7 Unique Team Building Events & Programs for Toronto Companies

If you’re looking for some awesome team building activities in Toronto you’ve come to the right place!
7 Unique Team Building Events & Programs for Toronto Companies
Toronto is North America's fastest-growing tech market, surpassing even NYC, Seattle, and Boston combined. With its vibrant tech industry and diverse economy, Toronto is an ideal destination for team outings that are both fun and impactful.

Even if your team is scattered across different offices (or even different time zones), you can still make things interesting with some interactive virtual team building right here in Toronto.

So, if you're thinking, "How do I inject some fun into our Toronto team?" Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out our list of awesome group outings below. They'll fire up your team spirit, get everyone motivated, and, most importantly, guarantee a good time!

Why Team Building is Your Key to Happier Teams

Promoting team-building events isn't just a nice-to-have for managers or supervisors—it's a must! Research indicates that engaged and satisfied employees can significantly boost company profitability, with potential increases of up to 19%, as reported by Tower Perrin.

But let's dive into the practical side. How does all this translate into tangible benefits for your business? What exactly can corporate team building programs bring to the table for you?

  • Better Communication: Good vibes make great teams! Such activities break down communication barriers, fostering openness between management and team members. When you show you're approachable through these activities, it encourages employees to feel more comfortable approaching you with any issues.
  • A Better Workplace Culture: Team building exercises are fantastic for fostering stronger connections between management and team members. Not only do they break down barriers, but they also elevate the level of mutual respect among staff.
  • Improved Team Morale: Enhancing communication within the team can lead to a brighter workplace atmosphere and stronger bonds among colleagues. Plus, it's a perfect excuse for some well-deserved laughs and camaraderie, making the work environment more enjoyable for everyone involved.
  • Improved Skills: Engaging in team building events isn't just about fun and games—it's also an opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of your team's dynamics.

Exciting Team-Building Events for Toronto Businesses

1. Beach Bash: Sandcastle Wars Edition

Dig into some serious teamwork with a sand castle competition—a thrilling beachside adventure that's equal parts fun and bonding!

Before starting jumping on the sand sculpting adventures, kick things off with some Surf Wave Breakers—perfect for getting everyone warmed up and ready. Once the energy is high and the laughter is contagious, gather your crew and split them into groups based on size. Then, it's time to hit the sand and see who can build the most epic sandcastle! 

Let the beach games begin!

  • Activity Duration: Typically lasts for a few hours. Set a time limit for building the sandcastles
  • Group Size: Teams of all sizes
  • Materials Needed: Shovels, buckets, molds and Teamland’s Sandcastle Wars

2. Food Tour in Kensington Market

Take your team on a culinary journey through Toronto's vibrant neighborhoods with over 6 thrilling food stops. Explore the hidden corners and back alleys of Kensington Market while immersing yourself in the area's rich history, diverse culture, and mouthwatering cuisine during this exciting team-building event!

Nothing unites people more than delicious food amid a bustling maze of shops, live music, and eccentric characters. Tantalize your taste buds with exotic delicacies, transforming a mundane outing into a delectable adventure in Kensington Market.

  • Activity Duration: Typically lasts for a few hours
  • Group Size: Suitable for small to medium-sized groups
  • Materials Needed: Add a twist and make it a Hot Seat Experience

3. Spread the Joy and Help a Local Charity

Volunteering with colleagues

From your friendly neighbors to causes close to your heart, there's no shortage of ways to spread joy and make a difference. Let's shine a spotlight on these wonderful endeavors!

Hop on board and help a local charity for a fun-filled and meaningful journey with your team. Tackle projects together and dive into the heart of these causes, forge lasting connections, and create positive change in our community.

Get ready for a dose of laughter, teamwork, and heartwarming moments. 

  • Activity Duration: Typically half a day to a full day
  • Group Size: Ranging from 20 to 50 participants
  • Materials Needed: Find a local charity or plan a Help Bus 

4. Toronto City Hunt

Explore Toronto's rich history, diverse culture, and vibrant social scene with Teamlands’ tours. Participants set out to explore the city, solve riddles, and complete photo challenges to earn points and get on our leaderboard.

Take a stroll through Toronto's musical garden, breeze past the iconic canoe on dry land, and when it's time to recharge, look no further than the Amsterdam Brewhouse. It's the quintessential Toronto experience – fun, fierce, and oh-so-satisfying.

  • Activity Duration: Approximately 2 hours
  • Group Size: 10 to 100 participants
  • Materials Needed: Comfortable attire and footwear for walking, smartphones or cameras for capturing memories

5. Ride the Waves in Downtown Toronto

Discover the unexpected: a surf school tucked away in downtown Toronto! Forget the daunting 10-foot waves of Bali and embrace the more manageable swells of Lake Ontario. Surfing offers a thrilling adventure closer to home, making it an excellent choice for your next corporate team bonding event.

Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a total novice, this unique experience promises unforgettable memories and a refreshing break from the ordinary.

  • Activity Duration: Typically 1-2 hours
  • Group Size: Suitable for small to medium-sized groups
  • Materials Needed: Swimwear, towel, sunscreen, and any additional equipment provided by the surf school, such as surfboards and wetsuits.

6. Hold a Baking Class at Le Dolci

Baking class with teammates

Indulge your sweet tooth with a wide array of delectable treats at Le Dolci Bakery & Culinary Classroom in Toronto's Junction neighborhood. From pastries to pies, cupcakes to croissants, their menu offers something for everyone. 

Engage in fun and easy-to-follow classes covering various culinary arts, including cake and cookie decorating. It's an opportunity to learn new skills while enjoying the process of creating your favorite sweets. 

Plus, the best part is tasting your delicious creations afterward! 

  • Activity Duration: Typically 2-3 hours per class.
  • Group Size: Suitable for small to medium-sized groups.
  • Materials Needed: Teamland’s Baking Class

7. Indulge Your Inner Picasso

Add a splash of color to your team-building event with Toronto’s finest. Led by experts, your group will enjoy drinks while unleashing their creativity under the guidance of visual arts instructors. 

Workshops offer customizable options, from canvas painting to wooden sign crafting and print-making. For a unique twist, consider a glow-in-the-dark DJ paint party with blacklight paint.

  • Activity Duration: Typically 2-3 hours per session
  • Group Size: Suitable for small to medium-sized groups
  • Materials Needed: Art supplies


Planning a team building event? It can be a bit of a puzzle, no matter how big or small your team is. You've got to find something that tickles everyone's fancy and ensures everyone feels included. And hey, accessibility is key too – you don't want anyone feeling left out!

With Teamland, you're in for a treat. From sweating it out with fitness challenges to getting creative in the kitchen or even giving back with charity events. And the best part? You can mix and match to your heart's content! 

So whether it's mastering the art of sushi or taking on the office Olympics, Teamland has your back. 

So why wait? Let's make some memories together!

Author Details

Written by:
Najeeb Khan
Head of Training & Events
Leadership Development, Team Training, Belonging, Diversity & Inclusion, & Innovation
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