Things To Do In Toronto

Introductory Sailing Course for Two, Four, or Six at National One Design Sailing Academy (Up to 54% Off)

National One Design Sailing Academy

Multiple Locations

C$198 C$99

Students climb aboard at Flying Tiger 7.5 sailboat for an introduction from one of eight experienced instructors

C$30 for a Two-Hour Bowling Outing for Up to Six at Planet Bowl (C$79.81 Value)

Planet Bowl

Eringate

C$79.81 C$30

48 computerized lanes in a spacious facility with an onsite café and bar; official bowling venue of the 2015 Pan American Games

Two or Four Kids' Clay Classes at Lolart School (Up to 53% Off)

Lolart School

Multiple Locations

C$50 C$25

Kids express their creativity and enhance their motor skills while learning basic sculpting and art techniques

International Soccer Match Between Canada's Men's National Team and Jamaica at BMO Field on September 9 (Up to 46% Off)

Canada's Men's National Team vs. Jamaica

BMO Field

C$44 C$25

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Canada's squad of young soccer stars gears up for an international friendly against Jamaica

RePLAY: Symphony of Heroes at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 6 (Up to 51% Off)

RePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

C$62.25 C$31

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A full orchestra and chorus recreate the memorable music of modern video-game classics such as Halo and Portal

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

Steve Harvey Live

Sheraton Centre Toronto

C$152.77 C$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

Family Pack or Adult Season Pass to North York Astros Soccer Games at Esther Shiner Stadium (Up to 70% Off)

North York Astros

Esther Shiner Stadium

C$40 C$12

Celebrating their 24th season, the Astros charge onto the pitch all summer behind a roster packed with young and promising talent

C$89 for a Two-Hour Five-Person Power Boat Rental from Harbourfront Centre (C$178.54 Value)

Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating

Toronto

C$178.54 C$89

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Included fuel lets explorers fully tour Toronto's waterfront and islands, including the Inner Harbor, in a boat that seats five adults

C$55 for a Three-Hour Intro to Sailing Adventure from Gone Sailing Adventures (C$110 Value)

Gone Sailing Adventures

Spadina Wave Deck

C$110 C$55

Nautical thrill seekers explore the wind and waters surrounding the Toronto Islands on an interactive voyage

Entry to the Home & Design Expo Center Home Show for One or Two (Up to 67% Off)

Home & Design Expo Center

Toronto

C$15 C$6

Inside 13,000 sq. ft. space, free of pushy salespeople, homeowners gather ideas for builds and renovations of all kinds

Lower Ossington Theatre Presents "Hair" at Randolph Theatre on August 28–September 20 (Up to 50% Off)

"Hair"

Randolph Theatre

C$39.99 C$20

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Tony Award–winning Broadway revival celebrates the cosmos and free love with such beloved songs as “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In”

Knight Tournament and Feast for an Adult or Child with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times (Up to 50% Off)

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

C$52.53 C$29

In a two-hour show, knights on horseback vie for the royal court’s favor by jousting and sword-fighting; dinner with chicken and spare rib

C$15 for Single-Day Admission for Two to Toronto Fall Home Show on September 18–21 (C$30 Value)

Toronto Fall Home Show

Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

C$30 C$15

Four-day event provides home and design tips from celebrity guests and a collection of expert exhibitors

5 or 10 Open Play Passes with Balloons for Two Children at Kids Fun Town (Up to 55% Off)

Kids Fun Town

Toronto

C$20 C$10

Kids 6 and under romp through bouncy castles, create art projects, and build social skills, all under the watchful eye of adult staffers

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

Revue Cinema

Roncesvalles Village

C$32 C$15

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

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

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

Kidnetix

Kidnetix Yorkdale

C$130 C$65

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

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

Toronto Harbour Tours

Downtown Toronto

C$28.20 C$11

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

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

Move N Improve

Scarborough

C$50 C$25

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

$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

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

Fox Theatre

The Beaches

C$32 C$15

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

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

Tula Fitness Spa

Multiple Locations

C$95 C$45

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

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

Gravity Soundbar

Toronto

$54 $27

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

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

Toronto Cruise Lines

Toronto

C$70 C$29

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

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

The Pottery

Runnymede - Bloor West Village

C$64 C$32

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

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

Art Factory

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$19

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

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

Paintlounge

Multiple Locations

C$44.50 C$25

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

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

Badass Button Training

Toronto

C$180 C$79

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

Four-Hour Boat Rental from Exotic Lifestyle (68% Off). Two Options Available.

Exotic Lifestyle

Toronto

C$2,000 C$650

Explore the open water for four hours on a boat from a company that specializes in yachts and exotic cars

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

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

C$119 C$49

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

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

Bikram Yoga Beaches

The Beaches

C$159 C$29

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

5 or 10 Classes at DanceLife Studio (Up to 71% Off)

DanceLife Studio

Downtown Toronto

C$75 C$29

Dance instructors impart the techniques of dance styles such as salsa and Argentine tango in 45- to 60-minute group lessons

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

Daniel Nisker Personal Training

Lawrence Heights

C$100 C$25

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

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

C$75 C$35

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

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

C$50.85 C$25

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

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

Wine Butler

Multiple Locations

C$90 C$39

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

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

Grand Prix Kartways

Downsview Park

C$62 C$29.99

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

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

Devoy Academy of Irish Dance.

Toronto

C$100 C$19

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

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

Serendipity Yoga & Pilates

Leaside

C$170 C$30

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

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

Sheppard Wine Works

Willowdale

C$159 C$79

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

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

The Make Den

Multiple Locations

C$160 C$79

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

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

C$125 C$43

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

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

Cardio-Go Toronto

Multiple Locations

C$90 C$18

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

C$99 for C$220 Worth of Services at YourFit

YourFit

Silverthorn

C$220 C$99

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

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

C$125 C$20

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

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

Leveled Fitness

Thomson Memorial Park

C$125 C$59

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

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

New Element Training Ltd

Downtown Toronto

C$110 C$29

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

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

Risque Fitness

Greektown

C$150 C$39

Goddess yoga classes teach the basics of the exercise form

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

TEAM UMAC

Toronto

C$75 C$19

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

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

Twin Dragon

Toronto

C$40 C$20

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

C$8 for C$15 Groupon — Capoeira Aruande Toronto

Aruande Capoeira Toronto

New Toronto

C$15 C$8

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

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

Raven Wellness

Don Mills

C$150 C$59

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

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

24Fit Ryerson

Toronto

C$159 C$20

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

10 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Nu Body Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 77% Off)

Nu Body Fitness Boot Camp

Mimico

C$129 C$30

Exercisers tone their bodies in intensive, constantly varied boot-camp classes that are challenging for men and women alike

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

C$180 C$19

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

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

C$90 C$40

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

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

Novita Wellness Institute

Fairbank

C$100 C$39

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

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

C$125 C$15

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

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

C$100 C$49

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

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

C$74.99 C$19

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

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

Amber Group School of Art

Oakwood - Dufferin

C$89 C$45

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

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

Atlas Boxing Club

Toronto

C$120 C$25

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

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

C$140 C$29

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

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

Twin Dragon North

Willowdale

C$100 C$25

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

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

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

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

Toronto Fit Body

Yonge and Wellesley

C$97 C$29

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

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

Glass Mosaic Canada

Stonegate - Queensway

C$49.99 C$19

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

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

Bikram Yoga Red Tree

New Toronto

C$190.97 C$39

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

One or Three Dating Events from Mingle and Mate (Up to 68% Off)

Mingle and Mate

On Location

C$29.99 C$11

Mingle with fellow singles, and see if sparks fly during mini one-on-one dates will last 3-5 minutes each; events hosts up to 30 people

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

Wabora Fusion Japanese Restaurant

Thompson Hotel

C$100 C$40

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

One or Three Months of Boot-Camp Classes at Afterburn Performance Fitness Inc. (Up to 70% Off)

Afterburn Performance Fitness Inc.

Toronto

C$110 C$49

Instructors use a science-based, results-oriented approach to make fitness a lifelong habit; classes combine strength, cardio, flexibility

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

Buloflex Fitness & Sport

Multiple Locations

C$215 C$55

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

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

401 Mini-Indy Go-Karts

Toronto

C$60 C$29

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

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

Salutè Piano Bar

Yorkville

C$54.97 C$27

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

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

Raw Combat Toronto

Toronto

C$50 C$15

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

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

3D Style

York University Heights

C$369 C$199

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

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

C$119 C$59

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

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

OIP Dance Centre

Downtown Toronto

C$200 C$22

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

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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

Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.

2236 Queen St. E
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