New board game shop rolls dice in mid­town

Plus a new gym turns lo­cal res­i­dents into ninja war­riors

North Toronto Post - - News -

One of Toronto’s premier stores for toys and col­lectible mer­chan­dise, 401 Games, has a new home. Of­fer­ing a wide range of prod­ucts from board games and sports cards to col­lectible cards and toys, it cel­e­brated its new lo­ca­tion with a month of events, in­clud­ing Magic: The Gath­er­ing tour­na­ments, giv­ing all gamers an op­por­tu­nity to come in and check out the new spot at Yonge and Blyth­wood. (2782 Yonge St., 416-5996446).

Pre­pare for a night of mur­der, mys­tery and com­edy if you plan on at­tend­ing the brand new lo­ca­tion of

Mys­te­ri­ously Yours in­side the Chelsea Ho­tel in down­town Toronto. Since 1987, this din­ner the­atre com­pany has worked tire­lessly, pro­duc­ing and per­form­ing in­ter­ac­tive mur­der mys­ter­ies for fans look­ing to en­joy a unique din­ner ex­pe­ri­ence. Oh and don’t worry about your meal, the food here is pre­pared by sea­soned chef Marta Kusel, for­merly of Car­di­nal Rule (33 Ger­rard St. W., 416-486-7469).

Toronto’s first Blowdry Lounge is cel­e­brat­ing its 10year an­niver­sary. Beni Si­cilia, with the sup­port of his brother, opened the chic sa­lon back in 2008 as an homage to sim­i­lar stores in New York. Since its birth, the sa­lon has been de­voted ex­clu­sively to blow outs. Clients are in­vited to come and ex­pe­ri­ence what world­class hair care truly means (1343 Yonge St., 416-8472569).

For those look­ing to get a unique gym ex­pe­ri­ence, Toronto now has a great place to go to. Opened on Aug. 1, Fit­ness Ninja is not your reg­u­lar gym. Of­fer­ing per­son­al­ized ex­er­cise pro­grams and nu­tri­tional plans, this new spot has a Su­per Ninja Ob­sta­cle course, de­signed by Amer­i­can ninja war­rior Drew Dreschel. Fit­ness Ninja also of­fers ser­vices such as phys­i­cal ther­apy, per­sonal train­ing, in­jury re­hab and stress man­age­ment (800 Petro­lia Rd., Unit 9, 416-2388158).

The Beauty House opened its sec­ond lo­ca­tion in Toronto. This one-stop shop pro­vides world-class beauty ser­vices such as med­i­cal es­thet­ics, eye­lash ex­ten­sions, hair re­moval, skin care and tan­ning. Con­sul­ta­tions are free with ev­ery visit, and thanks to an ex­pe­ri­enced and ded­i­cated staff, ev­ery per­son walk­ing in re­ceives per­son­al­ized treat­ments and ser­vices (1689 Bayview Ave., 647-748-1419).

A new art school has opened up on Bayview Av­enue.

Alice’s Art Stu­dio of­fers art classes for chil­dren, teens and adults. Also host­ing cor­po­rate team-build­ing events and art par­ties, the stu­dio was founded by Alice Askay, a prac­tis­ing artist and an ac­cred­ited art school teacher with the On­tario Col­lege of Teach­ers (1725 Bayview Ave., 416-488-1472).

401 Games owner Jeff MacDougall

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