escape rooms toronto

The top 5 new escape room games in and around Toronto

New escape rooms in Toronto are for those who like to put themselves in adrenaline-inducing (and sometimes anxious and claustrophobic) situations to challenge their logic on the fly. If racing against the clock is your thing, head to these recent arrivals for sweaty palms and increased blood pressure. 

Here are my picks for the top new escape rooms in and around Toronto. 

Proxima Command

Suspend your imagination: you're in space, you're aboard the Starship Odysseus, and you need to escape the prison of a secret Alphian League base. If that sounds up your alley (read: if you're a sci-fi buff), this escape room at Christie and Dupont is the simulator for you.

Escape Manor 

This long-awaited immersive entertainment lounge finally opened on King West in October, and aside from axe-throwing and booze, they also have 12 themed rooms like "The Tomb," "The Boudoir," and "Escape the Cornwall Jail." 

Imaginarium

This creative escape room by Caledonia Road offers two different challenges, where you can either try to unlock an ancient Egyptian temple in The Wrath of Amun Ra, or attempt to rescue some people from a ghost in The Grand Wilshire Hotel. You have 60 minutes for each. 

NOWAYOUT

The name of this Mississauga business off Derry Road should be enough to tell you that this place will be terrifying. Lock yourself into the Red Market and find yourself being held captive by an organ trafficker; or, head to the Earthquake room for a post-apocalyptic frenzy. 

Survive The Night

Put your thinking cap and those grown-up pants on: if you can get past being completely in the dark, this Mississauga "escape world" on Courtney Park is the perfect brain exercise. Explore almost 5,000 square feet with nothing but a lantern while avoiding zombies and evil villagers. 

Lead photo by

Proxima Command


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

This is what people are saying about Don Cherry after he was fired by Sportsnet

Don Cherry thanks fans and stands by his comments after firing

Don Cherry fired for comments about immigrants and poppies

You can skate for free under the Gardiner Expressway this winter

You can soon go on a holiday light dream trail just outside of Toronto

The magical holiday lights festival at Niagara Falls starts next week

There's a holiday candlelight festival just one hour from Toronto

A real life Polar Express is coming near Toronto this month