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The newly built Nordic spa near Toronto plans to finally open later this year

A new Nordic spa near Toronto plans to open this spring and it will be just the thing many people need after months of lockdown.

Thermëa Spa Village in Whitby was slated to open in the fall of 2020 but like many projects and plans, it was delayed because of lockdowns, said Marianne Trotier, public and press director for Groupe Nordik. The construction is ongoing but there have been challenges in getting building materials on time.

Spring was their revised target, according to Trotier, but after missing that timeline they're now planning to launch sometime before the end of this year.

As a sign the spa is getting closer to opening they finally started staffing up last month.

nordic spa whitby

Thermëa Spa Village in Whitby is slated to open this spring.

At this point, the project has been ongoing for three years.

"We super excited to open," Trotier said.

Thermëa Spa Village in Whitby is the third spa for Groupe Nordik — they also have spas in Quebec and Manitoba.

nordic spa whitby

A rendering of the reception area shows a wood, chalet-style building.

Those looking for a bit of relaxation after a tough couple of years will find 25 massage and treatment rooms, eight saunas, steam baths, seven outdoor pools for thermotherapy, cold baths and an Epsom salt flotation pool.

There are also three differently-themed restaurants among its amenities. Waterfalls, fire pits, natural wood and stone architecture are additional features of the spa.

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Waterfalls are one of the natural features of the spa.

The massive complex, in a natural setting, will hold more than 1,000 guests at a time, but the number of guests may be limited depending on the current capacity and social distancing guidelines in Ontario. 

nordic spa whitby

The Epsom salt flotation pool looks like a great spot to release stress.

The spa has rigorous cleaning protocols making it a safe space, Trotier told blogTO.

The spa is located at 4015 Cochrane St., Whitby, which is about a 45-minute drive from downtown Toronto.

Lead photo by

Groupe Nordik


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