Things To Do in Ontario

9 or 18 Holes of Virtual Golf for Two or Four with Beer at Golf O Max (Up to 52% Off)

Golf O Max

Ottawa West

C$59 C$30

Golfers play on virtual recreations of world-class courses while sharing pitchers of beer

One- or Two-Month Unlimited Membership at Evolution Martial Arts Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

EVOLUTION MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS

Mississauga

C$125 C$19.95

Instructors lead students of all ages in martial arts classes including Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Nissan GTR, or Lamborghini Driving Experience from Ultimate Exotics (Up to 57% Off)

Ultimate Exotics

Stoney Creek

C$199 C$99

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Take the wheel or sit back as a professional driver cruises around in an exotic car that go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Bold Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Bold Fitness

Brampton

C$250 C$39

Sweat your way through a series of strength-, endurance-, and fitness-elevating exercises alongside up to 12 classmates

C$20 for Two Tickets with Two Medium Popcorns and Pops at Imagine Cinemas Frederick (C$37 Value)

Imagine Cinemas Frederick

Kitchener

C$37 C$20

Classic cinema with refurbished theaters and rocker seats from the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre hosts first-run films

Canoe Rental with Lesson for Two or Family of Three or Up to Five from Toronto Adventures (Up to 54% Off)

Toronto Adventures

Humber River

C$99.95 C$50

Experienced guides give a quick lesson before releasing visitors to explore the scenery and wildlife via canoe

Steve Harvey Live at London Convention Centre on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 37% Off)

Steve Harvey Live

London convention centre

$152.77 $97

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Veteran entertainer and comedian shares love and relationship advice from his bestselling book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour at Chrysler Theatre on Saturday, October 11 (Up to 50% Off)

The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle!

Chrysler Theatre

C$27.50 C$13.75

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Quartet of children's music makers entertain families with hits such as "I've Got My Glasses On"

18 Holes of Golf for Two During the Week or the Weekend at Cresthaven Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Cresthaven Golf Club

Markham

C$52 C$26

18-hole par 3 course with average tee-to-green distance of 146 yd. invites clubbers to hone approach shots and putting strokes

Visit for Two or Four to the Canadian Automotive Museum (50% Off)

Canadian Automotive Museum

Downtown Oshawa

C$10 C$5

The museum houses nearly a century's worth of old cars, from a 1903 Redpath Messenger to a 1983 DeLorean

Three or Five Jumbo Buckets of Range Balls at Launch Golf Centre in Vaughan (Up to 51% Off)

Launch Golf Centre

Vaughan

C$48 C$24

Players hone swings at range open year-round that features heated, covered hitting stalls

Eco Chic Charity Fashion Show for Two or Four on October 5 from Simply Green Unique Events Inc (Up to 54% Off)

Simply Green Unique Events Inc

Shiraz

C$60 C$29

Check out designers' new styles, listen to a DJ, and win prizes at the charity fashion show

Three or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Spaulding School of Music (Up to 54% Off)

Spaulding School of Music

Multiple Locations

C$75 C$37

Comprehensive music lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice, trumpet, saxophone, or violin help students learn by listening

Five Large Buckets of Driving Range Balls at Joshua Creek Golf and Tennis (Up to 42% Off)

Joshua Creek Golf and Tennis

Oakville

C$60 C$35

65-stall driving range fosters the development of swings as golfers practice with large buckets of 105 practice balls

10 or 15 Fitness Classes at Complex Barbell (Up to 85% Off)

Complex Barbell

Burlington

C$200 C$39

Classes combine cardio, olympic lifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and calisthenics into new workouts each day

Paintball Package with Ammo and Gear for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Dodge This Paintball (Up to 59% Off)

Dodge This Paintball

Sudbury

C$30 C$15

Players dodge slung paint as they scramble across outdoor fields, littered with obstacles and ruins in a variety of paintball games

5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Namaste Yoga Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Namaste Yoga Studio

Western Hill

C$70 C$25

Gentle flow, Hatha flow, heated power-flow Vinyasa, and core Vinyasa

Mini Golf, Bowling, or Both for Up to Six at ibowl Family Fun Center (Up to 63% Off)

ibowl Family Fun Center

Cambridge

C$27.06 C$10

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

6, 12, or 24 Boot-Camp Sessions at Denise Verutis- Personal Training (Up to 73% Off)

Denise Verutis- Personal Training

Guelph

C$90 C$29

Trainer Denise Verutis leads fitness-building group workouts capped at 20 students

Full-Day Kayak Rentals for Two or Four from 1000 Islands Kayaking (Up to 52% Off) 

1000 Islands Kayaking

Gananoque

C$248.60 C$119

In single or double kayaks, paddle along the breathtaking beaches of the 1000 Islands on the way to swimming, picnics, or simple relaxation

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Fearless Heart Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Fearless Heart Yoga

Waterloo

C$135 C$45

Nine different classes ranging from gentle yoga, which focuses on improving flexibility and relaxation, to the fast-paced Power Flow class

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Trainer Jane (Up to 87% Off)

Trainer Jane

Multiple Locations

C$197 C$29

A certified personal trainer and nutrition coach leads groups through workouts designed for weight loss and fitness maintenance

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Trainer Jane (Up to 87% Off)

Trainer Jane

Multiple Locations

C$197 C$29

A certified personal trainer and nutrition coach leads groups through workouts designed for weight loss and fitness maintenance

One Month Martial Arts Gym Membership for One or Two at The Dojo (Up to 69% Off)

The Dojo

Brantford

C$125 C$39

Instructors focus on self-defense, confidence, and character building through the exercise of martial arts

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Dining Credit at Huron Shores Golf Club (Up to 48% Off)

Huron Shores Golf Club

Port Sanilac

$82 $45

Distinct front and back nines welcome lake breezes throughout course with mature arbors and pristine bunkers

Haunted Playground and Criminal Hall of Fame Admission for One, Two, or Four at Screaming Tunnels (Up to 78% Off)

Screaming Tunnels

Niagara Falls

$28 $10

A haunted maze winds through daunting tunnels that capture the feel of a Hollywood horror movie

Bowling with Drinks for Up to Six or Private Bowling Party for Up to 25 at All Star Interactive (Up to 70% Off)

All Star Interactive

Eglinton East

C$99 C$30

Automatic lanes clatter with toppling pins as guests square off in rental shoes and refuel with drinks; parties offer 12 private lanes

Wolf Center Admission for Two Adults or Family of Four at Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve (Up to 50% Off)

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve

Haliburton

C$22 C$11

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Wolves roam freely at this 15-acre sanctuary; an indoor observatory allows visitors to observe the wolves in the feeding area

One, Three, or Six Intro to Polo Lessons at Cedar Valley Polo Club (Up to 58% Off)

Cedar Valley Polo Club

Mount Albert

C$140 C$70

Lessons in an outdoor field or indoor arena introduce basics of hitting a ball and controlling a horse, and lead up to a game

Eight Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Imagine Dance & Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Imagine Dance & Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$72 C$35

Classes lead clients through calorie-burning workouts in styles such as Zumba, yoga flow, and percussion-based Pound

Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$10

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

Two Summer Entries or One or Two Summer Entries with Pumpkin-Season Entries at McMaze Corn Maze (Up to 55% Off)

McMaze Corn Maze

St Andrews West

C$20 C$10

Mazes include 3.5-acre corn maze, haze maze, and door maze, plus access to pumpkin patch and nighttime corn maze, wagon ride, and bush walk

Drive One or Two Laps in a Luxury Car from G1Tour (Up to 88% Off). Five Tracks Available.

G1Tour

Multiple Locations

C$339.33 C$69

Drive an Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, or Nissan GTR on tracks ranging from 2.2 km to 4.4 km

One-, Two-, or Three-Lap Exotic Dream Car Experience at Toronto MotorSports Park (Up to 60% Off)

Toronto MotorSports Park

Cayuga

C$249 C$115

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After thorough safety briefings, drivers take the wheel of an Italian or German supercar for laps around a real race track

Brewery-Tour Package for Two or Four at Railway City Brewing Company (Up to 55% Value)

Railway City Brewing Company

St.Thomas

C$38.50 C$20

Brewmasters turn Ontario-grown grains and hops into small-batch craft beers, such as the Dead Elephant IPA and Iron Spike blond ale

C$19 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos (Up to C$150 Value)

Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

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

Golf Package for Two or Four of Membership at Dufferin Glen Golf Club (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Dufferin Glen Golf Club

Orangeville

C$81.42 C$35

Nine-hole course suitable for players of all levels with buckets of range balls; memberships include unlimited play seven days a week

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four or Membership at Brooklea Golf & Country Club (Up to 58% Off)

Brooklea Golf & Country Club

Midland

C$166 C$75

18-hole championship course weaves through trees, ponds, and silica sand traps to bent-grass greens

One- or Two-Month Boot-Camp Package with Meal Plans from Revolution Elite Sport and Fitness (Up to 93% Off)

Revolution Elite Sport and Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$344 C$25

Boot-camp programs elevate whole-body fitness by providing goal-tracking software, dietary guidance, and unlimited workouts

Flight for One, Two, or Four, or Private Flight for Up to Six at Cloud Chasers Balloon Rides (Up to 45% Off)

Cloud Chasers Balloon Rides

Stratford

C$295 C$199

Fully licensed pilots take guests up to 1,000 feet in the air to take in panoramic views

Reptile-Park Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids, with Option for Guided Tour at Scales Nature Park (Up to 52% Off)

Scales Nature Park

Oro-Medonte

C$32 C$16

Nature centre with 300 reptiles and amphibians (60+ species), many of which can be held; trails run through wetlands, forests, and meadows

Winery Tasting and Tour for Up to Four or Eight at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery & Vineyard

C$56 C$28

Specializing in grapes that thrive in cool climate, wines crafted onsite include lively, mineral-forward riesling and dry chenin blanc

Two Hours of Group Bowling and Pizza or Five Hours of Group Bowling at Elgin Bowling Lanes (Up to 78% Off)

Elgin Bowling Lanes

Elgin

C$175 C$39

Up to six bowlers challenge friends during two-hour bowling session paired with pizza or during five hours worth of bowling

9 or 18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Hidden Ridge Golf Course in Zephyr (Up to 56% Off)

Hidden Ridge Golf Course

Hidden Ridge Golf Course

C$60 C$29

Cart helps golfers navigate across tree-lined 9-hole course two times for an 18-hole round highlighted by scenic views of Uxbridge

Zoo Admission for One, Two, or Four or Overnight Safari for Up to 15 at Papanack Park Zoo (Up to 60% Off)

Papanack Park Zoo

Papanack Park Zoo

C$17.50 C$8

Guests can feed the animals in their new walk-in petting zoo, or watch some of the feeding shows throughout the day

Make a Mosaic Trivet or Wrought-Iron Side Table at Mosaic Beach Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Mosaic Beach Studio

Toronto

C$150 C$75

Over the course of four sessions, students arrange colorful pieces of glass into one-of-a-kind, usable items

4, 8, or 16 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Wescar Music Studios (50% Off)

Wescar Music Studios

Stittsville

C$137.50 C$69

Learn the piano, guitar, or accordion during 30-minute private lessons

One or Five Aerial Hammock Yoga Classes at Cirque Centre (Up to 75% Off)

A2D2 - Cirque Centre

Mississauga

C$60 C$15

In a circus atmosphere, students hang upside down in aerial hammocks, using the fabric as a calming guide through the air

C$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Moksha Yoga (C$169.95 Value)

Moksha Yoga

Thornhill

C$169.95 C$49

At a sustainably powered yoga studio, students study under passionate instructors as they strengthen their bodies and focus their minds

C$39 for Two Hours of Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental and C$10 Meal Voucher at Champs FEC (C$100.84 Value)

Champs FEC

CHAMPS

C$100.84 C$39

Twenty Brunswick bowling lanes within a sports bar featuring juicy burgers, club sandwiches, and jumbo wings

Confined Water Scuba Course for One or Two or International Scuba-Certification Course at DiveAqua (Up to 59% Off

DiveAqua

Multiple Locations

C$349 C$169

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

10 or 20 ClintRX Suspension-Training Sessions at Elite Training Facility (Up to 57% Off)

Elite Training Facility

King East

C$75 C$37

Clients of all fitness levels enhance muscular endurance using specialized ClintRX total-body suspension-training program

C$109 for a Two-Hour Wedding Photo Permit at Humber Arboretum (C$200 Value)

Humber Arboretum

North Etobicoke

C$200 C$109

Snap wedding photos with the arboretum as a backdrop or your primary subject as you wander through scenic gardens and trails for two hours

Two Tickets to the University of Western Ontario "Turkey Bowl" Football Game at TD Stadium on October 9 (Up to 53% Off)

University of Western Ontario Mustangs Football: Turkey Bowl

TD Waterhouse Stadium

C$32 C$18

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The Mustangs take on Laurier during the Turkey Bowl; family activities surround the game, including bounce houses and a chicken wing contest

Haunted-House Visit for Two or Four at Scare House Windsor (Up to 42% Off)

Scare House Windsor

Tecumseh Mall

C$30 C$18

Demons and madmen await visitors of this haunted house that serves as a setting for an upcoming horror film

Golf Lessons and Practice at Markham Golf Dome (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Markham Golf Dome

Markham

C$33 C$16

Experienced instructors help improve swing mechanics, which can be practiced in a six-storey driving range

Six or 12 Boot Camp Sessions at Evolution Sports Training (Up to 51% Off)

Evolution Sports Training

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

Martial-Arts Classes at Combat Sambo Academy (Up to 93% Off). Three Options Available.

Combat Sambo Academy

Vaughan

C$100 C$29

The instructor has past experience with police and military training

5 or 10 Indoor-Playground Visits or a Birthday Party for Up to 15 Kids at Play & Party (Up to 71% Off)

Play & 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

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar Lessons at Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off) 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

One-Hour Introductory Archery Lesson for Two or Four at Silver Swords Armouries (Up to 68% Off)

Silver Swords Armouries

Oakville

C$60 C$25

Instructors well-versed in the lore of archery teach participants how to wield a bow and arrow like a professional

One Month of Youth After-School MMA and Fitness Classes at Hi End Fitness (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Hi End Fitness

Burlington

C$69 C$29

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

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Up to 6 or 12 at Parkway Lanes (Up to 73% Off)

Parkway Lanes Bowling & Entertainment Center

Lakeport

C$89.40 C$25

40 lanes with automatic scoring & bumpers plus an in-house game room with pool tables

Five-Class Pass for Yoga or One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga at Hot Yoga Wellness (Up to 75% Off)

Hot Yoga Wellness

Multiple Locations

C$80 C$20

Ashtanga, yin, hatha, and hot yoga sessions

C$59 for a CrossFit Foundations Course and Three CrossFit Classes at Royal City CrossFit (C$210 Value)

Royal City CrossFit

Guelph

C$210 C$59

After completing Foundations course, which takes four classes, clients join high-intensity, constantly changing CrossFit workouts

Karate, Kung Fu, or Kickboxing Classes at S.M.A. Karate (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

S.M.A. Karate

Gardiners

C$75 C$19

In a 3,000-square-foot dojo, students of all ages suit up to train under seasoned instructors of Shaolin kung fu, karate, and kickboxing

Three-Month Membership with Uniforms for One or Two at Classical Martial Arts Centre (Up to 54% Off)

Classical Martial Arts Centre

Multiple Locations

C$84.75 C$39

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

Five Weeks of Burlesque Classes for One or Two at Zahra’s School of Bellydance (Up to 55% Off)

Zahra’s School of Dance

Ajax

C$50 C$25

Learn a sexy burlesque routine with Artistic Director Zahra, then perform at the school recital

One 14- or 30-Day Boot Camp Session at Pickering Fit Body (Up to 72% Off)

Pickering Fit Body

Pickering

C$97 C$29

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through intense boot camp sessions.

Mini Golf for Two or Four at Rock Glen Family Resort (Up to 55% Off)

Rock Glen Family Resort

Arkona

C$30 C$15

18-hole mini-golf course at a quiet country getaway near Rock Glen Falls

Odditorium, 4D Theatre, or Waxworks Visit for Two or Three at Ripley's Believe it or Not! (Up to 49% Off)

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Niagara Falls

C$31.61 C$16

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Explore a wax museum, an immersive moving theatre, or one of Ripley's world-famous collections of global artifacts and oddities

C$10 for Family Day Pass for 2 Adults & 4 Youths Age 5-14 to Lang Pioneer Village Museum (C$20 Value)

Lang Pioneer Village Museum

Keene

C$20 C$10

With restored buildings and costumed interpreters performing tasks such as printmaking, an outdoor museum recreates a 19th-century village

Tour and Tasting with Glass and Truffles for Two or Four at Holland Marsh Wineries (Up to 68% Off)

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

Family vineyard creates eastern European-style wines from all-natural grapes, surrounded by lush landscapes

10 Kickboxing Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes with Wraps at Superkix Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Superkix Martial Arts

Welland

C$100 C$29

Students burn fat and build muscle with functional strength as they master the strikes, kicks, and cardio training of muay thai kickboxing

Tour Package for Two or Four at Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Railway City Brewing Company (Up to 54% Off)

Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Railway City Brewing Company

Multiple Locations

C$41 C$19

Visitors tour winemaking and beer-brewing facilities, taste the products, and use gift cards toward bottles and gifts

C$75 for One Month of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes at Millennium Tae Kwon Do (C$155 Value)

Millennium Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

C$155 C$75

Instructors with 4th and 6th degree black belts instruct students of all ages in the ancient practice of self-defense and discipline

C$10 for Two-Hour Upper Deck and Engine Room Boat Walking Tour of the S.S. Keewatin (Up to C$20 Value)

S.S. Keewatin

Port Mc Nicoll

C$20 C$10

Two-hour tours traverse the most interesting parts of the S.S. Keewatin, exploring Edwardian staterooms and a Titanic-era engine

C$69 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Cedarhurst Golf Club (Up to C$158 Value)

Cedarhurst Golf Club

Beaverton

C$158 C$69

Course features distinct front and back nines, and historic clubhouse that dates back to 1935

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Canadian financier, industrialist, and business visionary Sir Henry Pellatt modeled the Casa Loma castle on the style of art and architecture he came to admire when touring similar castles throughout Europe. Today, the structure endures 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 by 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 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 castle, complete with 60-foot ceilings and sculpted figures adorning the pillars.

  • Sir Henry Pellatt's master 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 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

Creative Kids Place engages exploring minds aged 2–12 in its colourful arts-and-play centre through drop-in sessions, summer camps, holiday camps, birthday parties, and special programs. During drop-in sessions, children can stuff teddy bears, paint T-shirts, or string beads of bracelets as preschoolers and toddlers bond with their parents over creatively minded toys or frolic in costume in the dress-up area. Creative Kids Place provides all needed craft supplies, paints, and play activities, and changes its crafts weekly to ensure children don't steal the company's secrets and start their own franchises. March break camps provide children from 4–12 years with an opportunity to spend time with a variety of crafts over March break, and all camps include either a bowling or a mini-golf outing.

When not playing, parents use free WiFi or lounge on the centre's couches amid bright red and green walls and tables draped in decorative tarps. Alternatively, crafters can choose from an array of sculpted, three-dimensional pottery canvases including penguins, dinosaurs, unicorns, princesses, and more. After wee artists paint their pieces to express colour appreciation or camouflage them from envious stuffed animals, staff fires completed sculptures in an on-site kiln.

3176 Ridgeway Dr
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
Toronto,
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

At Pro Dojos, certified martial-arts experts lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of pugilistic disciplines. Each location is independently owned, so the martial-arts styles may vary, but many offer karate, tae kwon do, kick-boxing, aikido, and jujitsu classes. The instructors elucidate the noble combat arts to kiddos as young as 4 years old, helping them build strength and motor skills while instilling the values of self-confidence. Teen classes focus on honing discipline and treating yourself and others with respect, and adult classes reinforce cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and coordination. The instructors also lead classes for the whole family, allowing them to bond as a unit, which could possibly lead to starring in a hit sitcom about a crime-fighting family who takes down comical villains in their idyllic suburban neighborhood.

279 Queen Street East
Brampton,
ON
CA