Escape Rooms are all the rage – for any age. So we were thrilled to learn that Looking Glass Adventures, a family-friendly escape room experience in Toronto’s east end, recently opened a second location at Danforth and Victoria Park. The spacious new spot boasts two awesome rooms with another on its way.

Our first try at the Danforth Escape (the Danforth and Woodbine location) was such a hit (you can read about it here) that there was no convincing needed to bring the boys back to experience the two new rooms – Mystery at Maryweather Mansion and The Great Holiday Adventure.

Both are rated at a beginner/intermediate level but can have more advanced settings. The latter, a festive theme sends your group on a mission to fix Santa’s broken down sleigh before Christmas Eve is ruined. My kids immediately fell in love with the room. The Maryweather Mansion has you assisting a world-renowned archaeologist – you must find and save her prized artifact before a greedy colleague arrives.

Because there are so many clues, locks and interesting objects everywhere, kids’ curiousity usually keeps them busy, and in our case, they surprised us solving some major puzzles before the adults. It also helps that flashlights are involved and my littlest was happy to be in charge.


Getting there: The new location is at 2944 Danforth Ave. Danforth Escape – original location is at 2200 Danforth Ave. Paid street parking along Danforth East – some free residential parking on the side streets.

Low-down: Ideal group size is 4-8 adults (plus kids). These are definitely worthy of an adult-only outing. Adults are $25, youth $20 and children 3-12 $17. There are also team building and birthday party options – the Danforth/Vic Park location has a large room with a kitchen for hosting parties. Check the link for lots of FAQs.