After a long and miserable winter, it’s time to have some fun and lighten the mood around the office. Sometimes making the 9to5 more enjoyable means getting to know your coworkers or employees outside of work.
BATL Axe Throwing
Take your team to one of the two Toronto locations to flex some muscle and burn off some stress from that hectic work week. Enjoy a casual venue perfect for a large group. You’ll be coached through target practice before throwing your first axe. Take your own food and alcohol, and remember to stay away from that disgruntled HR person.
What better way to spend an evening then locked in a room with your coworkers? Escape rooms are popping up everywhere, but the first company to bring the claustrophobia-inducing idea to Toronto was Real Escape Game TO. You’ll have to work your way through mysterious codes and puzzles in order to find the key and escape. Over 10 million people around the world have taken the challenge, and only 3% have been able to escape. If you don’t get along with your cubicle partner, you may want to sit this one out.
Bowling at The Ballroom
Bowling is not just for children’s birthday parties anymore. The Ballroom, located at 145 John Street, is a trendy spot to eat, drink, and bowl. Offering great happy hour cocktails, comfortable leather couches, and upbeat music, this is definitely a great place to spend an evening after work catching up with your coworkers.
Spring is in the air and summer is close, which means that the party boats will be sailing along the Toronto shores in no time. With many different cruises to choose from (The Oriole, Stella Borealis, Empress of Canada) your team can spend an evening eating, drinking, and enjoying the Toronto skyline.
Nothing brings two people together better than cooking and enjoying a meal together, so why not include the entire office? Toronto offers many different culinary classes, so you can cater the experience to the size and needs of your group.
CI – The Crime Investigators
You can now explore the career option that you’ve always wondered about – use your detective skills to find clues and solve the crime! With event directors and different locations staged as crime scenes, this will be a day out of the office that everyone will enjoy. Check out Canadian Outback Adventure for other fun ways to get creative with your coworkers.
Minute to Win it
This one is a team building challenge that you can do without leaving the office (but maybe that’s NOT a good thing?). Just like the game show on TV, contestants will be given 60-second challenges using objects that are readily available around your office. Make sure there are food, drinks, and an epic prize for the team who wins the most challenges.
Blue Jays Game
Take the office out to the ballgame! The cheapest tickets are usually around $12.00. Make it fun by coordinating blue outfits and coming up with an office cheer.
GPS Geocache Challenge
Get outside and explore nature with the new trend of geocaching. There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world and probably a few close to your office. Split up into teams, assign coordinates, and work together to find the hidden charms within your city. But don’t forget to plant new ones for the next set of explorers.
ArtSmart is a company that caters to the creativity of your office. Whatever theme you choose, you will work with your coworkers to create a unique piece of art. You’ll have to work with your team to overcome obstacles in completing your project in a limited time. Each team should share their story and inspiration behind their creation.
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