GoodLife Coxwell Gerrard

GoodLife Fitness in Toronto shut down because of strong chemical smell

Members of a popular gym below a five-pin bowling alley in Toronto are being forced to get their sweat sessions on elsewhere today (may I suggest outside?) thanks to strong chemical odours.

An employee of the Coxwell and Gerrard Goodlife Fitness club explained by phone on Friday that a smell started wafting into the gym on Thursday night.

"It was just too strong, so we had to close down," said the employee. "We've installed fans and we're airing it out. Hopefully we'll be open again tomorrow morning."

goodlife coxwell gerrardWhen asked what exactly the smell was being caused by, the employee said she had no idea. Staff believe it's related to work being done upstairs at the recently-revamped Shamrock Bowl.

Shamrock Bowl, which boasts a 65 seat restaurant area and turns into a dance lounge on Friday and Saturday nights, could not be reached by phone and has yet to respond to a request for comment.

Sounds like something exciting could be on the horizon, however, for the historic bowling alley. For GoodLife's sake, let's hope it comes fast.

Lead photo by

blogTO


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

Canada's Wonderland tickets are now on sale and people are confused

Toronto restaurant offering Kyle Lowry free chicken for life if he re-signs with Raptors

Toronto just got a massive outdoor gym across the street from one of the busiest malls

Toronto not impressed after Montreal Canadiens flag seen flying at City Hall

Here's what we know about CFL player Chris Larsen and the assault at Hanlan's Point

Toronto is opening 10 outdoor swimming pools this weekend and here's where to find them

You can now buy tickets to go swimming in an old abandoned quarry not far from Toronto

Toronto gym owner says city's new outdoor fitness program hurts small business