Things To Do in Ontario

Up to 56% Off at Spring Action Trampoline Centre

Spring Action Trampoline

C$45.20 C$22

Drop-in trampoline classes allow beginners and more advanced students alike to enjoy quality jump time for fun or fitness

Up to 64% Off Court or Field Rental

Mississauga

C$25 C$9

55,000-square-foot sports complex with three volleyball courts, two artificial turf fields, and a fully boarded sport floor surface

Up to 84% Off at AK Fitness Studio

Toronto

C$199 C$39

Get fit with a range of fitness classes, ranging from the discipline of judo to the intervals of functional training and boot camp

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to Half Off at Parkshore Golf Club

Malton

C$50 C$25

Nine-hole course stretches more than 3,600 yards and features six large ponds, 44 bunkers, and two par 5s of more than 600 yards each

Up to 53% Off Paintball Day

Kitchener

C$74 C$39

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60-acre outdoor field with battlefields, shelters, and artillery, with players breaking for on-field instruction and barbecue lunch

Half Off City Kayaking Lesson and Rental

Humber River

C$49.95 C$25

Experienced guides give a quick lesson before releasing kayakers to explore the scenery and wildlife of the slow-moving Humber River

Up to 46% Off Water-Park Admissions to East Park

Hamilton Road

C$20.34 C$11

Water park features a double and two single tube rides on the 55-foot high Wally Tower along with 7 water slides; a kids splash pad area

Up to 61% Off Boot Camp at Bryan's Fitness Inferno

Devonshire

C$60 C$25

A personal trainer leads varied, 45-minute boot-camp sessions with focuses such as cardio kick-boxing, yoga, and full-body toning

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

C$7 for Reptile-Zoo Visit at Reptilia

Vaughan

C$15 C$7

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Reptilia showcases more than 200 species via recreated natural habitats, four daily live feedings, and shows in an on-site theatre

Up to 56% Off Gymnastics Summer Camp

Richmond Hill

C$160 C$99

Summer camp held at gymnastics facility entertains youngsters with swimming, face painting, games, trampolines, and more

65% Off Private-Lounge Rental

City Center

C$282.50 C$99

Guests celebrating birthday parties and other soirees take over Ascent Lounge for a night of revelry

Up to 50% Off an Exotic-Car Track Experience or Test Drive

Multiple Locations

C$158 C$79

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Drivers scream around a closed track in a police car or automatic or manual exotic car, or take a spin on the open road

Up to 70% Off at Burlington Bowl

Burlington

C$75.90 C$25

Landmark entertainment centre features 48 bowling lanes ideal for parties; restaurant featured on TV makeover show

50% Off Fitness Classes

Sudbury

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Golf at The Greens at Brock

Glenridge

C$95 C$49

Golfers cart across 18-hole, par 58 executive course with 14 par 3s and four par 4s, or they can hone their skills on the driving range

Up to 62% Off Cosmic Bowling at Dickson Bowl

Downtown Cambridge

C$92.88 C$35

Black lights illuminate 20 five-pin lanes while up to six bowlers enjoy two hours of cosmic bowling with housemade pizza and refreshments

Up to 25% Off "Young Frankenstein" Musical

Al Green Theatre

C$26 C$19.50

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Mel Brooks's retelling of Frankenstein legend leaps from screen to stage in touring Broadway show that keeps gags & adds musical numbers

Up to 51% Off 18 Holes of Golf and Six-Course Meal

Ashton

C$138 C$69

Tree-lined fairways and contoured greens of the course celebrating its 35th anniversary; couples enjoy a Valentine's Day meal after a round

50% Off Kindermusik Classes

Erin Mills

C$70 C$35

Classes, which offer information on baby and child development, introduce little ones to music and include singing, dancing, and bouncing

85% Off Month of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes

Thorncliffe Park

C$165 C$25

Comprised of 26 Hatha postures and two breathing exercises, 90-minute heated yoga classes tone the entire physique

59% Off Chocolate-Making Workshop at Chocolate Tales

Multiple Locations

C$82 C$34

Master chocolatiers teach truffle-making techniques that transform Belgian chocolate into a variety of confections for students to take home

Up to 55% Off at Castlemore Golf & Country Club

Castlemore Golf & Country Club

C$44 C$20

Golfers swing through tight fairways, undulating terrain, small greens & numerous water hazards en route to enjoyable 9-hole round

Up to 54% Off at Classical Martial Arts Centre

Multiple Locations

C$84.75 C$39

Classes teach karate to adults and children while encouraging self-confidence and discipline

43% Off Fruit-Wine-Winemaking Experience

Toronto

C$115 C$65

Make your own fruit wine and after the fermentation process, take home 23 litres of Rockin' Raspberry Rose or Peach Perfection

Half Off Racing Experiences

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

50% Off Services

Walkerville

C$700 C$350

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

72% Off Seven-Week Intro Salsa-Dance Course

Multiple Locations

C$125 C$35

Expert instructors helm introductory classes ideal for improving fitness, making new friends, and learning new steps

Up to 50% Off at Harmony Creek Golf Centre

Oshawa

C$119.98 C$59.99

18-hole executive course fills its modest overall length with challenges such as water, sand, or some combination on every hole

Up to 91% Group Fitness Classes and Personal Training

Vaughan

C$330 C$29

Inside enormous hangar, exercisers build strength and endurance by pummeling giant tires with sledge hammers and pulling weighted sleds

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes at Microlinks Community Centre

Richmond Hill

C$100 C$39

Expansive community centre hosts all manner of classes, including meditation, volleyball training, and progressive tennis.

Up to 51% Off Boot Camp Classes

City Center

C$50 C$25

Personal trainer who whips exercisers into shape in small-group boot camps

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Sun Yoga

C$135 C$39

Instructors lead a variety of yoga classes; bio-energy therapist Jasna harnesses life energies to help body heal itself

69% Off One Month of Unlimited Kick-Boxing Classes

Burlington

C$125 C$39

Kick-boxing classes leverage punches and kicks to get clients fit while they learn powerful martial-arts techniques

65% Off at Yoga Truly

Grimsby

C$112 C$39

Classes at this small, welcoming studio include Ashtanga yoga, prenatal yoga, and Caregiver & Child yoga for newborns through 4-year-olds

Up to 52% Off Girls' Spa Packages

Cambridge

C$100 C$49

Girls get glammed up with professional-grade nail services and organic, vegan skincare products, then pose for take-home photos

"The Sound of Music" – Up to 60% Off Musical

Randolph Theatre

C$39.99 C$16

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's final collaboration charms audiences with classic songs and romance in the looming shadow of WWII

Up to 50% Off Home Runs For Autism Charity Event

Ottawa Stadium

C$24 C$12

Former MLB star Jose Canseco squares off against NHLer Cody Ceci and other hockey players during a charitable softball game

Up to 79% Off at Hot Yoga Wellness Mississauga

Mississauga

C$160 C$39

Hatha flow classes led in room heated to 37 degrees Celsius to boost detoxification and help patrons sink deeper into stretches

C$9 for a Morning Class at Hot Yoga Wellness

Concord

C$18 C$9

Hatha flow classes led in room heated to 37 degrees Celsius to boost detoxification and help patrons sink deeper into stretches

50% Off Lessons at Ontario Conservatory of Music in Hamilton

Hamilton

C$88 C$44

Students can choose from piano, vocal, guitar, music theory, or drum lessons

Up to 59% Off Scuba Course at DiveAqua

Multiple Locations

C$349 C$169

Scuba divers achieve international certification and advanced licensing or learn diving skills under instructor's guidance

Up to 85% Off Group Training Classes

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$19

Groups of 5-10 people work out in MMA, Tabata, and strength & conditioning classes; locker rooms include hairstyling tools and organic soap

Up to 79% Off Weight-Loss Challenge or Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$19

Winner of the weight-loss challenge gets a cash prize; fitness classes available six days a week

60% Kids' Music Classes at Studio Arts Academy & Rock School

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$40

Kids have the opportunity to learn on a variety of instruments in an encouraging environment; no experience necessary

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts at Aikido Canada

Central Windsor

C$125 C$30

Classes for kids and adults meet six days a week; self-defense that protects you without harming your attacker

Up to 72% Off Circus-Arts Classes

Markham

C$70.63 C$24

Students build core muscles during safe, high-flying workouts on trapezes, aerial silks, and rings

Up to 51% Off Boot Camp

South Courtice Arena

C$70 C$35

An Olympic runner helps clients train in strength, speed, running technique, and more in a variety of hour-long boot camps

Up to 54% Off Ballet Classes

Vaughan

C$75 C$35

Dance centre offers classes for ballerinas of all ages and abilities, with special sessions for young children

Up to 87% Off Classes at Fitness Connection

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$24

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Calories melt and muscles ripple during 60-minute classes, which range from sculpting workouts to Zumba dance parties

Up to 78% Off Adult Martial-Arts Classes

400 West

C$125 C$39

Adult martial-arts programs strengthen the body and mind as they instill focus and conflict-resolution skills

$10 for Fitness Training at HIPFIT Studios Inc.

Oakville

$30 $10

During interval training, instructors lead groups in aerobic and strength exercises while individual heart monitors track progress

Up to 58% Off Youth MMA Fitness Program

Burlington

C$69 C$29

Kids follow fitness and MMA routines that develop fundamental skills that can be applied to a variety of sports

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes

Grantham

C$85 C$38

Certified coaches offer martial-arts classes in an expansive 5,000-sq.-ft. facility

Up to 63% Off Bowling and Mini Golf

Cambridge

C$54.13 C$20

Lanes with automatic scoring and optional bumpers host 10-frame games; putters tap orbs over nine-hole course with around-the-world theme

75% Off at Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai (TKMT) Academy

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$25

Clean, friendly gym and muay thai kick-boxing lessons for beginning and advanced students of all ages

Up to 47% Off Ferrari Test Drive or Porsche Rental

Multiple Locations

C$299 C$179

Speedy jaunts in the red Ferrari 360 Spider F1 include insurance and gas; the rental Porsche boasts 345hp and can go 200+ mph

Up to 66% Off Bowling Outing for Six

Cooksville

C$87.32 C$30

Up to six bowlers lace up shoes and send balls hurtling down polished lanes for two hours inside 70,000 sq. ft. alley

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Classes at KanZenKai Karate

Thornhill

C$150 C$29

Certified black-belt instructors instill discipline, confidence, and martial-arts skills in students of all ages and experience levels

Up to 75% Off Classes at National Fitness

Stoney Creek

C$50 C$15

An assortment of group fitness classes available throughout the week including Zumba, yoga, and cardio kick-boxing

Up to 50% Off Exotic Car Test Drive from Toronto Dream Cars

Brampton

C$300 C$149

Get behind the wheel of an exotic Lamborghini Gallardo for a breathtaking spin

Up to 58% Off Horseback Riding Lessons

Kitchener

C$60 C$25

Two experienced trainers provide students with their expertise, equipment, and trained horses to learn basics in an indoor arena

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

44% Off

Holy Rosary School

C$45 C$25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes or Unlimited Training

Windsor

C$100 C$35

Slate of 88 classes a month includes TRX, Kardio Kickboxing, yoga, spin, and boot camp, along with hourly group training

75% Off CrossFit Intro Sessions

Markham

C$197 C$49

A certified coach teaches small groups the fundamental movements of CrossFit and develops personalized workouts for students

Up to Half Off Horseback Riding at Silverfox Farm

Ashburn

C$55 C$29

Learn riding techniques and gain a primer on horse behavior and psychology at a 100-acre ranch atop the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine

Up to 68% Off Rip-Tone Fitness Classes

Concord

C$150 C$59

Burn fat and tone muscle during energetic fitness classes led by seasoned personal trainer

Up to 71% Off Indoor-Playground Visits or Party

Richmond Hill

C$50 C$19

Plush playground with arches, stairs, tunnels & ball pit; 2-hour birthday parties offer access to the playground, movie theatre & more

Up to 47% Off Skiing Packages

Barrie

C$73 C$39

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Spend the day skiing or snowboarding and tubing or cross-country ski across the Nordic trails at luxurious more than 50-year-old resort

Up to 80% Off Yoga Classes at The Clarity Centre

Oakville

C$140 C$39

Classes are available for students of all skill levels

Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

C$185 C$39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Half Off Lessons at Ontario Conservatory of Music

St. Catharines

C$38 C$19

Students age 4 and up study keyboard instruments, guitar, voice, violin, drums, bass, or music theory at a government-certified school

64% Off 12 Weeks of Kids' CrossFit

Cambridge

C$165 C$59

CrossFit classes help kids as young as 5 release some steam while they get fit with fun age-appropriate, 45-minute workouts

50% Off Two-Hour Skateboarding Clinic

North York Skatepark

C$90 C$45

During a two-hour, hands-on clinic, skateboarders can learn the basics or basic tricks, depending on their skill level; gear included

Up to 44% Off Bowling for Up to Six at Galaxie Bowling

Gatineau

C$47 C$28

Twelve 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes for players to engage in rounds of regular bowling or play on Rock ‘n’ Bowl evenings

Up to 50% Off at Indoor Trampoline Facility

Mississauga/Oakville

C$66 C$33

Jumpers fly high on Olympic-regulation trampolines built into the ground and surrounded by soft padding and mats for safety

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Canadian financier, industrialist, and business visionary Sir Henry Pellatt modeled Casa Loma on the style of art and architecture he came to admire when touring castles throughout Europe. But his home endures today mainly as a testament to the culture and lifestyle of the Toronto elite during early 20th Century. Visitors can tour the grounds on their own or with a group while learning about the family, the Edwardian heritage, and—most importantly—the architecture and history of the landmark castle atop the hill.


The History of Casa Loma

  • 1859: Henry Pellatt was born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1882–1902: Pellatt became a millionaire by investing in various mining, insurance, land, and electricity prospects
  • 1905: Pellatt was knighted for his military service with the Queen's Own Rifles
  • 1911: Working with Canadian architect E.J. Lennox, Pellatt helped design his dream home—a Medieval-inspired castle
  • 1914–1924: Economic hardships eventually forced Sir Henry and Lady Mary Pellatt to sell Casa Loma
  • 2014: After failed attempts to transform the residence into a hotel, a school, a museum, and an art gallery over the years, Liberty Entertainment Group chose to preserve and enhance the historic structure

The Sights of Casa Loma

Self-guided tours of Casa Loma and the surrounding area are available throughout the year. Here are some highlights worth seeing:

  • Great hall on the main floor: This room serves as a focal point within the home, complete with 60-foot ceilings and sculpted figures decorating the pillars.
  • Sir Henry Pellatt's suite on the second floor: Mahogany and walnut walls keep with the home's luxuriant spirit. This room also features a hidden compartment beside the fireplace where Sir Henry Pellatt would conceal secret documents.
  • Carriage House and Stables: Connected to Casa Loma by an 800-ft. tunnel which runs 18ft below Austin Terrace. The tunnel features an exhibit of Toronto’s Dark Side, which tells the story in archival photographs of Toronto’s darker days such as Prohibition, The Depression, The Plague, The Great Toronto Fire, and Toronto’s first plane crash. The carriage house features an Automotive Exhibit featuring vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s.
  • Estate gardens: The five acres of lush flora surrounding Casa Loma showcase ornate sculptures and fountains as well as meticulously tended displays of perennials and a wooded hillside filled with wildflowers, ferns, rhododendrons, and decorative grasses.

The Pellatt Newsreel

To deliver more insight into the Pellatt family's optimistic construction and tragic loss of Casa Loma, the castle screens a 22-minute docudrama on the rise and fall of the estate. Narrated by Colin Mochrie, this docudrama adopts the tone of a 1939 newsreel as it tracks Sir Henry's resounding business successes, followed by his gradual financial undoing.

1 Austin Terrace
Toronto,
ON
CA

A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.

These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.

200 Lockhart Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Working with one of the country's most famous artists might cause some to rest on their laurels, but for Patricia Corsini, the years she spent as a personal assistant and photographer to renowned artist Robert Bateman only pushed her to keep exploring. Robert's sweet tooth led Patricia to culinary school at George Brown College, after which she became executive chef of Cook Gourmet Inc., where culinary experts show aspiring cooks how to craft elegant dishes.

In one of the company's many cooking classes, Sunshine en Provence courses lead students through each step of creating a bistro-style meal, and Some Like It Haute! sessions focus on stylish summertime meals. Classes are taught in a gourmet kitchen with a wide assembly of tools at students' disposal.

Cook Gourmet Inc.'s crew also caters events small and large, even providing personal-chef services for clients' dinner parties.

1204 Clarkson Rd N
Mississauga,
ON
CA

Each member of Bikram Yoga Canada’s talented team of instructors possesses a sage yogic know-how borne of their participation in a 10-week certification course taught by Bikram Choudhury in California. Over the course of this rigorous program, the posing pedagogues learned the essentials of heated movement modality, spending hours stuffing their brains with wisdom ranging from yoga philosophy and anatomy to a detailed study of each pose. While the world-renowned course provides the team with an unshakable foundation, the instructors—firm believers that learning is a never-ending endeavour—undergo re-certification every three years to ensure that they remain abreast of current practices. With this impeccably trained and passionate staff at the helm of every sweat-inducing class, Bikram Yoga Canada offers students of all experience levels a chance to experience the physical detoxification afforded by stretching sessions within their balmy studio. During each class, the instructors put their hard-earned teaching skills into practice as they lead pupils through a series of 26 postures, known as asanas, designed to warm and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons while melting away tension and the frozen dinners stored in the hearts of pupils.

500 Sheppard Ave E
North York,
ON
CA

Spread across 270 historic acres, Knollwood Golf Course is a challenging 36-hole facility comprised of the Old Course set right alongside the New Course—both designed by well-regarded course superintendent Jack Harris in 1970 and 1990, respectively. Players can opt for a round on the Old Course or the New Course links and enjoy hole designs that embrace the natural Ancaster topography. Elevated tees and long, perplexing par 5 holes with ominous names such as Buried Treasure and Redemption lead to finely timed fairways that open up into stirring panoramas. The New Course entices advanced club swingers, and the Old Course's more accessible series of par 4 holes with large, accommodating greens is appealing for beginners.

Knollwood players don clean-cut golf attire and enjoy a golfer's paradise that has been open to the public since 1970 and keeps players happy with sprightly paced 10-minute tee times, on-site restaurants and beverage carts, and a "no-argue" rain cheque policy. The facility's proud groundskeepers maintain large, naturalized areas on the course intended to encourage the wildlife to thrive and occasionally join in on a game.

1276 Shaver Rd
Ancaster,
ON
CA

Laced with elements of yoga, Pilates, and gymnastics, the women-only classes at Aradia Fitness sculpt lean, toned physiques. And though physical fitness is a cornerstone of the studio, it's not the only one. Classes foster certain amount of unrestrained confidence that, as Aradia puts it, “teach[es] women to unapologetically love their body and themselves.” With locations in Canada, Aradia’s certified fitness instructors provide a studio environment that is safe for ladies of all shapes and sizes. No matter the class, the environment at Aradia is always lighthearted, nurturing, and more supportive than a stainless-steel hammock. Ladies may gather their friends and book the studio for a girl's night out, birthday, or bachelorette party.

57 Mill St N
Brampton,
ON
CA

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