Parenthood is really hit or miss.

Sometimes you are dead on and other times you’re landing anywhere but on target.

It’s kind of how I felt when I visited Stryke, Toronto’s newest target range where ‘big kids’ can meet up for group archery, knife and axe throwing, and air gun shooting.

Now weaponry isn’t at all my thing. (Note: this is definitely not a gun range – no firearms and no crossbow.) So my first visit was as the organizer of dad in TOw’s birthday. Spectators are free but if you want to participate, the cost includes a coach who sticks with the group for the visit, teaches the basics then leads a group tournament.

No previous experience is required, but a solid dose of competitive spirit might give you an edge. But really, it’s more about socializing that flinging blades. And for some, it might just be the perfect way to blow off some steam.




Getting there: Stryke is located on Dundas just west of the DVP. Limited free street parking on Dundas and Sumach streets, plus GREEN P Parking in the area.

Low-down: Stryke is open by appointment only. Single activity event – archery, axes or knives – costs $45 per person. Tour De Stryke – three out of the four events – is $56 per person. Minimum group size is four – but the venue can accommodate up to 150. A booking typically includes three hours of playtime with a personal coach who helps train partiipants and leads a group tournament. All skill levels welcome. Age minimum is generally for 16 years and up.

Food and Drink: Bring your own food, but not your own axe. Not licensed. Small snack bar on site.


738 Dundas Street East
Toronto ON
M5A 2C3

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