Let’s face it — life can be stressful sometimes and letting our worries go is no easy feat. Thankfully, there are plenty of places you can visit in Toronto that are designed to help you slow down, unwind, and melt your stress away. Think peaceful escapes with comfy cushions, delicious hot tea, relaxing music, and amenities designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. We’re feeling more relaxed already!

Here are 7 of the most blissfully relaxing spots in Toronto where you can spend a peaceful and carefree afternoon.

AM Coffee Studio

 

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Not only does this dreamy Dundas West cafe have an atmosphere you’ll want to spend all day in, but it also has a zen room with cozy floor seating where you can relax, meditate, journal, read, or do any activity that nourishes your soul every Friday to Sunday.

Described as a “thoughtfully created space that nourishes and quiets your mind,” this space is open to customers who could use a little extra tranquility in their day. The zen room also functions as a yoga studio with classes you can join every Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: 2233 Dundas St W

Hoame Meditation

 

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If your favourite way to relax is with some mindful breathing, then Toronto’s largest modern meditation studio is where you need to be. Experience both light and dark meditation at this peaceful space, then head over to the salt cave and infrared sauna for some extra R&R.

There are all kinds of events you can join at Hoame too, including a specialty sleep experience, soothing sound bath meditations, a crystal workshop with champagne, and full moon meditation circles with delicious cacao.

Where: 426 Adelaide St W

Othership

If you’re looking to improve your self-care routine and make some new friends while you’re at it, this new retreat is the place to do it. Now open in Toronto, Othership is “a one-of-a-kind oasis in the city built for social connection and transformative experiences through a sauna and ice bath circuit,” the website says.

The ice bath will allow you to “redefine your relationship to the cold” by enhancing your focus and the power of your breath. The sauna promotes “deep body and brain connection,” as well as stress relief. The 50-person sauna also hosts guided programming for you to connect with yourself and others.

Where: 425 Adelaide St W

Body Blitz Spa

 

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These award-winning spas bring old European healing traditions right to the heart of the city. Relax in the warm Dead Sea salt pool and the hot Epsom salt pool, followed by a cold plunge and a rejuvenating trip into the eucalyptus steam room and infrared sauna.

You’ll be given a spa robe, towels, and sandals, and access to all the shower amenities and products, so you can leave feeling clean and refreshed. Plus, if you want to score a deal, the spa offers discounted day passes every Tuesday.

Where: 471 Adelaide St W & 497 King St E

The Rock Store Healing Centre

Described as Toronto’s crystal healing centre, The Rock Store is a positively dreamy oasis located in Harbord Village. The thoughtfully curated space sells every crystal and mystical product you can think of, with descriptions of each crystal about its purpose and benefits.

You can easily spend an hour browsing and learning about the unique items in this store and if you want to deepen your relationship with crystals, The Rock Store also offers introductory workshops you can take. What better way to melt your stress away than by collecting beautiful gemstones?

Where: 154 Harbord St

Bampot House of Tea

Cozy up on a fluffy floor cushion and indulge in an afternoon of delicious hot tea, nourishing vegetarian food, and board games. Bampot lounge has over 100 varieties of looseleaf tea, as well as coffee, cocktails, wine, and beer.

The atmosphere is both enchanting and relaxing, making you feel far away from the busy city outside. You’ll also have access to every board game imaginable, so be sure to bring a few friends along.

Where: 201 Harbord St

Lyfe Meditation Studio

 

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Located in the heart of Leslieville, Lyfe offers a series of relaxing meditation classes and nourishing plant-based food in a soothing environment filled with natural light, greenery, and natural materials like bamboo, rattan, and teak.

This spot is all about slow-living, inviting you to take your time and sink into complete tranquility. The classes you can sign up for are centered around themes like sound, breathwork, movement, manifestation, compassion, and sleep.

Where: 998 Queen St E