Team Building in Toronto — Take it Indoors

Toronto’s been making lots of headlines lately, setting records for number of international and citywide events hosted here, for its leadership across industries, as the host destination for Business Events Canada’s Innovate Canada, and MPI’s 2019 World Education Congress. A dynamic lakefront urban centre (Canada’s largest city), and a centre of excellence for Life Sciences, FinTech, AI and more, Toronto is a natural gathering spot for corporations looking to connect teams in meaningful ways.

One of the best ways businesses connect colleagues to their mission/vision and values is through team building experiences. In Toronto, there is no shortage of unique venues or experiences to foster community bonding. We recently tapped Outback Team Building for their top recommendations for interactive, engaging activities in some of the city’s most unique locations. Here are their top picks:

The One Eighty: Located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, The One Eighty offers sweeping views of Toronto's skyline. The neutral and wood-detailed decor of the 3,000 square foot event space gives it a modern and elegant feel, which has made it a coveted venue utilized by companies like Maybelline. It's perfect for indoor team building activities like School Supply Scramble, where you and your colleagues will have plenty of room for completing challenges to earn supplies so you can assemble customized backpacks for kids in need.

Toronto skyline
Photo credit: The One Eighty/ Sandro Pehar / Photography and Cinematography 


The Fermenting Cellar: Built in 1859, the Distillery District's historic Fermenting Cellar still retains its timber beams and limestone walls. At 7,500 square feet and with 32 foot high ceilings, the space has both an industrial and grand atmosphere. Indoor team building activities like Clue Murder Mystery, which have teams search for clues to try to solve who committed a deadly crime,  are ideal for this kind of space. The — according to legend — possibly haunted cellar can really get employees into the who-dunnit mood!

Distillery Districy
Photo credit: Distillery District


Bram & Bluma Appel Salon: This bright event space is located right in the Toronto Public Library, with three rooms that can be used separately or together. There are also two outdoor terraces, a built-in bar, and tons of natural light. Indoor team building activities like Bookworm Builders are perfect for this venue, where your group splits into teams, builds custom bookshelves for children, and then donates the bookshelves to a local charity organization.

Photo credit: Toronto Public Library


Storys Building: A favourite venue of the Toronto International Film Festival, the more than 170-year old brick and beam building is a local icon. Located in the Entertainment District, the Storys Building offers over 14,000 square feet of versatile event space over multiple floors. This kind of spot is great for indoor team building activities like Minute To Win It, where (just like in the game show it's inspired by) teams compete and cheer each other on in a series of hilarious 60-second challenges.

Storys Building
Photo credit: Storys Building


Rosehill Venue & Lounge: This Midtown Toronto space is a go-to for all kinds of events for its hip setting of exposed brick walls and wood detailing. The Rosehill Venue & Lounge also has furniture like leather couches and rustic coffee tables — great to use for indoor team building activities like the Charity Bike Buildathon, which has employees design and assemble bicycles for children.

Photo credit: Rosehill Venue & Lounge


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