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Putting the money into a gifting lounge spot allows her to promote her product in an intimate face-to-face setting. While her product can be mostly found online right now, she hopes to parlay her gifting lounge experience into a spot on retail shelves across the country. It’s not just new entrepreneurs that benefit.
Canadian footmaker Sorel has been around for more than half a century and is the title sponsor of this year’s Tastemakers event. The company’s goal there is to promote their fall footwear, since most just associate them with winter boots. They’re also showcasing their new winter coats which will see them enter Canada Goose territory. Beyond the products, celebrity gifting lounges usually have a charitable component to them. Tastemakers donates to Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital and has stars sign a board that is later auctioned off. Artists for Peace and Justice gala.
The best way to run? With a squad cheering by your side! Running groups are having a moment in Toronto and there are plenty of crews to tag along with. Vv Magazine’s Libby Roach gives us a rundown on best night club and bar in Toronto.
Stunning scenery and stair-after-stair keep Castle Runners coming out in droves. Aptly named for their Casa Loma location, this run club combines running with a workout â adding a little triceps dip to that sprint session. Runners meet up every Thursday morning at the castle. This group has been kicking around since 2010, meeting up around the Gladstone Hotel in the city’s west end.
Runs are every Tuesday and Saturday, with some geared towards women only. The group rallies around its proud members â look for them screaming in their singlets cheering each other on at local Toronto races. Leaside High School. Aiming at runners who can reliably tackle 6K and up, their weekly workouts with coaches will take you to that next level.
This feel good crew has their priorities in check; keeping properly hydrated is of the utmost importance of course. Runners meet up at a local TTC accessible bar, crush a beer (or two) before heading out on an ad-hoc route created by volunteer âHare’. Runs take place almost daily, with special events and ladies-only runs sprinkled throughout the month.
With locations in Toronto and LA, this tightly knit crew clocks their kms (mostly) in the evenings, with special events and races peppered throughout the year, like their midnight half marathons. Runs span the city, with Trinity Bellwoods, High Park and Queen West being prime meet-up locations.
With members spanning across every continent, Nike’s run club lets you log miles thru their app, making the run club meet ups that much more social. The Loft on Richmond St. is home base for this crowd, with satellite clubhouses in Liberty Village and in the Eaton Centre.
Distances start at 5K and edge up, with some runs amped up with a NTC workout thrown in for good measure. One of the best running stores in the city also happens to boast its own running club, as well as the newly adopted mentorship program which bridges both coaches and mentors to motivate runners. Runs head out Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with varying distances and speeds to conquer.
Head to the shop to meet-up, located just at the foot of Bathurst near King. In addition to their one-on-one counselling and mentorship programs, coaches at Pace and Mind also offer weekly runs absolutely free and open to the public, kicking off from the MaRS Discovery building at Queen’s Park and College.
Distances are dialled up â expect to run 15km and up with this crew. This sudsy squad aims to energize runners by combining a social fun route with post run pints at local downtown breweries. Distances tap out at 15K, winding down to an approachable 3K for those new to the sport.
Toast your victory with your new pals over some of Ontario’s finest craft beers, wrapping up at home bases like Left Field Brewery, Bar Hop Brew Co. or Amsterdam Brewery. Known more for their yoga classes (or tight pants) than running, Lululemon does offer free run club meet-ups.
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Both the Briar Hill and Queen Street locations boast run clubs (check your local shop for run info). Distances are usually about 5K, making it an easy gang to tag along with. Did we miss any run clubs in Toronto? Let Vv Magazine know in the comments below, or tweet us@ViewtheVibe.