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.
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.
Core Fitness & Spa tones and tightens patrons with a full slate of core-centric classes in the fields of Pilates, yoga, and TRX suspension training. In Pilates classes, a friendly, trained instructor leads students through conditioning exercises designed to strengthen and stabilize their body's centres while building long, lean muscles, releasing pent-up tension, and establishing proper muscle use. Hatha flow yoga, meanwhile, combines poses, breath control, and relaxation as a means of bringing bodies, minds, and the scales of justice into balance. First inspired by U.S. Navy SEALs conditioning, TRX suspension training uses a versatile set of straps dangling from the ceiling to perform hundreds of leveraged body-weight exercises, which sculpt sinews simply and effectively. Core Fitness & Spa offers morning and evening classes as well as a once-every-17-years option for cicadas. Consult the schedule for times and dates.
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.
At first blush, Langley Wine Tours seems like a simple tourism booster, drawing attention to the lush vineyards that dot the region's rolling hills. That description is true, of course; the tour grants oenophiles access, tours, and tastings at seven destinations, including Back Yard Vineyards, and Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery. However, that's not where Langley Wine Tours magnanimity ends. Instead of keeping its well-earned money, the company donates 100% of its profits to the Langley Animal Protection Society. The company also gives back to its best customers; travelers can enter to win a variety of prizes by collecting tickets at each of their destinations, with gifts ranging from hotel stays and helicopter rides to cases of wine and singing telegrams delivered by the town crier.