Toronto Just Got A Pop-Up Spa & You Can Bask In An 'Outdoor Sauna Village' For Under $40

It's also an art installation!

Associate Editor, Toronto
A man in a sauna. Cold bucket shower.

A man in a sauna. Cold bucket shower.

Looking for a unique way to unwind and decompress in the city? Look no further than Public Sweat, a pop-up spa in Toronto that "combines local art and sauna culture to bring the community together."

Toronto-based TikToker @angeronimo told followers "we got a sneak peek of the experience yesterday, and man did it make me feel so proud to live in a city where we can experience cool things like this."

Public Sweat's installation is currently taking place at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and offers a unique outdoor sauna experience.

On her mission to find the best spa experiences in Toronto, she said "this one's up there."


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According to a press release, the initiative offers a participatory sweat bathing experience and a contemporary art platform that encourages visitors to embrace the universal values of sweat bathing practices, "community, connection, and care."

Inside, you'll find six different hot and cold saunas, each made by a local artist. Guests can enjoy the unique artistry of each sauna while indulging in the rejuvenating effects of sweating. Public Sweat also offers lounge spaces, a cafe, and a cold rinse to balance out the heat.

Each sauna structure is not only functional but serves as a public artwork in and of itself and offers an opportunity to engage with contemporary art in a unique and exciting way.

Public Sweat is the brainchild of the creative team behind Art Spin, known for its innovative art experiences in alternative spaces.

"We wanted to bring a sense of social connection to Toronto through this project," Rui Pimenta, Co-Director and Co-Curator of Art Spin, said in the release.

Public Sweat

Price: $35 for a 2-hour session per person

When: March 15 to April 23

Time: Tuesday - Sunday, from 2 PM to 9 PM

Address: 225 Queens Quay W

Why You Need To Go: A unique spa experience in downtown Toronto!


Rhythm Sachdeva
Associate Editor, Toronto
Rhythm Sachdeva is an Associate Editor for Narcity Media Group and is based in Toronto.
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