Why not shake it up a bit the next time you plan a girls night out in Toronto? Rather than going to yet another nightclub, head to one of these fun places to go with friends for a memorable and unique girls’ night (or day) out.
Share a pitcher of refreshing white sangria or fruity Mississippi Punch and chill to live jazz music while you party with your best gal pals during an Adult Colouring evening, hosted every Thursday by the Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar. The hip décor of exposed brick, illuminated neon art installations, and modern Victoriana will inspire you to unleash your creative side. The colouring begins at 5 p.m. and continues until closing.
Go freestyle (colour anything you want) or create an intricate work of art—colouring outside the lines is definitely encouraged. The main thing is to drop your to-do lists, forget about your busy lives, and have some girlfriends-only fun—you’ll be surprised at the power of paper and crayons when it comes to soothing away stress.
Or grab your lady friends and head to the Gladstone on a Tuesday, when the hotel is one of Toronto’s most popular places to go with friends thanks to the launch of their weekly Lego & Lagers party. The clitter-clatter of all those brightly coloured pieces as they tumble onto your group’s table will rejuvenate your playful side. Let your imagination roam wild as you build a castle, UFO, or other favourite creation from your childhood. And the best part? You don’t have to pick up the pieces and your parents won’t send your girlfriends home because it’s bedtime!
Ancient tombs, moonlit castles, and secret underground passageways may not be your typical fun places to go with friends, but all that will change with a visit to the Mystery Room. Expect plenty of screaming fun as you channel your inner Nancy Drew during this lively girls night out in Toronto.
Here’s how it works: your team of pals needs to complete a series of mind-bending puzzles in a thrilling race against time to solve the mystery and escape the room. From the amusement park chaos of Fun House to the dark magic of Vampire Story (complete with creepy dripping blood), the Mystery Room’s escape zones are based on level of difficulty and fright factor, so choose your game wisely—dreams can become nightmares quickly.
If you’re going to beat the clock and crack your way out of your room, you’re going to need every bit of know-how, strategy, and skill from your BFFs. As you scream, shout, and cheer your way through each confounding mystery, this girls’ night out will bring new meaning to getting by with a little help from your friends.
Step inside Le Dolci, a bake shop that doubles as a culinary classroom, and you’ll swoon with desire from the tantalizingly sweet smell of delicious vanilla cakes baking in the communal oven. An afternoon or evening at this Little Italy bakery is one of the tastiest ideas for a girls night out in Toronto. Don your goofiest aprons, get out your mixing bowls, sprinkle some flour, and start work on your masterpieces. One of the best options for a group of girlfriends is the Iron Cupcake Challenge where you and your gal pals will decorate your way through three tasty challenges—tallest cupcake, look-alike-portraits (the birthday girl and her BFF, maybe?) or oh-so-sticky fun with fondant. Who’s the cupcake boss? You all are!