Best of the City 2013: a league for urban lumberjacks yearning to throw axes

Best of the City 2013: a league for urban lumberjacks yearning to throw axes

(Image: Vicky Lam)
 

The quirkiest tenant on Sterling Road’s warehouse row is the Backyard Axe-Throwing League, which has become a heraldic destination for the city’s ever-growing urban lumberjack population. The tattoo-sleeved founder, Matt Wilson, commences each session by sounding a two-foot ram’s horn, and players with names like Arm and Diamond hurl hatchets at a wooden target, earning points for bull’s eye proximity—it’s like darts for the Neolithic set. $40 per person for groups of 10.

Backyard Axe-Throwing League, 213 Sterling Rd., batl.ca