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.
Frontline Action's indoor and outdoor fields, or battle zones, set the stage for high-adrenaline games of paintball, laser tag, and more. To ensure fair play, professionally trained referees oversee all simulated combat and tactical scenarios. Airsmiths and marker technicians also work at a large, on-site proshop.
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.
Living up to its name, Jumbo Video stocks a virtual Alexandrian library of movies, talkies, and at least one novelty-size videocassette. Cinephiles and the cine-curious can plan out video viewing parties by browsing the enormous catalogue of films online, organized by genre, or searchable by director, actor, or gaffer from Jumbo Video's homepage. More spontaneous collectors can plunge into the in-store title tidal wave. Some of the current seven-day offerings include such campy yuk-ups as Dinner for Schmucks and Oscar-nominated The Social Network, the fictionalized account of one Harvard student's eccentric plan to entrap the entire student body in a campus-wide butterfly net.