Updated: January 31, 2020
The right team building event can have a powerful effect on morale and productivity. But with so many options, how do you find the right one? The good news is, Toronto is full of interesting and unique team building events, from food tours of Kensington Market, to virtual reality team challenges, and cocktail making workshops—just to name a few.
Take a look at our list of the top team building activities in Toronto and challenge your team to try something new!
#1 – Get shaken and stirred at BareBones Bartending
Two Locations: Queens West / King & Bathurst
This highly-rated bartending school offers private cocktail workshops for corporate team building, parties & celebrations. They have two locations to choose from and will also come to your office, with all the tools in hand, to teach your team how to make delicious cocktails. Cocktails feature seasonal ingredients, premium spirits, and all recipes are provided. This one is definitely a hit with teams looking to bond while trying out their cocktail making skills.
Perfect for groups: 8+
Good for: cocktail-loving teams
#2 – Save the universe at Proxima Command
Dupont & Christie
Sometimes there are things that are even more important than your next marketing team meeting or product planning session – like saving the universe! Proxima Command is a high tech experience that will put your team in control of your very own spaceship. Take your posts on the bridge and use 27 interactive screens to work together, defeat the bad guys, and rescue your intergalactic friends. Their fully immersive simulator, designed by local indie gaming talent, will challenge your team to get outside their comfort zone, collaborate to accomplish your mission, and have a few laughs along the way.
Perfect for groups: 4-14
Good for: space commanders in training
#3 – Make some sweet memories at Chocolate Tales
Some of the best team building activities bring out your creative side. Chocolate Tales corporate workshops are a great way to accomplish this as your team crafts delicious creations under the guidance of an expert chocolatier. Options include the classic chocolate workshop, a truffle themed workshop, and an “Iron Chocolatier” challenge where you’ll be placed in teams to see which group can combine Belgian chocolate and exotic ingredients to create the best tasting treats.
Perfect for groups: 10+
Good for: teams with a sweet tooth
#4 – Discover your inner Picasso with Paint Cabin
Paint Cabin is a modern studio located at Gerrard and Broadview in Riverdale. Their friendly instructors ensure that everyone in your group will have fun – even the least artistic members of your team – as they guide you through creating your own masterpiece. They also have a full bar available and can arrange catering with advanced notice. Unlike other paint studios in Toronto, Paint Cabin gives you the option to pick your medium, from the most popular option acrylics, to the more niche watercolors, woodcutting, and mixed media.
Perfect for groups: 6+
Good for: art (and wine) lovers
#5 – Work together to solve an Escape Room
Midtown, Danforth & Downtown
One of the best ways to sharpen your teamwork skills is to take on an escape room. You’ll step outside the challenges of the day-to-day grind to solve high-tech puzzles, experience intricate and immersive storylines, and work together as the clock counts down. Some great options for corporate groups include The Imaginarium in North York boasting the most realistic escape rooms in the city, Looking Glass Adventures on the Danforth which has special packages tailored for corporate groups, and Roundabout Canada centrally located right off Yonge/Dundas square. For smaller groups you can book direct. Larger groups can contact Hijinks Concierge to arrange for private group bookings.
Perfect for groups: 3 – 30
Good for: teams that like to be challenged
#6 – Cook up some memories with Viva Tastings
College & University
If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to bring your team together, Viva Tastings offers 3 & 4 course cooking classes that can be customized to fit the needs of your group. Options include stress-free events focused on learning new techniques, to problem-solving challenges where you’ll be given all of the ingredients but only part of the recipe. No matter which program you choose, the results will be delicious. And the best part? You get to eat everything you make!
Perfect for groups: up to 14 people
Good for: foodie teams
#7 – Go on a private food tour with Chopsticks+Forks
Treat your team to a private walking tour of Kensington Market—with lots of stops to sample the wares along the way. This unique food tour offered by Chopsticks+Forks will take you to 6 different restaurants, each offering food from a different corner of the world. With tastes that include spicy Jamaican patties, South American humitas, and authentic Indigenous bannock, your team will be gasping for breath by the end of it.
Perfect for groups: 8+
Good for: foodie teams
#8 – Get silly at bubble soccer
Multiple Locations in GTA
Forget about fostering communication and just let the team have fun at bubble soccer. Conventional rules don’t apply—this game is more like bumper cars. Bubble Soccer Toronto makes it easy to experience this unique activity by providing all of the equipment needed, as well as arranging for an outdoor or indoor venue for your event.
Perfect for groups: 20+
Good for: silly teams
#9 – Try a brew or two on an East End Brewery Tour
Toronto’s craft beer scene has exploded and some of the best brewers are setting up shop in the east end. Treat your team to a curated beer and bites tour that will take you to some of the newest and best breweries in the city. Go behind the scenes tasting pilsners, stouts, saisons, IPA’s and lagers. Explore a hidden laneway with a tucked away brewhouse, discover beer cocktails, and savour some of the best wood fired pizza in the city. Contact Hijinks Concierge to arrange a private tour on the day and time of your choice.
Good for: social teams
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