Whether they're walking in for a quick eyebrow wax or an essential-oil-infused chakra massage, visitors to Oriental Falls Spa soak in a tranquil ambience designed for total stress relief. After a lavender-scented mani-pedi or an anti-aging LED light facial, some locations allow customers to don a comfortable robe and head to the complimentary jacuzzi or steam and sauna room to whisk away muscle tension. Staffers offer 50 signature treatments within the spacious wellness centres' walls, which are decorated with Asian-themed prints. A relaxation room invites guests to lounge in comfy armchairs, sip tea, and watch the large-screen TV, and a trickling waterfall inspires relaxation or high-stakes betting on origami-boat races. In addition to aesthetic treatments, the centres' clinical team performs traditional Chinese medical services such as acupuncture as well as homeopathic, osteopathic, and chiropractic therapies.
The husband-and-wife team of Tassos and Stephanie Makrakis link the past with the present in more ways than one at Momento Photoworks. In a restored studio originally built in the 1860s, their team of photographers specializes in portraiture employing the same Hasselblad data camera system that Neil Armstrong used to capture the famous picture of Buzz Aldrin standing in front of the moon's first McDonald's. Tassos does extensive research on new products and portrait styles to ensure that each unhurried session yields the best visual results. The crew consults at length with the clients before memorializing images of couples, families, and children, as well as taking professional headshots and corporate photos. Artists professionally retouch faces and mount, protect, and hand-finish portraits on canvas, offering a five-year warranty on any piece unable to withstand environmental elements or cryptic glances from neighbouring pictures.
From their location within the Hilton Suites Toronto, Club Makham's staff trolls the facility's more than 30,000 square feet, inspiring patrons to change their often sedentary lifestyles by developing a lasting fitness regimen. Strength and cardio equipment—including Precor treadmills equipped with personal TVs—await to help guests whip into shape, along with an aerobics studio stocked with exercise balls, step platforms, and free weights. Members can reserve one of four international-size squash courts to perfect their zucchini-whacking prowess or sign up for tournaments. Trainers tailor their personal-training regimens to each client's goals, whether honing sport-specific skills or rehabilitating an injury. The staff also leads group fitness classes, including cycling, yoga, and Zumba, as well as water-based classes held in Club Markham's indoor pool.
Nestled beside the outdoor pond's bubbling fountain, the zen patio and garden channels serenity with wicker furniture cushioned by sage green pillows. Trees and patio-table umbrellas shade visitors admiring the bright blooms or taking notes on birds' fitness routines, hoping to one day hone enough strength to fly. To foster indoor serenity, the staff maintains steam rooms, saunas, indoor heated pool, and a whirlpool filled with liquefied calm.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having to scribble them on your hand. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
At Canadian Counselling Centre, each visitor is treated as an individual, and given a customized treatment regimen. The staff begins with a broad list of therapies and then narrows it down based on which therapy will suit the patient best. That list includes a wide array of therapy types and theories, from art therapy, hypnosis, and couples therapy to cognitive behaviour therapy. The staff also schedules special therapy sessions for those with anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Canadian Flight Academy's seven master instructors train students of all skill levels on the complexities of fixed-wing flight inside one of four types of aircraft such as a Cessna or Piper Cherokee. Pilots are born from the 52-hour ground school, which covers everything from meteorology to air law. In addition to teaching basic flight lessons, the instructors impart their knowledge in more advance topics such as instrument ratings, multi-engine ratings, airline transport, and what to do when an eagle falls in love with your plane. Six licensed mechanics combine their 65 combined years of experience when tending to aircraft with their maintenance services, and online planning references help captains prepare for take offs.