Things To Do In Toronto

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four at Revue Cinema (Up to 55% Off)

Revue Cinema

Roncesvalles Village

Non-profit theatre screens blockbuster films, cult classics, and silent films with piano accompaniment; organic juices and vintage soda

C$32 C$15

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$11 for Boat Tour of Toronto Harbour and Islands from Toronto Harbour Tours (Up to $28.20 Value)

Toronto Harbour Tours

Downtown Toronto

The one-hour tour cruises the harbourfront and stops at islands as guests snap photos of scenic vistas while listening to crew's narration

C$28.20 C$11

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Two Laps Driving a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F458 Italia at ICAR Toronto (Up to 50% Off)

ICAR Toronto

Woodbine Racetrack

Experience includes 20-minute course, two discovery laps as a co-pilot, two laps behind the wheel, and a certificate of completion

C$249 C$129

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

Steve Harvey Live

Sheraton Centre Toronto

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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

C$152.77 C$97

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Season Pass for Unlimited Drop-In Play Sessions, or One Week of Camp at Kidnetix (Up to 54% Off)

Kidnetix

Kidnetix Yorkdale

Children play in two indoor playgrounds and arcades; week of camp includes Zumba, baseball, soccer, and yoga

C$130 C$65

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10 or 20 Drop-In Boot Camp, Boxercise, or Women's Only Classes at Gideon Boxing Academy (Up to 84% Off)

Gideon Boxing Academy

Scarborough

Groups get together for high-energy workouts based on boxing fundamentals that burn off excess weight and tone muscles

C$150 C$25

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One Ticket to Toronto Maple Leafs Preseason Game at The Air Canada Centre on September 28 or October 3 (Up to 7% Off)

Toronto Maple Leafs

Air Canada Centre

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Behind all-star Phil Kessel, the Maple Leafs close out their preseason schedule with a pair of home games against the Sabres and Red Wings

C$85 C$79.75

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$49 for Six Weeks of Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Urban Core ($189 Value)

Urban Core

Multiple Locations

Held three times a week, the boot camp's incorporates interval training, strength training, and core training to build lean muscle

C$189 C$49

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Admission for Two or Four at Toronto Bridal Show (50% Off)

Toronto Bridal Show

Direct Energy Centre

More than 100 boutiques, jewelers, florists, and caterers align with couture fashion show to inspire upcoming weddings

C$40 C$20

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Two or Four Tickets to Pirate-Themed Cruise from Pirate Life (Up to 51% Off)

Pirate Life

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal 9 Queen's Quay West

Board a 45-foot Spanish Galleon pirate boat for a one-hour cruise featuring live interactive theatre

C$40 C$20

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$59 for a Two-Hour Sunrise or Sunset Sail from Harbourfront Centre ($119 Value)

Harbourfront Centre

Downtown Toronto

With the sun rising or setting, CS 36 yacht cruises through the Eastern Gap and Lake Ontario’s outer harbor, then to Hanlan’s Point Beach

C$119 C$59

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Sesame Street Live "Let's Dance!" on November 15 or 16 at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!"

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

C$47 C$27

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Hypnotist Dave Curran Show for Two or Four at The Revival Theatre (Up to 55% Off)

Hypnotist Dave Curran

The Revival Theatre

The "Bad Boy of Hypnosis" mesmerizes audiences with adult-themed comedic hypnosis

C$40 C$19

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5 or 10 60-Minute Women's Total Fitness Classes at Move N Improve (Up to 55% Off)

Move N Improve

Scarborough

Skilled instructor blends cardio, resistance training, yoga, and breathing exercises to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

C$50 C$25

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$29 for Four-Hour Halloween Boat Cruise from Halloween Party Cruises ($65 Value)

Halloween Party Cruises

Downtown Toronto

DJs spin Top 40 tunes and take requests while costumed revelers take in the Toronto skyline; cocktails and hot dogs included

C$65 C$29

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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$15 for Movie for Two with a Large Popcorn and Two Sodas at Fox Theatre ($32 Value)

Fox Theatre

The Beaches

Canada's longest-running cinema screens first- and second-run films to audiences cradled in rows of plush red seats.

C$32 C$15

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5 or 10 Hot Yoga, Fusion, Pilates, or Yoga Classes at Tula Fitness Spa (Up to 55% Off)

Tula Fitness Spa

Multiple Locations

Hot-yoga classes in a studio heated up to 37 degrees Celsius, plus Pilates, fusion, and regular yoga

C$95 C$45

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Nightclub Entry and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Gravity Soundbar (Up to 54% Off)

Gravity Soundbar

Toronto

The DJs spin everything from hip-hop and house music to Top 40 and EDM and '90s hits in 3 different rooms with 3 different sounds

$54 $27

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$35 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at BeHot Yoga ($165 Value)

BeHot Yoga Toronto

BeHot Yoga Toronto

Temperatures reach 105 degrees in bikram hot yoga classes that let students sink deep into sequence of 26 poses

C$165 C$35

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10 Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Aum Center Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Aum Center Yoga

Downtown Toronto

Yoga, core, Pilates, and fitness classes challenge students to get lean, stay healthy, and stay focused on their life goals

C$120 C$29

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10-Week Goal-Setting, Art & Architecture, or Saturday Atelier Course at atelier d'esprit (Up to 64% Off)

atelier d'esprit

University of Toronto

Teens learn about setting goals, visit architectural landmarks, or gain life skills during empowering workshops

C$400 C$145

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Lunch or Dinner Cruise from Toronto Cruise Lines (59% Off)

Toronto Cruise Lines

Toronto

Cruises offer views of Toronto's skyline, islands, lagoons, and beaches, as guests dine and sip on drinks from the cash bar

C$70 C$29

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$32 for a Two-Hour Daytime Build-a-Platter Potter's-Wheel Pottery Workshop at The Pottery ($64 Value)

The Pottery

Runnymede - Bloor West Village

Learn how to throw on a potter's wheel while hand-building a personalized platter and receiving expert instruction

C$64 C$32

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Lunch or Dinner Cruise, TGIF Cruise, or Halloween or Christmas Party Cruise from Jubilee Queen (Up to 51% Off)

Jubilee Queen

Downtown Toronto

Luxury riverboat entertains passengers with live DJ, buffet menu, and views of Toronto's skyline, harbour, and surrounding islands

C$54.95 C$29

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Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Art Factory (Up to 57% Off)

Art Factory

Multiple Locations

Individuals receive supplies and step-by-step instructions to create their own works of art during social painting sessions

C$40 C$19

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Social Painting Workshop and Café Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Paintlounge (Up to 45% Off)

Paintlounge

Multiple Locations

Art studio & café offers painters of all skills the tools, materials & guidance to create a canvas painting while unwinding with beverages

C$44.50 C$25

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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Badass Button Training (Up to 77% Off)

Badass Button Training

Toronto

Competitive boxer Lita Mae “Badass” Button helps men and women optimize their fitness levels health through custom workouts

C$180 C$79

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

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

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

C$40 C$10

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp or Mom-and-Baby Classes at Fitness 4 You (Up to 63% Off)

Fitness 4 You

Scarborough City Centre

Founder Pat Nettos is a former fitness competitor with more than 10 years of experience in the industry

C$119 C$49

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One Month of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Beaches (82% Off)

Bikram Yoga Beaches

The Beaches

Students of all skill levels cycle through 26 postures as temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit increase flexibility and blood flow

C$159 C$29

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6 or 12 Group Boxing, Strength, and Conditioning Classes from Daniel Nisker Personal Training (Up to 76% Off)

Daniel Nisker Personal Training

Lawrence Heights

Certified personal trainer Daniel Nisker whips customers into shape with his boxing and conditioning classes

C$100 C$25

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Five or Ten MMA Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes and Access at REAL MMA and Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

REAL MMA & Fitness

York University Heights

Champion instructors at state-of-the-art facility motivate students in a range of MMA classes, including taeknowdo, judo, and jiu-jitsu

C$75 C$35

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One or Three Weekend Fitness Workshops or Four Weeks of Boot Camp at Flirty Girl Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Flirty Girl Fitness

Flirty Girl Fitness

Sensual movements tone bodies during empowering striptease, pole-dancing, and burlesque classes held in a strictly female environment

C$50.85 C$25

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$39 for a Wine-Crafting Experience with 14 Bottles of Wine at The Wine Butler ($90 Value)

Wine Butler

Multiple Locations

Staffers work with customers over two scheduled visits to ferment, bottle, and cork 14 bottles of craft wine

C$90 C$39

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$29.99 for One-Day Racing Pass for Six-Hour Race Session at Grand Prix Kartways (Up to $62 Value)

Grand Prix Kartways

Downsview Park

Racers take spins around the challenging, indoor track in Italian-made go-karts, relaxing between races in the VIP lounge

C$62 C$29.99

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Four or Eight Irish Dance Classes at Devoy Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 84% Off)

Devoy Academy of Irish Dance.

Toronto

Irish dance lessons for children cover a mix of traditional and contemporary dances using hard and soft shoes

C$100 C$19

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Yoga and Pilates Classes at Serendipity Yoga & Pilates (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Serendipity Yoga & Pilates

Leaside

Up to eight students of all skill levels increase flexibility in yoga classes and tone cores in Pilates and Reformer classes

C$170 C$30

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$79 for a Premium Winemaking Experience at Sheppard Wine Works ($159 Value)

Sheppard Wine Works

Willowdale

Select a wine to make, from chardonnay to sangria, before staffers ferment & help bottle up to 23 litres of wine to receive 4–6 weeks later

C$159 C$79

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Sewing Fundamentals I or II, Baby-Gear Sewing, or Moccasin Construction at The Make Den (Up to 51% Off)

The Make Den

Multiple Locations

Learn sewing basics, such as installing a zipper and hemming; create a tote in a more advanced class; or make moccasins from deer leather

C$160 C$79

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Eight Weeks of Salsa, Bachata, or Kizomba Classes for One or Two at AfroLatino Dance Company (Up to 68% Off)

AfroLatino Dance Company

The Annex

Seasoned dancers with professional training teach you how to shimmy and shake with Latin dance styles including salsa, bachata, or kizomba

C$125 C$43

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5 or 10 Yoga, Aerial Yoga, and Pilates Classes at Cardio-Go (Up to 84% Off)

Cardio-Go Toronto

Multiple Locations

Yoga and Pilates classes help students improve their balance, strengthen muscles, and improve flexibility

C$90 C$18

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$99 for $220 Worth of Services at YourFit

YourFit

Silverthorn

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

C$220 C$99

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Boot Camp 4 Series or Personal Co-Training at The Motion Room (Up to 95% Off). Three Options Available.

The Motion Room

Runnymede - Bloor West Village

Personal trainers oversee tailored workouts and boot-camp classes elevate heart rates with cardio, core, and strength drills

C$250 C$29

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5 or 10 Intro Boxing or Muay Thai Group Classes or One Month of Classes at Paul Brown Boxfit (Up to 85% Off)

Paul Brown Boxfit

Toronto

Instructors with a wealth of knowledge break down basic skills for boxing and Muay Thai in an accessible, non-intimidating way

C$125 C$20

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Sessions at Leveled Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Leveled Fitness

Thomson Memorial Park

Two-hour boot-camp sessions led by experienced instructors help campers get toned and healthy

C$125 C$59

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Fitness and Therapeutic Training Sessions at New Element Training (Up to 76% Off). Five Options Available.

New Element Training Ltd

Downtown Toronto

Trainers help guests safely increase their strength and flexibility; work to rehabilitate injuries and back pain with exercises

C$110 C$29

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Risque Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

Risque Fitness

Greektown

Goddess yoga classes teach the basics of the exercise form

C$150 C$39

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5 or 10 Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at TEAM UMAC (Up to 81% Off)

TEAM UMAC

Toronto

Fitness classes unfold six days per week and include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, karate, and boot camp classes

C$75 C$19

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Twin Dragon (Up to 63% Off)

Twin Dragon

Toronto

Students of all skill levels get in shape while learning kickboxing skills at a martial arts club that has trained world champions

C$40 C$20

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$8 for $15 Groupon — Capoeira Aruande Toronto

Aruande Capoeira Toronto

New Toronto

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

C$15 C$8

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10 Classes, a One-Month Membership, or Two or Four Personal-Training Sessions at Raven Wellness (Up to 85% Off)

Raven Wellness

Don Mills

You can get a good workout in 45-minute classes or 45–60 minutes with a personal trainer

C$150 C$59

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Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp with Candlelight Yoga from 24Fit Ryerson

24Fit Ryerson

Toronto

Trainers combine intense interval training in boot camp with relaxing candlelight yoga and a personal one-on-one nutrition plan for students

C$159 C$20

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10 Classes or Unlimited Classes with Option for One Private Training Session at Bamboo Kung Fu (Up to 89% Off)

Bamboo Kung Fu

Multiple Locations

Guests can sample variety of martial arts disciplines such as kickboxing, kung fu, and tai chi, all taught by certified coaches

C$180 C$19

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Six or Ten 90-Minute Intro to Salsa and Bachata Dance Classes at Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons (Up to 60% Off)

Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

Beginner lessons introduce dancers to the joys of partnered salsa dancing and bachata, a related eight-beat dance

C$90 C$40

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Gym Classes at Novitá Wellness Institute (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Novita Wellness Institute

Fairbank

Classes include spinning, boxing, and hot yoga at a gym with onsite childcare

C$100 C$39

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One Month of Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes for Kids or Adults at Wu Xing Wing Chun Kung Fu (Up to 91% Off)

Wu Xing Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wu Xing Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing chun classes for kids and adults teach essential self-defense skills while improving physical and mental fitness

C$125 C$15

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Five Drop-In Classes, or a One- or Two-Month Mommy & Baby, Kidz Night Gym, or Club Enrollment Package (Up to 69% Off)

Kidz360

Runnymede - Bloor West Village

Kids develop coordination and social skills during classes; Night Gym packages include four boys or girls club sessions per month

C$100 C$49

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Month of Fitness Classes or 20 Classes of Yoga, Zumba, or Boot Camp at MMA WORLD ACADEMY (Up to 88% Off)

MMA WORLD ACADEMY

MMA World Academy

Members build muscle and burn fat with gym access and classes in yoga, bootcamp, and Zumba

C$74.99 C$19

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$45 for a Two-Hour Painting Workshop at Amber Group School of Art ($89 Value)

Amber Group School of Art

Oakwood - Dufferin

Newcomers and experienced painters alike put brushes to a 16"x20" canvas, depicting budding flowers and quiet forests

C$89 C$45

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness-Boxing Classes at Atlas Boxing Club (Up to 81% Off)

Atlas Boxing Club

Toronto

Up to 20 people per class warm up, jump rope, pummel heavy bags, toss medicine balls, and wallop speed bags

C$120 C$25

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One Month of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes or 10 Classes at International Krav Maga Federation(Up to 86% Off)

International Krav Maga Federation - IKMF Toronto

Toronto

Krav maga teaches you to think on your feet, with classes taught by seasoned experts

C$140 C$29

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10 or 20 Drop-In Kickboxing Classes at Twin Dragon North (Up to 83% Off)

Twin Dragon North

Willowdale

Build strength and self-confidence while learning kickboxing techniques during drop-in classes

C$100 C$25

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10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes at Fitness Connection (Up to 87% Off)

Fitness Connection

Multiple Locations

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

C$150 C$24

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14 or 30 Days of Weight-Loss-Focused Boot Camps at Toronto Fit Body (Up to 72% Off)

Toronto Fit Body

Yonge and Wellesley

Designed to help shed weight fast while improving overall health, boot camps motivate participants to power through intense workouts

C$97 C$29

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$19 for a Baby Hand or Foot Sculpture at Glass Mosaic Canada ($49.99 Value)

Glass Mosaic Canada

Stonegate - Queensway

Keepsake crafters take a plaster impression of a baby’s hand or foot and fashion it into a memento

C$49.99 C$19

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One-Month Unlimited Membership or 10-Class Pass at Bikram Yoga Red Tree (Up to 80% Off)

Bikram Yoga Red Tree

New Toronto

During 90-minute routines, experienced teachers impart 26 beginner-friendly poses in a heated room designed to release stress and toxins

C$190.97 C$39

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$34 for a 90-Minute Chocolate-Making Workshop at Chocolate Tales ($82 Value)

Chocolate Tales

Multiple Locations

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

C$82 C$34

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$40 for a Two-Hour Sushi-Making Class at Wabora Fusion Japanese Restaurant ($100 Value)

Wabora Fusion Japanese Restaurant

Thompson Hotel

Sushi chefs teach students to make two types of maki rolls, which they can then savour

C$100 C$40

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One Month of Outdoor Cross-Training Classes with Optional Meal Plan at Buloflex Fitness & Sport (Up to 74% Off)

Buloflex Fitness & Sport

Multiple Locations

Burn calories and gain strength during a month-long cross-training classes held outdoors three times per week; optional meal plan

C$215 C$55

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$29 for 10 Laps of Indoor Go-Karting and 18-Holes of Mini-Golf for Two at 401 Mini-Indy Go-Karts ($60 Value)

401 Mini-Indy Go-Karts

Toronto

Duos speed around an indoor track, then play 18 holes of mini-golf on a glow-in-the-dark course that resembles a racetrack

C$60 C$29

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Salutè Piano Bar (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Salutè Piano Bar

Yorkville

Appetizers such as calamari, entrees such as fettuccine alfredo and fondue, and wine such as Argento Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon.

C$54.97 C$27

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One or Three Months of Fitness Training at Raw Combat Toronto (Up to 77% Off)

Raw Combat Toronto

Toronto

Martial arts lessons that focus on practical skills and real-world self-defense techniques

C$50 C$15

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$199 for Two-Hour Birthday Party Package for Up to 18 Kids at 3D Style ($369 Value)

3D Style

York University Heights

Giant pizza, juices, superheroes, music, laser-light show, and karaoke are just some of the highlights of celebrating a birthday at 3D Style

C$369 C$199

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15-Kilometre Aerial Tour of Toronto with a Digital Photo for One or Three from Toronto Heli Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Toronto Heli Tours

Toronto

A 15-kilometre helicopter ride reveals panoramic glimpses of Toronto from 2,000 feet above sea level

C$119 C$59

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$22 for 16 Hip-Hop or Jazz Classes at OIP Dance Centre ($200 Value)

OIP Dance Centre

Downtown Toronto

Choreographers who have worked with Diddy and Rihanna help students progress from beginning to advanced dance moves

C$200 C$22

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Art Print with Option for Frame or $75 for $150 Worth of Art or Framing at Artworld Fine Art

Artworld Fine Art

Etobicoke

High-quality Canadian Group of 7 reproductions unframed or framed, or original artwork and custom framing

C$120 C$50

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10 Bikram Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Toronto East (Up to 82% Off)

Bikram Yoga Toronto East

West Rouge

Each session runs through the same 26 poses, building flexibility and strength as heat facilitates oxygenated blood flow

C$165 C$39

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5 or 10 Women's Boot-Camp, Yoga, or Belly-Dance Classes at Hip Kik (Up to 56% Off)

Hip Kik

Hip Kik

This women's fitness and dance studio hosts boot-camps, yoga classes, and belly-dancing classes for every level of experience

C$95 C$45

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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

Toronto Dance Salsa's roster of instructors and more than 70 dance volunteers spin, twirl, and dip more than 5,000 students each year, from both its 1,600-square-foot main studio atop the North York Civic Centre subway and three other area locations. During lessons, instructors concentrate on teaching pairs and singles leading-following skills, as well as basic body movement and styling. While all instructors have their speciality, they all share a passion for dance that kicked-started their careers, and—for many of them—led to performing as well as teaching. An even male-female ratio is emphasized during classes, with experienced volunteers able to jump in and exude a level of comfort and knowledge usually reserved for sweatsuit-clad professors.

To complement the artistic side of the studio, Toronto Dance Salsa also features a full roster of strengthening, conditioning, calorie-burning fitness classes. With a flexible schedule that includes morning, lunchtime, and evening classes, the DayFit program grants students of any schedule with energizing workouts. Power yoga and hatha yoga classes boost flexibility while centering the mind, and Core Fusion melds the ancient art of yoga with the core benefits of Pilates. True to its dance roots, the studio also offers Zumba, a Latin-dance infused class designed to burn calories through invigorating music.

5095 Yonge St
Toronto,
ON
CA

In 2004, Warren Lee was a high-school teacher by day and a muay thai kick-boxing private trainer on the side. But demand for his private lessons grew, and eventually the one-man business blossomed into a full-time combat fitness business. Today, Lee runs Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai (TKMT) Academy at three locations, all of which provide friendly atmospheres for students to work up a sweat, shed stress, and learn self-defense. The staff credits its unintimidating and professional attitude with helping to draw an almost even split of male and female students—a rarity in martial-arts gyms.

All three locations feature pristine facilities and include men's and women's changing rooms and individual showers, as well as a boxing ring, grappling mats, thai pads, heavy bags, and an assortment of training equipment. The staff of committed instructors includes Ajahn Amnat Yodkwain, a former professional fighter and muay thai master who has trained in Thailand's combative arts since the age of 7. All of the academy's instructors possess CPR and first-aid certification and participate regularly in professional development. In order to join the team, they must also pass a series of rigorous tests designed to challenge their skills in muay thai, general fitness, and kicking cookie jars off the top shelf.

610 Queen St W
Toronto,
ON
CA

The Kajama's white masts billow in the wind as its sharp prow cleaves the waters of Lake Ontario. The three-masted, gaff-rigged 164-foot schooner casts the same striking silhouette as it did 80 years ago during its first incarnation as a trade ship that sailed from Spain to Norway. Today, Great Lakes Schooner Company has restored the German-built schooner to its maiden-voyage splendour. Though they've preserved the boat's 1930s charm, they also retrofitted the Kajama for its daily tours with such amenities as a licensed bar and galley where cooks bring selections from their menu of pub fare to life.

Though it serves as the crown jewel of the fleet, the Kajama is flanked by four other large and small ships. Panoramic lake views and a retractable top-deck roof characterize the Obsession III, whereas the Challenge boasts two LCD TVs and a full-service bar. Tall Ship Cruises Toronto rents out their fleet for corporate cruises, charter tours, weddings, and pirate-school reunions, all of which launch from the scenic downtown harbourfront.

235 Queen's Quay W
Toronto,
ON
CA

Named after the word tula, which signifies balance, Tula was created to promote guests' inner and outer harmony and well-being. After a Pilates or Hatha- or flow-yoga class—available in a hot or temperate studio—patrons can indulge in spa treatments ranging from herbal body wraps to Ayurvedic facials and massages. Each location evokes a soothing, nature-inspired look, characterized by wood flooring and water fountains. The studios' radiant heating panels, natural cleaning products, and organic spa products also speak to a desire for balance with the earth.

Tula has built a loyal local following for both its yoga classes and spa services. The Tula West location made a list of Best Health magazine writer Kat Tancock's favourite yoga studios. Studio director Isabel Lambert's "meticulous approach" to sugaring was praised by Fashion Magazine in 2010, and the establishment was voted Best Hot Yoga by BlogTo in 2012, along with Toronto's Best Workout Studio by Now.

30 Duncan St
Toronto,
ON
CA

E. Fulcher Group

If you recognize most of the faces on E. Fulcher Group’s website, it’s because the agency has had great success in landing its students jobs in its half a century of training actors and models. Due to its successful alumni and membership in elite talent-agent organizations, the company has been lauded with myriad accolades, including a recommendation from the International Modeling and Talent Association.

Now serving as both an agency and talent school, E. Fulcher Group hosts modelling, acting, and auditioning classes led by industry professionals who’ve had success booking top gigs. The intensive courses span up to six weeks in length, covering basic acting skills, how to be comfortable and natural on camera, and the statistically best cookies to ply casting crews with during auditions. While students are in the school’s training programs, they can audition for any of Fulcher Agency’s open-call casting sessions for commercials, films, music videos, and print ads.

6 Wellesley Pl
Toronto,
ON
CA