Inside Toronto’s new indoor playground for adults
Wil McLean began dreaming of building an indoor obstacle course when he was still in high school. But it was only years later, after he’d watched endurance races like Tough Mudder and extreme exercise regimens like CrossFit grow in popularity, that he finally decided to do it. McLean and his business partner, Eddie Chan, opened Pursuit OCR (the letters stand for “obstacle course racing”) near Queen and Dufferin in October, with the help of $31,000 in Indiegogo contributions. It’s the first place of its kind in Toronto: an adult-sized fitness playground with 19 obstacles that visitors can clamber over, under and through as quickly or slowly as they please—including what is likely the city’s only all-ages ball pit. Here’s a look inside:
444 Dufferin St., 647-467-8444, pursuitocr.com.