EVERY ORIGINAL HAS AN ORIGIN

Started in a backyard, now we’re here

BATL isn’t just a cool-sounding acronym – and let’s be honest, it sounds really damn cool – it’s also the true declaration of where we started. BATL Stands for The Backyard Axe Throwing League and that's how our small business began.  Now with 18 Locations we support a vibrant community of axe throwers, team-building and social experiences for large and small business alike, and millions of people who just want a great date night or night out with friends.

In 2006, our CEO Matt Wilson founded BATL in his backyard. At first, it was just a personal passion he discovered while at a cottage. Today, nearly 5 million people have experienced the thrill of axe throwing at our locations.

We were the first in the world to offer an urban axe throwing venue experience. And we’re proud of that. Now, we offer leagues, walk-ins, and group parties – like stags, bachelor, bachelorette, and team building events.

The sport of axe throwing has grown, and we continue to playing the leading role. We’re also a founding member of the International Axe Throwing Federation (IATF) - a global organization dedicated to regulating and supporting the growth of axe throwing as a sport.

The History of BATL Axe Throwing

2006

The Backyard Axe Throwing League is born, starting off in the – you guessed it – backyard of our founder’s home.

2011

Our first warehouse location opens in Toronto. Now everyone can experience the thrill of axe throwing.

2013

One location in Toronto turns into three. BATL takes over the 6ix.

2015

We start going national, letting all of Canada become a part of the community.

2017

BATL expands into the USA (now 6 locations & growing).

MISSIONS SHOULDN’T BE IMPOSSIBLE

Our guiding principle is simple: to show people the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build community. Our Code of Conduct is available for our guests to help promote a safe environment.

Values: They're Not Just For Points

Community

Be good to each other and you're welcome in our backyard.

EMPOWERING

Always be your best and have a good fun time while you do it.

HEART

We believe in the positivity. Come share our love for throwing.

INNOVATION

We started urban axe throwing and continue to evolve it.

INTEGRITY

We promise to always live and operate our venues by our values.

THERE’S NO FAKE NEWS HERE

Look, we’re awesome, and it’s not just us saying that. It’s also all of these fine people and publications.

XTRA CHATS WITH TORONTO’S
LGBT AXE THROWERS

Daily Extra

WANT TO GRAB A BEER AND
THROW A FEW AXES?

PLAYBOY

WHEN IT COMES TO THROWING AXES, CELEBRITIES ARE JUST LIKE US!

We're proud to have taught hundreds of celebrities how to throw axes safely and skillfully at our BATL Axe Throwing locations.

Meaghan Mikkelson

Vin Diesel

Sam Roberts Band

Terri clark

Steve Harvey

Niagara Ice Dogs

Tyrone Edwards

Darren Pang

Ottawa Redblacks

Rick Fox

Rick Mercer

Ruby Rose

Meghan Patrick

Killswitch engage

Jon Montgomery

Ivar Vikings

Max Holloway

Hockey wives

Gerard Butler

Mike Cammalleri

Canaan Smith

ET CANADA

Eddi Haung

Amon Amarth

Bastille

Bo Levi Mitchell

Brianne Tutt

George Parros

George Armstrong

Oshawa Generals

Chicago Bears

William Nylander

Daquan Jones

Spike

Delaney Holley

Sheamus

Shaq

Joe Mande

Hannibel Buress

Zach Hyman

Anson Carter

Morgan Wallen

Clive Standen

Shadow Hunters

Another Round

Natalie Spooner

Working moms

WE AREN’T JUST SOME SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP

The word ‘community’ is thrown around way too much online. And while we do realize the irony of saying that on our online website, BATL is truly a community in the traditional sense of the word – in real life.

It may just seem like throwing axes and hitting bullseyes (that part is awesome, to be fair), but our top priority is being good to one another.

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