City Sightseeing Toronto’s double-decker buses and trolleys cruise through Toronto’s streets in true sightseeing fashion, with open-air access during warm months and cozy enclosed transportation during cold and inclement weather. Customers can hop on and off at more than 20 stops, with highlights including the CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Dundas Square, and Casa Loma. Many packages also include a tour that drifts through Toronto Inner Harbour and its 14 islands as a guide provides commentary. City Sightseeing Toronto also facilitates day tours to Niagara Falls that feature comfy coach buses and narration by a licensed guide.
After they’ve arrived in theatres and before they’re available on DVD, hit movies roam the open road on Movies In Motion’s portable, inflatable screen. The screen lights up on a beach, at a park, or in an out-of-town neighbour’s backyard, and moviegoers bask in the summery nostalgia of taking in a film below the stars or the roof of their car. The company can also arrange private screenings at just about any venue of sufficient size.
Voted Best Place to Play Pool by the Scope, Dooly's encompasses a sprawling billiards hall brimming with upscale pool tables. Mellifluous tones travel from a stereo system toward ear trumpets as players wage one-on-one billiard battles and attempt to pocket a secret target during games of pea pool. At the bar, a stream of Molson draft rains from the tap and tops off a pitcher of beer perfect for quenching the thirst of highly concentrated nine-ball players. Players watch TV and exchange respectful head nods while lounging on sofas in front of a fireplace after games, as their doppelgangers play video games and both classic and modern board games. Though not included in today's Groupon, Dooly's serves up an assortment of wine, snacks, and eats.
Penned by local playwright Ben Pittman, The Fights weaves a story inspired by Newfoundland-born Bare-knuckle Prizefighter Johnny Dwyer and his knuckle-clad travails in 1870s New York City. As a parade of corrupt politicians and crooked saloon proprietors clouds the landscape of his fighter dreams, “Gentleman” Johnny’s will is tested, along with his fists and trigonometry prowess. Call ahead for reservations.
Matthew Glynn—an ISSA-certified trainer, kenpo karate black belt, and 2009 Canadian kickboxing champion—puts fad dieting to rest by encouraging healthy lifestyle courses for the long run. By organizing small groups of four to eight trainees, he offers all the benefits of personal training without the cost in programs for both adults and teenage athletes. As an added bonus to the high-intensity workouts, Mr. Glynn fosters smart nutritional choices and is available 24/7 for support.
Instructors Sarah and Karla lead Latin-inspired dance-fitness sessions designed to burn fat and tone muscles. In addition to the 60-minute sessions geared for ages 13 and up, they also feature Zumbatomic classes designed to get kids ages 4-12 to move while having fun.