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The top 10 places to propose in Toronto

The top places to propose in Toronto are each extraordinarily romantic in their own unique way. Whether you're looking to woo your beloved with sweeping views of the skyline, or want to harken back to the moment when you initially fell in love over a candle-lit dinner, all of these spots will provide the perfect backdrop for whenever you decide to pop the question.

Here at my picks for the top places to propose in Toronto.

For book lovers: The Arthur Conan Doyle Read Room
There's nothing cozier than curling up and cuddling with a good book and a cup of tea. Voracious readers and Sherlock Holmes fans, keep your significant other guessing as you venture to this intimate reading room in the Toronto Reference Library.

For Leafs fans: Maple Leaf Gardens/Mattamy Athletic Centre
You may not be able to get ice time at the ACC, but you can definitely skate around at the historic Maple Leaf Gardens in what's now Ryerson University's Mattamy Athletic Centre. A proposal at centre ice sounds just about right.

For nature lovers: Glen Stewart Ravine
This oasis near the Upper Beaches provides plenty of privacy and beautiful scenery thanks to the flora and fauna that call this 11-hectare ravine home. Take a stroll here and you'll soon forget you're in one of the largest cities in North America.

For Italian movie lovers: A gondola ride at the Toronto Islands
Difficult as it may be, pretend you're in the dreamy city of Venice as you take your soon-to-be-fiance on a magic gondola ride by the Toronto Island.

For art lovers: inside the Richard Serra Spheres
This installation located at Pearson Airport's Terminal 1 provides a private haven inside the country's busiest airport. Along with satisfying art lovers, the Richard Serra Sphere is also an ideal spot for those who love to travel together.

For the running enthusiast: the Beltline Trail
Surprise your partner by getting down on one knee in the middle of your couple's run. Pick a spot covered by a canopy of trees and you'll quickly feel like you're in your own fitness-themed fairy-tale.

For an old-Hollywood vibe: the Royal York Hotel
The lobby at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel is sumptuously ornate, which is appropriate considering the building dates back to 1929. Imbue your proposal with cinematic romance and then head to the Library Bar to celebrate your engagement.

For design lovers: Aga Khan Park
The beautifully landscaped park adjacent to the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre is a serene space filled with more than 1,000 trees and a calming reflecting pool. Get out of the downtown core and propose in the peaceful setting.

For an unbeatable skyline view: Toronto Heli Tours
There's plenty of places in Toronto offering spectacular views of the skyline. But why not take it up a notch, literally? While a private helicopter tour will set you back a minimum of $274, the memory of a proposal in the sky would be priceless.

For food lovers: Edulis Restaurant
If you can manage to snag a reservation at this tiny Niagara St. restaurant, treat your S.O. to a multi-course meal filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients before popping the question.

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Photo of Aga Khan Park by Janet Kimran.


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