Eglinton Gems to Romance Your Valentine

 

February 10, 2017 - 

Valentine’s Day is an occasion of love, luxury and romance. But with the pressure to create the best possible night ever, it can also be really stressful. 

Whether it’s one of the strip’s well-known establishments or one of its hidden gems, a wonderful selection of shops on Eglinton can provide all you need to impress that special someone. 

The Quiet and Quaint Date

Whether it’s a first date or your partner of 20 years, a cafe is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. Here are some great spots that deliver some of the best java on Eglinton:

Supercoffee (at Mount Dennis)

Supercoffee in Mount Dennis serves more than just java; they have the cozy, quaint atmosphere to make your Valentine’s date special.

super coffee

Second Cup (at Yonge)

Second Cup at Yonge and Eglinton is the perfect casual mid-town spot to get to know your Valentine over a coffee and a sweet treat.

second cup

Hotel Gelato (at Chaplin)

The modern, cozy Hotel Gelato at Chaplin offers incredible gelato, sweet treats, coffee, wine and spirits. It’s the perfect place for drinks and dessert on Valentine’s Day. 

hotel gelato

The Romantic Dinner Date

A romantic dinner at a local bistro is a classic Valentine’s Day choice. And Eglinton has no shortage of charming options to choose from. Here are a couple of standouts:

Il Mulino (at Cedarvale)

This Italian eatery offers unique atmosphere, exceptional service and outstanding authenticItalian food – Il Mulino in Cedarvale is the perfect Valentine’s spot.

Il Mulino

Darbar Persian Grill (at Avenue)

Valentine’s Day dinner dates should be fun and delicious; go to Darbar at Avenue for the incredible Persian fare and stay for the warm family-owned atmosphere. 

Darbar

The Cozy Night In

Eating out is great, but sometimes you just can’t beat the comforts of home. Here are two great options that will help make your at-home Valentine's Day the best ever:

Caldense Bakery (at Caledonia)

This Valentine’s Day, bring home some sweets for your sweetheart from Caldense Bakery at Caledonia.

caldense

Cheese Emporium (at Mount Pleasant)

Do you lack culinary skills, but want to impress your sweetheart? Serve up a nice bottle of wine with an incredible spread of the finest cheeses, cured meats and preserves from Cheese Emporium at Mount Pleasant. 

cheese emporium

The Romantic Accoutrement

Regardless of your Valentine’s Day plans, arriving with a bouquet of fresh flowers is guaranteed to make your amour swoon. These three Eglinton florists have what you need:

Evolution Flowers and Gifts (at Keelesdale)

Sometimes the classics work best. Evolution Flowers’ beautiful arrangements will make your Valentine’s night start out right.

tom's flowers

Tom’s Flower and Gift (at Fairbank)

Don’t show up empty handed on #Valentine’s Day –Tom’s Flower and Gift at Fairbank has everything you’re looking for, from stuffed animals to stunning bouquets. 

tom's flowers

Leaside Flowers (at Laird)

Roses are red, violets are blue - Leaside Flowers has plenty of options perfect for your boo.

The Out-of-the-Box Date Night

For those looking to break the mould and try something new and creative, Eglinton has plenty to offer. For example, did you know there’s a planetarium at the Ontario Science Centre? True story; look --

Ontario Science Centre Planetarium (at Science Centre)

Put stars in your Valentine’s eyes with a visit to the Science Centre Planetarium.

science centre

Prepping and Pampering 

Want to pamper your special someone or need a place to get ready for your big night? Eglinton has just the places to help you or your Valentine look their best.

Michael’s Barber Shop (at Oakwood)

You’ve got the outfit, so complete your Valentine’s look with a fresh cut from Michael’s Barber shop at Oakwood.

michael's barber

Hot Tips and Spa (at Forest Hill)

Need some pre-pampering to look your best before your Valentine’s date? Hot Tips and Spa offers a relaxing salon experience at an incredible price in Forest Hill.

IGBeauty (at Leaside)

Give your Valentine a day of pampering with a trip to the best spa in Leaside.

IG beauty

Businesses Master List

QUIET AND QUAINT DATE

Mount Dennis: Supercoffee (1148 Weston Rd)

Eglinton: Second Cup (40 Eglinton Ave. E)

Chaplin: Hotel Gelato (532 Eglinton Ave. W)

THE ROMANTIC DINNER DATE

Cedarvale: Il Mulino (1060 Eglinton Ave. W)

Avenue: Darbar Persian Grill (288 Eglinton Ave. W)

THE COZY NIGHT IN

Caledonia: Caldense Bakery (2406 Eglinton Ave. W)

Mt. Pleasant: Cheese Emporium (245 Eglinton Ave. E)

THE ROMANTIC ACCOUTREMENT

Keelesdale: Evolution Flowers and Gifts (2555 Eglinton Ave. W)

Fairbank: Tom’s Flower and Gift (1863 Eglinton Ave. W)

Laird: Leaside Flowers (830 Eglinton Ave. E)

THE OUT-OF-THE-BOX DATE NIGHT

Science Centre: Ontario Science Centre Planetarium (770 Don Mills Rd)

GIFTS AND SERVICES

Oakwood: Michael’s Barber Shop (1537 Eglinton Ave. W)

Forest Hill: Hot Tips and Nails (888 Eglinton Ave. W)

Leaside: IGBeauty (605 Eglinton Ave. W)