as you want! Or treat yourself to a gift from Bergo like the soothing Voodoo Knife Block ($150, knives included), which is apparently so popular these days they only have blue men left.