Even though we (BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League) pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing back in 2006, there are now many options when it comes to wanting to hurl an axe into a wooden target. How do you know you’re going to get the best experience? Easy – go with the trusted name. At BATL, the Backyard Axe Throwing League, we’ve been bringing axe throwing to the city of London, Ontario since 2015. We’re constantly engaged in our community and have hosted thousands of new and returning axe throwers over the years. If you’re wondering how to get the best axe throwing experience in London, look no further than BATL.
The City of London, Ontario
While the name of the city and the major river located within it (the Thames River) may sound like a carbon copy of another world-class city across the pond, the City of London Ontario is a thriving and unique city that has much to offer. London got its start as a city back in 1855, and since then has grown to become one of Canada’s largest urban areas with its own storied history. Since the end of World War II, London has experienced a growth unprecedented in its history. With the major annexation of 1961, which added 60,000 people to the city, London had grown close to a quarter of a million people in 1976, the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of its founding. Major physical changes in London’s appearance have occurred. In the old city core, many of the landmarks of the past have gone to be replaced by modern developments – the McClary factory was demolished for Wellington Square, the Hotel London was replaced by the City Centre, the Covent Garden Market was enclosed by the Market Garden Parking Building, and a new Court House was finally constructed on a demolished two-block site.
New suburbs have appeared on the outskirts – Lockwood Park, Sherwood Forest, and Oakridge Acres. The old residential areas became threatened by the overuse of the automobile on streets meant only to accommodate horse and buggy. Recent planning decisions have however been carefully made to ensure that the character and integrity of the old city are maintained. Something which can only result in enhancing the urban environment and in making London a pleasant place for its present and future citizens.