The best Galentine’s Day things to do in Toronto

Maybe you’re not into Valentine’s Day. Or perhaps you are, but instead of diving headlong into lovey-dovey couples stuff, all you really want to do this year is kick it with your pals, your besties, or maybe yourself, for once. If so, Galentine’s Day — or Palentine’s Day — is the holiday for you.

Yeah, that’s right, Galentine’s Day. 

Celebrated on Feb. 13, think of it as the light-hearted sister of Valentine’s Day, but without all the loaded expectations. It’s a day where you celebrate platonic love, and pals of all kinds can get together and simply have fun! 

Are you sold yet? Check out the best Galentine’s Day festivities happening across Toronto that are sure to be as fun as they are memorable.

Galentine’s Day – A Prosecco Party Like No Other On Valentine’s Day

When: Feb 14

Piccolo Caffe E Vino is throwing an all-you-can-drink prosecco party in honour of friendship and besties everywhere. Kick off your heels and dance the evening away to a live DJ set, keep the bubbly pouring and enjoy a Galentine’s Day event like no other.

The Floral Collective — Galentine’s Day

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When: Feb 12

 Green thumbs unite at the Floral Collective in Oakville this Galentine’s Day. Enjoy some boozy bubbles, and learn the art of floral arranging. Craft your very own floral bouquet using professional techniques, and show off your one-of-a-kind creation for days to come. 

Palentine’s Board Game Night

When: Feb 10

The Happier Social Club and Bampot Bohemian House Of Tea And Board Games are once again hosting their ever-popular board games night. And this time, for Palentine’s Day! Spend an evening playing a variety of classic board games, test your knowledge with fun trivia and enjoy a few drinks with new and old friends.

Galentine’s Day: Thelma and Louise at the Fox Theatre

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When: Feb 13

Members of the Beaches Fox Theatre are invited to a Galentine’s Day screening of the original bada$$ female duo, Thelma and Louise. Snag some concession goodies and enjoy an evening in one of Toronto’s oldest cinemas. Not a member yet? Become one and catch this free flick!

Galentine’s Paint Night

When: Feb 13

 Head to stackt market this Galentine’s Day and get creative with SowSweet Greetings, a company specializing in plantable stationery. Offering a delightful night of eco-friendly painting activities, guests will enjoy a complimentary drink and create seed paper art, including a plantable Valentine’s Day postcard and pot.

Three Sisters Galentine’s Day Indigenous Crafts Market

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When: Feb 11

Stop by the Three Sisters Indigenous Crafts Market to shop an array of hand-crafted treasures. Enjoy a free coffee or hot chocolate, and check out more than 16 fabulous vendors offering everything from food items and crafts to artisan products.

Self Love & Galentine’s Day Event for Women’s Wellness

When: Feb 11

Ayulates Wellness Studio is hosting a Galentine’s Day afternoon of self-love, healing and wellness. Enjoy guided meditation, breathwork, and yoga for all experience levels. Unwind with a facial massage and Ayurvedic goodies, and wrap up the day with a full heart and a spring in your step. 

Make Friends in Toronto: Palentine’s Baking Class

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When: Feb 13

The Happier Social Club will be baking up some sweet treats in Leslieville with the help of Magpie Cakery. Come solo or bring a friend and spend a laid-back afternoon meeting new faces, laughing, learning and baking cookies.

Galentine’s Sip + Shop

When: Feb. 15 

The Flamingo Collective, in collaboration with Didihood, a community of South Asian Canadian female creatives, invites guests to explore a Galentine’s Day pop-up market. Reserve your spot to shop BIPOC-owned brands and enjoy a glass of wine, snacks and good company.

Drunken Cinema X We Really Like Her: Barbie Galentine’s Day Screening

Barbie the movie, courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

When: Feb 13

Throw on your pinkest attire and head to the Revue Cinema for a boozy Galentine’s Day screening of Barbie. Promising specialty cocktails like “Barb-aritas” and a beach-themed pre-show and sing-along, guests are sure to have a blast at this delightfully quirky event.

Single AF Comedy – Valentine’s Day Special

When: Feb 14

No matter your relationship status or who you spend the day with, a Valentine’s Day filled with laughter (and without the pressure of finding your soulmate) is always fun — and The Cameron House is just the place for it. Guests of this special event will enjoy two stellar shows in one night, including an improv act followed by some gut-splitting stand-up comedy. 

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