Blending in-person and virtual can be challenging when it comes to creating out-of-work experiences that people will actually enjoy. Here are some ideas to help mix it up (literally, in some cases). 

There are countless Toronto-based experiences that can bring your team together—wherever they are. Think: crafting unique cocktails together or teaming up for trivia night. Also don’t discount the power of gift giving to build connections. Despite the physical distance, these activities and gifts will keep your team working together towards common goals.

Engage in fun virtual and in-person activities with Idea Hunter.

In Toronto, Idea Hunter is a reliable hub for corporate entertainment, offering a versatile range of activities to enhance team collaboration. Host virtual engagements such as trivia or bingo or in-person experiences like cardio dance, yoga or mixology. Idea Hunter's seamless blend of options ensures accessibility and enjoyment for teams in Toronto and beyond.

 

Mix it up at a mixology class hosted by BarChef.

Sharpen your mixology skills and strengthen bonds within your team with BarChef's workshops. Choose between an in-person experience at their Toronto location or your preferred venue and a virtual option.

For virtual workshops, remote participants will receive a curated cocktail kit delivered to their doorstep, including in-house bitters, infused syrups and essential bar tools. This ensures everyone has the ingredients and equipment needed to participate fully and create delicious cocktails together.

Enjoy some friendly competition.

Team Bonders redefines team-building experiences with a vibrant mix of virtual, hybrid and in-person activities designed to engage everyone on your team. Enjoy some friendly competition with a virtual or hybrid poker tournament or a thrilling game of Jeopardy. In-person activities include everything from escape games to scavenger hunts. No matter your team's size, location or interests, Team Bonders has something to spark joy and foster lasting connections.

Get hands-on and create something together. 

Fuel your creativity with TeamLand's engaging workshops. Choose from a hybrid paint and wine session or get hands-on crafting your own hot sauce or soap. Whether you're in the same room or across the globe, TeamLand offers a diverse range of hybrid, in-person and virtual activities that spark collaboration, foster camaraderie and unlock hidden talents.

Give the gift of appreciation.

Gift giving creates connections, encourages appreciation and stimulates imagination. Show some appreciation for your team and add excitement to the work day by putting together keepsakes for your company. 

FoodiePages

FoodiePages tantalises every tastebud with its innovative and delectable creations. From gourmet chocolate potato chips to coconut energy bites, its offerings satisfy every craving. Gluten-free treats for retirement celebrations? They have you covered. Happy hour snacks? You bet! Looking for items that aren’t edible? They’ve got that, too. Choose from candles, soaps and even face masks to show your crew how much you care.  

Red Scarf Gift Company

For years, the Red Scarf Gift Company has been treating customers to spectacular personalised designs that often feature their signature red colour. Try The Kind Curator, which simplifies the gift-giving process by hand-picking everything from packaging to products so everything is eco-friendly and locally sourced. For every gift box purchased, a tree is planted, so larger orders will help create new Canadian forests. 

Cocktail Emporium 

Espresso Martini anyone? Cocktail culture never seems to go out of style and the virtual happy hour is still going strong. 

With three retail stores in the city, Cocktail Emporium is a Toronto go-to for all things drinks-related, including bar tools, glassware and interesting ingredients, and they offer customised corporate gift sets so you can treat your employees.

 

More team-building activities.

These are just a few examples of the incredible experiences awaiting you in Toronto. With our diverse offerings, vibrant energy and stunning scenery, Toronto is the perfect backdrop for your next unforgettable team-building event. Check out some of our favourite in-person options for further inspiration.