7 Private Toronto Clubs That Are Exclusive AF & How Much You Need To Get In

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7 Private Toronto Clubs That Are Exclusive AF & What You Need To Get In

Have you ever wanted to be part of something exclusive? Well, there is a small handful of private Toronto clubs that give new meaning to the word.

Whether you're looking to enjoy a nightcap on a gorgeous rooftop terrace (on the regular), socialize, watch the game in a ritzy lounge or have fun on the water, these private clubs have it all.

But joining a members-only club isn't supposed to be easy, so you should expect to jump through a few hoops before you get in the door. Some require a special invite, while others ask for a pretty hefty initiation fee — but once you're in, it's smooth sailing from there with parties, cool amenities, and endless perks.

So without further ado, here are seven members-only clubs in Toronto and what you need to know before you can join them.

Soho House

Price: Fees vary, but if you're under 27 and looking for an annual membership to the Soho House in Toronto it'll cost you $983.10. If you're under this age but want to hit up every house they have around the world, it'll be $1,977.50 (plus a one-time registration fee of $480.25 that will be taken when you're accepted).

Address: Bishop's Building, 192 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Set in the city's Entertainment District, Soho House has its own bars and club, including a rooftop one that offers incredible views. You do have to be recommended by two existing members to join, but once you're in, you can check out any of its other clubs around the world from New York to London.

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National Yacht Club

Price: Fees vary, but those under 25 can expect to pay $365.50 per year for a junior and student membership. There is also a $75 initiation fee, and annual land levies, which will get you access to their dining room, facilities, social events, and crew bank programs.

Address: 1 Stadium Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The National Yacht Club's dining room has a wrap-around terrace that offers picturesque views of Lake Ontario, plus you don't need to own a boat to become a member. There are social memberships, and kayak and paddleboard memberships, too.

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The University Club of Toronto

Price: Fees vary, but full-time students and everyone under 32 years old have to pay an initiation fee of $4,150. Annual dues vary as well, as students pay $660, and anyone who is 32 years old and younger is expected to pay $1,145. Is your mom, dad, or grandparent a member already? Your initiation fee gets discounted by 50%.

Address: 380 University Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: On top of being a wedding venue fit for royalty, the University Club of Toronto has a curated wine cellar, overnight accommodations, and a complimentary membership for your married partner if you're already an existing member.

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Verity

Price: Fees vary, but those under the age of 30 pay a one-time initiation fee of $4,700 with $2,195 in annual dues (plus tax)

Address: 111d Queen St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This 65,000-square-foot club used to be a chocolate factory. Now it's a women-only club that hosts plenty of networking events and boasts incredible amenities, from a full-service day spa to its very own restaurant (and more!).

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The Boulevard Club

Price: Lifetime memberships start at $19,500 plus taxes. There are monthly dues, which start at $249.

Address: 1491 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This exclusive club is nestled right by Lake Ontario so members can enjoy a wide array of lakefront activities, from paddleboarding to yachting. During the winter months, there is an ice rink available.

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Sher Club

Price: Undisclosed, but it is an invite-only club.

When: It's open pre-game and post-game during all Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs sporting events.

Address: Inside the Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Run by none other than Toronto's very own, Drake, the Sher Club is a sprawling 4,000 square feet, and is probably the most exclusive spot in the city to catch a live game.

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The Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Price: Undisclosed

Address: The RCYC has a city clubhouse at 141 George St. in Yorkville and an island clubhouse at 2 Chippewa Ave. on the Toronto Islands.

Why You Need To Go: You get the best of both worlds at this private club. Their city clubhouse offers year-round sports activities while the island clubhouse offers panoramic views and sailing.

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