Things are warming up, and whether you're looking for the perfect Valentine's date or some of the best ice cream in town, downtown Toronto has you covered.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you find yourself in downtown Toronto with or without a partner, there’s no better way to enjoy the day than with Torontos’ best ice cream! Here are our top 3 spots for the best ice cream in downtown Toronto:

S’cream Ice Cream & Coffee

For all of you with a sweet tooth, S’cream is here for you. They have a huge selection of ice cream flavours, along with a delicious brunch and waffle menu – don’t skip the avocado toast! S’cream also offers “boozy scoops” and “boozy flights”, where you can indulge in some liqueur-forward ice creams, as well as beers on tap, a creative cocktail menu, and a huge selection of coffees, lattes, and coffee-based beverages. We highly recommend the Pink Pataya, made with dragonfruit! S’cream is a great place to go with a group of friends to start a day of adventuring in downtown Toronto, or on your own for a mid-day sugar craving.

Photo credit: @screamyorkville on Instagram

Photo credit: @screamyorkville on Instagram

S’cream Ice Cream & Coffee is a short 10-minute walk from the Anndore House.

Nani’s Gelato

Founded in 2018, Nani’s Gelato has quickly become a Toronto institution for visitors and locals alike. By 2020, they opened a brick-and-mortar store and began serving the community en masse, and now in 2024, they have multiple locations around Toronto. Nani’s hand-crafted gelatos are a modern take on the traditional treat, borrowing inspiration from both Italian and Asian-style flavours and preparation techniques. Gelatos typically have a lot less fat and more flavour than traditional ice cream, and they have so many unique flavours and treats to satisfy every craving. Don’t skip trying their milk gelato bars, either!

Photo credit: @nanisgelato on Instagram

Photo credit: @nanisgelato on Instagram

The best part? Nani’s is barely a 1-minute walk from the Anndore House!

Ice Creamonology

Founded in 2021 by gastronomy experts and couple extraordinaire Onur and Simge, Ice Creamonology is a perfectly executed example of how ice cream can also be chic and refined. They source extremely high-quality, often local ingredients to craft beautiful and unique flavours that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They also make beautiful and high-quality cakes for every occasion, as well as ice cream bars and milkshakes. Check out their delectable Instagram page to see what they’re coming up with next!

Photo credit: @icecreamonology on Instagram

Photo credit: @icecreamonology on Instagram

Ice Creamonology is a 20-minute drive from the Anndore House, but it’s well worth it – for the ice cream as well as the beautiful sights and shops of Toronto’s downtown harbourfront.

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