Staff Sunday with Cheryl from Yorkdale

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General Yorkdale

Meet Cheryl, one of the original staff at the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s Yorkdale location (and will shortly be transferring to our Pickering location).  While it may not seem like it from her bubbly personality, she's a serious axe thrower averaging 60+ scores over her past couple seasons.

When she's not working or axe throwing in two leagues you'll find her soaking up the sun at her cottage with a cold bevy, going on *serious* camping trips, or trying to steal your dog for cuddles when you're not looking.  If you've ever placed a call to BATL’s call centre, you may have had the pleasure of dealing with her - as she is also one of our customer service representatives.  She's always living life to the fullest with the most positive vibrant attitude making friends everywhere she goes.  Glad she's part of the BATL family. #batlstaffsunday


Adventures In Axe Throwing Visits BATL London

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General London

"Have you ever walked into a place and been instantly awed, followed by the thought “This place is fucking awesome”? Well, if you haven’t, then my friends do I ever have a place you need to visit. BATL London..."  Those are the first words echoed by Kendra Allen regarding her recent trip to BATL London in her web blog, Adventures in Axe Throwing.

But don't just take her word for it, find out for yourself.  The Backyard Axe Throwing League’s London venue is located centrally in the city at 38 Adelaide Street North. We boast 4 axe throwing arenas, capable of hosting 100 throwers at any given time.

Opening soon will be our lounge which features standing and seating areas, foosball, pinball, and a stage for live entertainment.  In addition to our famous weekly axe throwing leagues (how BATL got started 10 years ago) BATL London also offers walk in axe throwing, and private events for groups of 6 and more people - perfect for adule birthday parties, bachelor / bachelorette parties, team building outings, and everything in between.  Find out more about BATL London here.

BATL London

Hijinks Blog Lists Axe Throwing As Top Destination

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Web blog Hijinks recently listed the Backyard Axe Throwing League among its top things to do on a long weekend.  You don't have to leave the city to have an exhilarating outing on a long weekend, and with 9 BATL locations across Canada finding an excuse to get out and throw axes has never been easier.

All BATL venues offer many ways to get involved with our sport.  All weekend we offer both walk in axe throwing (the perfect way to test the water with axe throwing, costing $19.91+tax per person/per hour complete with instruction from our resident axe professionals) and private event bookings for groups of 6 and up - perfect for your adult birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party, or corporate team building function.  Our private events last from 2-2.5 hours and include hands on coaching from our staff and a round robin tournament/single elimination playoff.  If you're looking to throw axes on a more regular basis, you may want to consider joining one of our world-famous weekly axe throwing leagues.  Head over to our website to find out everything you need to know about getting involved with BATL!

BATL Walk-In

Style Democracy Lists Axe Throwing As Top Bachelorette Party Destination

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Web blog Style Democracy recently listed the Backyard Axe Throwing League as one of the top bachelorette party destinations in Toronto.  "If your bride-to-be isn’t much of a girly girl, you’ll want something out of the ordinary like axe throwing. While the activity looks easy, it takes strength and precision, but at BATL, each private party is hosted by a coach who will guide you before starting your first round."

Our private axe throwing events (perfectly suited to your bachelorette or bachelor party, adult birthday, or social gatherings of any variety) last from 2 - 2.5 hours and include guidance from our resident axe-perts, with a round robin format style tournament and single elimination playoff.  With 9 locations across Canada, planning a unique bachelorette party idea has never been easier.  Find out more, and book your bachelorette party with BATL!

Bachelorette target BATL

Staff Sunday with Matt “Lunchbox” McLean

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A part of the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s London team for over a year now, Lunchbox and his wife Melissa both take their turn running events and their own separate axe throwing leagues.  A licensed mechanic by day, and an integral part of the infamous London Tuesday Red league, Lunchbox trains novice axe throwers with the patience and support as he once trained novice drummers. More or less, the guy is good with his hands.

Lunchbox is a well-rounded individual who always comes into work with a smile on his face, ready to take on the days’ axe throwing events. We love you Lunchbox, thanks for doing what you. #batlstaffsunday


Victoria Day Long Weekend Hours

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As the weather finally starts to get nicer, the first cottage weekend of the year - also known as the Victoria Day long weekend - is upon us.  All BATL locations will be closed this coming Sunday and Monday, but that doesn't mean you can't experience axe throwing before you take in fireworks over the weekend!  All BATL venues across Canada offer walk in axe throwing Friday from 5-8pm and Saturday from 11am - 2pm this weekend.  Queen Victoria would approve!

Our walk-in axe throwing sessions cost $19.91+tax per person (per hour) and no experience is required.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to make sure you are a professional axe thrower in no time, learning in our safe and controlled environment.  Walk in axe throwing is also the perfect time for an experienced axe thrower or league member to get some extra practice and pointers.  Come by the Backyard Axe Throwing League this weekend and celebrate Victoria Day in style!


Private Axe Throwing Events

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Although BATL may be known for its weekly leagues (that is how we got started, after all), all BATL venues across Canada offer an easy way to get involved on a more casual basis.

Our private group tournaments are for groups of 6 and more (most BATL venues can facilitate 80+ people), and last 2 - 2.5 hours.  Each axe throwing event begins with hands on training from our skilled and dedicated axe coaches, followed by a round-robin style tournament and single elimination playoff - in order to crown a champion for the day.  The friendly and competitive vibe of throwing axes in a safe environment is perfect for gatherings of any type: adult birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, team building events and corporate functions, or even just as an excuse to get out for the night with friends.

Find the BATL venue nearest you and book your private group tournament with us today!


Blog Features Axe Throwing Trick Shots

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There has been a blog set up to exclusively showcase axe throwing trick shots, perfected by our league members all over Canada, called Let's Get Tricky. On the blog, you can watch league members doing multiple rotations, m'ladies, underhands, and many other awe inspiring trick shots. These are all executed by professionals, and shouldn't be attempted by anyone - at home, or at BATL.

Looking to add axe throwing trick shots to your repertoire? Join an axe throwing league today at any of our 9 BATL venues across Canada. All of our leagues are run by our expert staff - all axe throwing professionals in their own right - and with plenty of practice time both before game play and after, they will be able to get you sticking trick shots that you can show off with in no time!


Mother’s Day Walk In Axe Throwing

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Looking for a unique experience for Mom this Mother's Day?  Why not bring her by one of the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s 9 locations across Canada to experience the unique thrill of axe throwing?  All BATL venues will be offering walk in axe throwing this Mother's Day from 2 - 5 PM, and are the perfect opportunity to try something new with Mom!

Our hourly public walk in sessions require no advanced reservations, and cost $19.91+tax per person (per hour).  You'll get one-on-one coaching from one of our highly skilled axe professionals - perfect for those who are new to the sport, or experienced throwers looking to polish up on their skills.

Texas BBQ Master goes Axe Throwing

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General Toronto

This week the Backyard Axe Throwing League played host to Robert and Robert, two well known pit-masters from S&S BBQ in Texas.  They came upon recommendation from our friends around the corner at Cherry Street BBQ (a go-to for catering at our Toronto East location), and were given some hands-on instruction from our resident axe gurus.  These guys are already known for what they do with their hands, so needless to say, they were naturals with an axe.
Our BATL Toronto East location is our largest in downtown Toronto, and is the perfect venue for gatherings of all sizes - from small birthday gatherings or bachelor/ bachelorette parties, to large corporate team building events or charity functions.  You're welcome to bring in outside non-alcoholic drinks and food, which leaves you with endless possibilities when it comes to making your outing at BATL perfect.  Find out more about booking an event with BATL here.