For a limited time only, McDonald's offering $1.00 for any snack sized Iced Frappés. The drinks are available in two different flavors, Coffee Iced Frappé and Vanilla Chai Tea Iced Frappé. Hurry into your nearest McDonald's as this deal is only between June 5 to June 12, 2013.
I find that dates can get expensive, and there are many things to do in Toronto for a fraction of the price or even for free. Here are some ideas for some cheap dates that you and your significant other can definitely enjoy doing together. 

Beach: There are several beaches, and it is always FREE to go to :) Some things that you can do at the beach are arm-in-arm stroll together, play some beach volleyball, go swimming, biking, etc ...

Centre Island: Spend an entire day exploring the island with your date.

High Park: This is one of the largest and nicest parks in Toronto that I have been to. Bring out your bike or roller blades, and just enjoy the sunny weather (summertime) with that special someone.

Kensington Market/St Lawrence Market: There are so many stores and vendors to check out at both of these popular markets in downtown Toronto. 

Movie Date: An average cost of an adult ticket is usually $12.99 (+ tax) for a regular 2d movie. However, many theaters in the GTA offer reduced admission cost for a fraction of the price and it's usually under $7.00 per ticket on Tuesdays'. Also, if you're a member of SCENE (a membership club for moviegoers of Cineplex), you can also get an additional 10% off.

Picnics: I have always loved picnics, so much fun! Here is a list of some cheap picnic food that you can bring along on your date:

potato salad
patries
Vves and dip
buy hot dog from a stand (usually $2.00)
jello
lemonade
chips, popcorn, cheese/crackers
homemade sandwiches
coldcuts and bread
Watermelon

Royal Ontario Museum: Students often have more of a budget than others as some may only work part-time due to their studies. The ROM offers free general admission to those who are students (attending a Canadian post-secondary institution) every Tuesday. Don't forget to bring your student ID.

Walking: The weather is getting a lot nicer so it's always nice to take a walk down Queen St W, or even Lakeshore, with your significant other.

Dating On A Dime: Cheap Date Ideas

by on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I find that dates can get expensive, and there are many things to do in Toronto for a fraction of the price or even for free. Here are some...
On Friday, June 7th, 2013, don't forget to stop into your nearest Krispy Kreme for a free doughnut =)

There are currently three locations in Ontario, and they are:

(1) 162 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W
(2) 215 Harbord Street (Corner Bathurst), Toronto, ON M5S 1H6
(3) 5920 Mavis Rd. (Corner Bitannia), Mississauga, ON L5V 2P5

Free: 1 Donut @ krispy Kreme

by on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
On Friday, June 7th, 2013, don't forget to stop into your nearest Krispy Kreme for a free doughnut =) There are currently three ...

Come and Get It is a small sandwich shop located conveniently on Queen & Spadina. The restaurant offers five options which are available in three different varieties (sandwich, salad and poutine):

chipotle braised beef short rib
hawaiian pork belly
granny smith's chicken caesar
herbed crunchy green bean
spicy mango jerk chicken 


I went with a friend for dinner, and I opted for the Chipotle Beef Short Rib Sandwich combo ($11.00). The combo comes with a choice of sandwich, fries and drink. The sandwich was filled with tender pieces of short rib, and dressed in ancho chili bbq sauce, crispy onions, sweet/sour coleslaw and Chipotle aioli. My sandwich was served on a ciabatta bun with generous portions. The meat was both tender and moist, but a little cold. The Chipotle sauce provided a little spicy kick and a lot of flavor, and the topped onions provided a good crunch.

My friend ordered the Hawaiian pork belly sandwich combo which came with the sandwich, poutine, and drink ($13.00). According to him, the pork belly was soft and tender as expected for the fatty treat. However, the crackling was rock hard and he found it impossible to chew. The hoisin and pineapple sauce did add a really good tang to the sandwich though.

The guy who took our orders was friendly, and the service was quick and efficient. The only minor problem that I encountered was that he had forgotten my fries. I brought it up and he apologized and brought the fries to our table. So the problem was quickly fixed :)

RATINGS:

Quality of Food: 4/5
Service: 3.8/5
Overall Dining Experience: 4/5
Price: $$

Address: 170 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T2C2 

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Come and Get It (Now Closed)

by on Monday, May 27, 2013
Come and Get It is a small sandwich shop located conveniently on Queen & Spadina. The restaurant offers five options which are ava...

After reading many positive reviews on SongCook's Authentic Korean Restaurant; I decided to come here for dinner with a friend about 3 weeks ago. The restaurant was spacious, and designed with decorative wooden pieces. What sets apart SongCook's from nearby Korean establishments was that there are two different sections; regular dining room (tables/chairs) or heated floors. We opted for the dining room.

We were seated, and our server brought small dishes of bachan; which are side dishes that are to be eaten with your main meal. The selection of bachan at SongCook's Authentic Korean Restaurant was rather lackluster; we got kimchi, pickled radishes, nokdumuk (green bean jelly) and japchae. 


One of their most recommended items would be the jajangmyun (black bean noodle sauce) ($7.50), which I ordered. This dish consists of a mixture of noodles, black bean sauce, and ground beef. Honestly, I was surprisingly underwhelmed by this dish and didn't like the taste of it too much. The noodles were fine with its chewy texture, but the paste was just too salty and I barely had any beef in my bowl.


The LA kalbi ($10.00) on the other hand was absolutely delicious and tender. The dish came with four long pieces of kalbi and a scissor was provided so that it could be cut into smaller pieces.

SongCook's does have a decent selection of dishes to choose from and their menu was pretty colorful with pictures. Overall, I thought that the service was excellent as our server was very attentive and did check up on us from time to time.

RATINGS:

Quality of Food: 3.6/5
Service: 4/5
Overall Dining Experience: 4/5
Price: $

Address: 72 Steeles Avenue W, Unit 6, Vaughan, ON L4J 1V7

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