August 2nd, 2022 | Lifestyle

Premier Luxury Athletic Clubs in Toronto

From sophisticated social atmospheres to world-class facilities and premium auxiliary amenities, private athletic clubs cater to clientele seeking elevated experiences. As a distinctive global city, Toronto has a rich history of social and athletic excellence. 

We have put together a short list of some of Toronto’s best private athletic clubs. 

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The Boulevard Club

Blending elegance and athletics, The Boulevard Club is one of Canada’s most exclusive social and recreation clubs. Situated just west of downtown Toronto, The Boulevard Club combines state-of-the-art athletic amenities with exemplary club services and luxury dining. A landmark along the shores of Lake Ontario, The Boulevard’s unique waterfront access creates world-class opportunities for members. A full-service private marina facilitates watercraft of all sizes, from compact speedboats to larger modern yachts.

Off the water, on-site amenities include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Shito-Ryu martial arts training, a modern fitness centre and professional-grade facilities for badminton and fencing. Boulevard Club benefits stretch beyond the club’s front doors, as members receive reciprocal privileges at several private athletic clubs across the world.  

Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

For nearly a century and a half, the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club has maintained its reputation as one of the city’s most exclusive and high-calibre racquet clubs. Tucked away in the heart of Toronto’s Rosedale community, TLTC boasts world-class athletic and social scenes. In addition to being the home club of Canadian tennis icon Daniel Nestor, several international legends of the sport such as Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova have played at the club in its storied history.

Beyond its ‘Har-Tru’ courts, the club offers members several additional athletic facilities; including a five-lane outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centre, and squash courts. TLTC also features multiple options for high-end private dining.

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Beacon Hall Golf Club

Located just north of Toronto, Beacon Hall Golf Club is a private social institution and 18-hole luxury golf course. For over 30 years, Beacon Hall’s both challenging and immaculately kept course has consistently ranked among the highest in North America. Shy of 300 members, exclusivity is integral to Beacon Hall’s mission of excellence. Given its limited membership, the club has built a reputation for its open access promise, allowing members to take to the fairways whenever they like, without a designated tee time. Off the course, Beacon Hall offers additional amenities, including world-class gastronomy and social facilities. 

Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club

Commonly referred to as simply ‘Cricket Club’, Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club stands out among other private Toronto clubs for its all-ages commitment to athletic excellence. As their encompassing name suggests, Cricket Club offers a truly wide array of sports facilities catered to families seeking top-tier amenities. On-site, the club boasts professional standard cricket pitches, curling and skating rinks, squash and tennis courts, and aquatic facilities. Off-site, members gain access to 25 private golf clubs across Ontario, as well as elevated privileges at The Georgian Peaks Ski Club in the Blue Mountains. 

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Royal Canadian Yacht Club

As one of North America’s most historic and reputable sailing institutions, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club is a truly premier athletic club. The RCYC was originally founded in 1852 as a recreational yachting society and unofficial auxiliary of the British Royal Navy. Today, they serve members across two opulent clubhouses – one of which is nestled along the exclusive shores of the Toronto Islands. 

Off the water, RCYC offers a wide variety of additional athletic facilities for members. Between its two clubhouses, members have access to racquet courts, private aquatic facilities, traditional fitness amenities and lawn bowling. Like many of the other clubs on this list, RCYC also provides luxury social and dining experiences for its affluent clientele. 

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