Toronto gets a new board game shop

Plus other new businesses, like a gym that turns locals into ninja warriors

One of Toronto’s premier stores for toys and collectible merchandise, 401 Games, has a new home. Offering a wide range of products from board games and sports cards to collectible cards and toys, it celebrated its new location with a month of events, including Magic: The Gathering tournaments, giving all gamers an opportunity to come in and check out the new spot at Yonge and Blythwood (2782 Yonge St., 416-599-6446). 

Prepare for a night of murder, mystery and comedy if you plan on attending the brand new location of Mysteriously Yours inside the Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto. Since 1987, this dinner theatre company has worked tirelessly, producing and performing interactive murder mysteries for fans looking to enjoy a unique dinner experience. Oh and don’t worry about your meal, the food here is prepared by seasoned chef Marta Kusel, formerly of Cardinal Rule (33 Gerrard St. W., 416-486-7469).

For those looking to get a unique gym experience, Toronto now has a great place to go to. Opened on Aug. 1, Fitness Ninja is not your regular gym. Offering personalized exercise programs and nutritional plans, this new spot has a Super Ninja Obstacle course, designed by American ninja warrior Drew Dreschel. Fitness Ninja also offers services such as physical therapy, personal training, injury rehab and stress management (800 Petrolia Rd., Unit 9, 416-238-8158).

The Beauty House opened its second location in Toronto. This one-stop shop provides world-class beauty services such as medical esthetics, eyelash extensions, hair removal, skin care and tanning. Consultations are free with every visit, and thanks to an experienced and dedicated staff, every person walking in receives personalized treatments and services (1689 Bayview Ave., 647-748-1419).

A new art school has opened up on Bayview Avenue. Alice’s Art Studio offers art classes for children, teens and adults. Also hosting corporate team-building events and art parties, the studio was founded by Alice Askay, a practising artist and an accredited art school teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers (1725 Bayview Ave., 416-488-1472)

Toronto’s first Blowdry Lounge is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Beni Sicilia, with the support of his brother, opened the chic salon back in 2008 as an homage to similar stores in New York. Since its birth, the salon has been devoted exclusively to blow outs. Clients are invited to come and experience what world-class hair care truly means (1343 Yonge St., 416-847-2569).

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