Almost 13 years ago the Backyard Axe Throwing League was formed in a downtown Toronto backyard. Fast forward to 2019, BATL has 2 venues in Toronto with a 3rd location opening later this month. BATL Toronto East is situated in the Portlands area of Toronto at the foot of the Don Valley Parkway and is easily accessible from downtown Toronto and QEW/Gardiner Expressway, BATL Yorkdale is situated next to Yorkdale Mall and directly off the 401 highway.
Mark Meszoros of the News-Herald magazine recently took a trip to BATL Toronto and summed up the experience perfectly. “I was pumped to revisit BATL — Backyard Axe Throwing League — and my skills at hurling the handled weapon into targets has come a long way since I set foot in the place the first time. At the risk of bragging, I served as a pseudo instructor to some of the other writers. It’s worth mentioning you now can order a drink at BATL, which was not the case in 2017.”
Since our inception in 2006, The Backyard Axe Throwing League has played host to hundreds of bachelor parties, each one guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on all guests. We pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing, so it comes as no surprise that we’re the best at what we do. With 14 locations across North America including one of our newest locations in Nashville, which is a very popular city to host bachelor and bachelorette parties! You can find the rest of our locations in Pickering, Ottawa, Kitchener, London, Niagara Falls, Calgary, and Hamilton in Canada; and Chicago, and Novi/Detroit, Nashville, Scottsdale, and Houston in the US it’s never been easier to find a BATL near you.
Each venue can host groups of 2 and up, and your private booking with us lasts from 1-2.5 hours and includes one on one training with our resident axe gurus, followed by a round-robin style tournament and single-elimination playoff. Axe throwing is an inclusive sport, and it’s easy to excel at any age, gender, or ability – which makes it suited for adult gatherings of any variety. Most of our locations are fully licensed and offer a variety of food and alcohol, which means you can leave the planning to us and focus on having fun. Looking to plan your next party in Toronto? We’ve got you covered.
Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
It’s well known that the days of traditional bachelor/bachelorette parties are over, and people are looking for new and exciting ways to celebrate with their friends. The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers the perfect opportunity to host a bachelor/bachelorette party that your guests won’t soon forget. The competitive aspect of axe throwing is also a great way to kick off any bachelor or bachelorette party. It gets everybody engaged, gets the friendly one-upping going, and gets the adrenaline pumping. There’s a reason why competitive activities are so often used in bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and stag and does: because it gets everyone involved, no matter what the age or skill.
BATL Offsite Events
Not into the idea of spending a day at one of our facilities? Lucky for you, BATL also brings the party on the road. A BATL offsite booking is a perfect way to transform your outdoor gathering into edgy space with an adrenaline-filled friendly competition. Our off-site packages are fully insured, equipped and available for full and half-day bookings – perfectly suited to corporate gatherings, weddings, festivals, private parties and so much more. Our team of expert coaches can provide a personalized event with up to 8 targets based on your specific group size and needs, and the unique experience is sure to leave an impression on your guests. BATL offers offsite bookings within the surroundings of each of our 14 venues.
BATL has been covered by the national press and has been constantly featured as a top-rated corporate activity venue by both local media, and our guests across North America. We’ve hosted companies ranging from major banks, law firms and software companies to local bars, car dealerships and neighbourhood restaurants. A trip to BATL is full of friendly competition, which makes it the perfect team-building outing for any corporate event. BATL also offers custom made trophies designed specifically for corporate events, meaning that your guests can take home hardware that leaves a lasting impression.
Adult Birthday Parties
Looking for a new idea to celebrate a birthday that everyone will enjoy? If bowling, paintball, or escape rooms have already been done, or if you’re looking for a fun activity for an entire group no matter what their age, skill or fitness level, then think about axe throwing. Catering exclusively to adults since 2006, a trip to BATL is the perfect place for you and your friends to ring in another trip around the sun.