A Guide To A Girls' Day Out in Toronto

Jewellery making at Anice Jewellery | Courtesy of Anice Jewellery
Jewellery making at Anice Jewellery | Courtesy of Anice Jewellery
Photo of Katherine Palumbo
30 September 2016

Are you tired of going to the same old lunch spot with your girlfriends weekend after weekend? It’s time to break out of your rut, and try some unique and creative ways to bond with your favorite ladies and create new memories together. Check out what Toronto has to offer.

Get Pampered

Her Majesty’s Pleasure

Every woman loves getting pampered, and there is no better place for some R&R than Her Majesty’s Pleasure where every guest is treated like royalty. HMP has a stunning interior that consists of an enchanting café, juice bar, retail boutique and lounge bar with wellness and spa services. Ladies can socialize over drinks while getting treated to manicures, pedicures, blowouts and more. HMP is an extremely popular venue for bachelorettes and bridal showers, and the lounge bar offers unique wines, champagnes and the city’s best cocktails.

Her Majesty’s Pleasure, 556 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 546 4991

Her Majesty's Pleasure

Spa/Bar lounge at Her Majesty’s Pleasure | Courtesy of Her Majesty’s Pleasure

Body Blitz Spa

Body Blitz Spa is a popular women-only spa that maintains the old tradition of communal bathing where females would come together while ‘taking the waters.’ Body Blitz puts a modern twist on ancient restorative water practices and is a haven for women who want to relax, detoxify and replenish their bodies in the therapeutic water circuits. Other services include body scrubs, mud, body glow or massage treatments.

Multiple Locations in Toronto, ON, Canada

Pools at Body Blitz Spa, East | Courtesy of Body Blitz Spa

Pools at Body Blitz Spa, East | Courtesy of Body Blitz Spa

Take a Culinary Class

St. Lawrence Market is one of Toronto’s most famous landmarks, and for good reason. The historical market hosts 120 speciality merchants and plenty of culinary workshops and classes. Grab your girlfriends and reserve a class on macaron, pastry or pasta making. The cooking classes offer a unique hands-on learning environment and each class offers experiences exclusive to the market – like a private tour or specialty add-ons like a themed cheese platter or an oyster bar from the vendors. A class runs about three hours, and classes can be customized to suit individual needs and accommodate allergies and food restrictions.

If you and your girlfriends have a sweet tooth, partaking in a class at Le Dolci is an absolute must. Le Dolci is a culinary classroom and bakeshop located in the heart of downtown Toronto, and this quaint location, equipped with chandeliers, hosts many hands-on classes throughout the entire week from donut and soufflé making to cake design. With classes being two hours each, it’s the perfect afternoon or evening escape.

Donut making class at Le Dolci | Courtesy of Le Dolci

Indulge in High Tea

Since 1927, tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel has been synonymous with elegant, afternoon indulgence. The hotel hosts a relaxing French-style lobby with a stunning interior consisting of an original working fireplace and red velvet drapes in the infamous Russian Red Tea Room. They also offer a Twilight Tea Menu daily from 5:30 p.m. that is perfect after a long workday. With their extensive tea selection and delicious goodies, you may never want to leave.

Bride at Windsor Arms Hotel | © Phillipa Croft

Located in the trendy Queen W district, Kitten and the Bear offers a lovely and intimate space for you and your girlfriends to catch up. Partake in the Jam and Tea Service and choose from one of their unique ever-changing jam flavors that rotate constantly, totalling close to 100 unique flavors annually. The space is small and can accommodate one party of two and one party of three guests at any one time – so get there early as this spot is sure to become a favorite.

Elegant interior of Kitten and the Bear | Courtesy of Kitten and the Bear

Make Something

If you’re feeling creative, Anice Jewellery hosts a variety of jewellery-making workshops where you can set your own budget. Each workshop is two hours, and you will learn the basics of jewellery making and techniques. Their extensive collection of stones, beads, charms and pendants will be sure to inspire. Anice Jewellery offers a ‘Girl’s Night Out’ option where you can book a private workshop to catch up on gossip, sip wine and make beautiful creations – and memories – with your friends that will last forever.

Jewellery workshop at Anice Jewellery | Courtesy of Anice Jewellery

The popularity of Paintlounge has exploded over the last year and is a perfect spot for you and your girlfriends to socialize, drink wine and spark your inner Picasso. Paintlounge offers a unique painting experience where you can choose from a guided or freestyle workshop. Choose an event that is right for you – they are rated easy, moderate and challenging. Every workshop includes a solo 16×20″ canvas, all painting supplies and materials.

See a Show

Toronto is home to some of the world’s most renowned theatres, and Mirvish Productions is at the hub of it all. Mirvish Productions is Canada’s largest commercial theatre production company and offers a variety of modern and classic theatre options to suit your interest. Make sure to check their website regularly to keep up on the current shows going on in your area.

Kinky Boots by Mirvish Productions | Courtesy of Mirvish Productions

Inaugurated in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the first building of its kind in Canada, which consists of a theatre built specifically for opera and ballet performances, with the finest level of acoustics.

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