6 best team building activities in the GTA
Want to engage your office in a collaborative activity that will create lasting memories and allow your office to get to know each other? Team building is the answer!
Team building not only allows your office to interact with one another outside the work environment but it will create lasting relationships between your employees and boost morale.
Team building also improves communication in the work environment due to workers being more comfortable talking with and working alongside each other. Your team will be more motivated to succeed as a group if they are having fun. A successful team build means a successful workplace!
Here are six team building activities in the GTA that you can choose from so that you can start implementing teamwork in your office right away!
Paint Your Heart Away!
Get your team to think creatively by picking up a paintbrush and start making a masterpiece. Don’t worry if you have no artistic skills because there are classes designed for beginners as well as intermediates. Some classes offer an instructor for those who prefer having a set of guidelines rather than just a blank canvas to work on. Your office can relax and enjoy each other’s company while showing off their creativity. You can choose from these locations to start your artsy team building activity right away:
Phone Number: (647) 361-6017
Location: 723 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y5
Phone number: (416) 769-8585
Location: 2866 Dundas Street West, The Junction, Toronto, ON
Phone number: (416) 900-2644
Escape the office
Another unique way of team building is to rent out an “escape room.” These rooms are physical versions of escape the room video games, where players solve a series of puzzles and riddles to escape a room within a set time-limit. An escape room will get your employees to think of solutions together and improve communication between one another. Escape rooms offer various adventures to choose from and there are several locations that host these escape rooms:
Phone number: (647) 345-4263 (Toronto) and (905) 232-0177 (Mississauga)
Location: Toronto and Mississauga
Phone number: 905-858-2633
Secret City Adventures
Phone number: 647-243-7658
Become a photographer!
Learn how to take stunning shots at a one-of-a-kind photography workshop company that focuses on team building. GTA Photography provides participants with a unique alternative to traditional team building events and helps foster creativity through their activities and workshops. They can host their activities and workshops at the convenience of your own office and venue but they are also located right beside the financial district in Toronto. Their workshops have a one to three hour period and you can also customize the activities and workshops to meet the needs of your team. Visit their website for more information on how you can book a workshop.
Let’s get traditional
Bowling, rollerblading and picnics may not be original ideas for a team building event, they are an effective way to bring your employees together for a day of classic fun. There is a reason why these ideas are still around — they help create cooperation and teamwork and lets employees get to know each other outside of the workplace. Check out these classic venues in the GTA:
Phone number: (416) 410-7469
Locations: Etobicoke, North York, and Barrie
Or a bit wild…
Loosen up and have a karaoke night with your fellow colleagues to show off your singing abilities. Or take part in a paintballing competition where the prize could be becoming the CEO for the day, or getting an extra vacation day. Plan an event that will help get your team out of their shell and be more comfortable around their colleagues.
Finally, you can always lend a hand
Here is your chance to give back to your community while participating in a fun team build activity. Habitat offers several team building events for you and your office to get involved in.
The ReVive Centre is Habitat HM’s exclusive upcycling centre. It recycles, transforms and breathes new life into donated products and materials that would otherwise go to the landfill. The ReVive Centre is an innovative new idea that helps the ReStores raise funds to support Habitat’s mission. Your team will receive free lunch, snacks and t-shirts. There is no experience required for this activity and you will be supplied with the necessary tools and equipment to start flexing your creative muscles.
Our ReStores offer a memorable team building experience for corporations as well. At our ReStores, your employees can expect to help with stocking shelves, collecting donations, working at the cash desks, and more. Training will be provided by staff to make sure your team has a safe but positive time at our ReStores. The ReStore helps with funding for our build sites and covering our admin costs by reselling donated items at reasonable prices.
Our mobile playhouse experience is another opportunity to build as well as bringing your team out onto our construction site or getting involved with our Brush With Kindness program, where corporate teams can help transform a community or home in needs.
To learn more information about our team building programs, check out our page on Habitat team building events or contact our events coordinator at [email protected] or call (905) 637-4446 ext. 231.
No matter what team building experience you choose, you can be sure that your team will have a great time and create memories that will last for a lifetime.