The best of geek fun to be had in Toronto! Toronto LOVES its geeks, and embraces the need for fantastical adventure in gaming entertainment, inspired foods, and places to stay, and of course, shopping! Check out all the geek things to do in Toronto for fun, and sometimes, even for free!
This entertainment complex by Cineplex has just opened up in Toronto, so I have yet to experience the fun. But, it does sound like a blast! And if you collect Scene Points, you can earn and redeem them here too!
One adventure that sounds pretty epic is the VOID ($24/person). A Ghostbusters reality game, where you’re fully immersed into a virtual world filled with ghosts, along with your friends and family. Strap on a proton pack and help save our friends in NYC from pesky poltergeists and Slimer!
Two locations in Toronto, and all the board game fun you can imagine! Tables are first come, first serve, and there are hundreds of games to choose from.
Want a different kind of adventure? Immerse yourself into a mystery (usually up to an hour), one that you’ll want to escape as soon as possible! These games are not easy, with an average completion rate of roughly 20% overall.
- Escape Games (North York & Mississauga)
- Lost Canada Rooms (685 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor)
- Mayze (2210 Markham Rd, Unit #3)
- Mysterious Minds (322 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor)
Just north of Yonge/Dundas, it’s a great place for the latest comics, figures, tees and more. The Snail frequently has signing events, and previews of local comic talent. They even occasionally have a game night!
Keep up with their upcoming fun events through their Facebook group.
What is a geek adventure without the right hotel? Here are some of the best places to stay in Toronto.
If you’re a sports geek, this hotel is a must. It’s the only hotel in the world that is built into a sports stadium! Depending on what events are live at the Rogers Centre (aka the SkyDome,) you can book a hotel room to watch. Get cozy to watch the Jays pummel the Away team, in a luxurious hotel suite. Go big or go home, right?
Also, consider this hotel the next time you’re in town for Fan Expo. The Renaissance lobby is a fantastic place to people-watch for epic cosplay, and is the perfect place to hang-out, ’cause who needs to sleep for Sunday morning panels?
If you’re a history buff, or a lifestyle geek, consider staying at the Royal York, steps away from Union Station. This is where the Queen & the Biebs have both called home when visiting Toronto.
The Fairmont has a library that I hope to visit someday. I have no idea if it’s open to the public at all, but the book-geek in me really wants to witness the awesome!
Movies & TV shows filmed here include:
- Orphan Black
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- R.E.D. – It’s one of my favourite movies. I can’t believe I didn’t recognize Toronto’s Fairmont standing in as Fairmont Chicago for Helen Mirren’s bad-ass spy scenes. It might say “Fairmont Chicago” in big red lights, but it’s all Royal York, baby!
This directory of all the fun & geeky ways to experience Toronto will grow when I’ve found more to share. Have a location you’d like me to share? Give me a shout!