Toronto is the best city for a tinkerer to live in. Our city is filled with all sorts of themed workshops where one can roll up their sleeves and let their creativity flow.
If you or your date are the type to enjoy DIY activities, then planning a date to one of these 9 places would definitely be worth your while:
The Shop // 1139 College St
Crafts and Decor
The Shop is "Toronto's first multi-disciplinary makerspace with a focus on ceramics, crafts and woodworking." It offers all sorts of themed workshops, from fabric dyeing to macrame wall hanging classes. Check out their website for more information on how to book a session.
BevLab // 1115 Queen St W
BevLab is exactly as it's name implies - it's an experimental beverage laboratory that hosts several events and workshops where you can get creative with different flavours and ingredients to create your own unique beverages. Sign up for upcoming workshops here.
Re:Style Studio // 344 Westmorland Ave
Re:Style Studio is a unique shop in Toronto that specializes furniture reupholstering. They offer monthly furniture-specific workshops where you can learn apply various techniques and minimal materials to make an old piece of furniture look completely new.
The Pitchfork Company // 1322 Gerrard St E
The Pitchfork Company holds cooking classes with a focus on local foods and making meals from scratch. Each workshop is led by an expert chef and can accommodate up to a group of 10. See their website for more details.
The Devil's Workshop // 890 Queen St W
The Devil's Workshop offers a jewellery-making workshop that has gotten great reviews from past participants. One popular workshop of theirs is their Wedding Band Workshop, which is a 6-hour workshop where you and your date can create rings for each other. The workshop costs $320 per couple and includes access to all tools and materials (from silver, white gold, rose gold, or yellow gold).
For The Love Of The Body // 215 Spadina Ave
For The Love Of The Body offers several workshops for making your own body care products. They are holding a soap-making workshop this April 17 from 2-5 pm, where you'll learn how to make two types of soap - a glycerine-based, melt-and-pour soap and a traditional cold-process soap. The workshop is $55 a person and you can sign up here.
Wine Butler // 100 Bridgeland Ave
The Wine Butler is a dedicated space for craft wine making. You have the option to choose from over 40 wines and create up to 30 bottles of it to take home. You'll be involved in everything from the yeasting to the bottling and the labelling. See their website for more details.
Biu Studio // 60 Brian Harrison Way
Biu Studio is a craft-making store where you can let your imagination run wild. At just $18 per hour, you can get a crafting tutorial, as well as soft drinks and access to all materials. The store focuses particularly on modelling clay figures, 3D metal puzzles, perlerbeads and diamond blocks.
Nanopod // 322 Harbord St
Nanopod Studio is perfect for those who are willing to go outside of the box. While the studio specializes in glass and metal workshops, it also offers a peculiar taxidermy workshop that is appropriately named "Friends Forever". There are two upcoming taxidermy workshops on April 16/17 and May 28/29, and the participation fee is $200.
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