Toronto boasts some of Canada’s best private clubs, and they cater to nearly every interest group. If you’re looking for your community, a place where you can recreate and network, a place where you’re known and can develop friendships, consider applying to one of the select clubs from our curated list.
Best Social Clubs in Toronto
The York Club
For over a century, The York Club has been a social pillar of Toronto. Located in central Toronto, the club still convenes in the historic Romanesque Revival estate. The York Club requires that members dress with discretion and taste, upholding high standards of decorum. Guests and members are impressed with the quality of the service and cuisine, as well as the professionalism of the staff.
Soho House Toronto
Soho House Toronto carries a non-traditional vibe compared to many social clubs in Toronto. Established in 1995 as a place for local artists, actors, and creatives to convene, Soho House is part of a larger network of social clubs and offers different memberships that allow you to belong either just to your local Soho House or to all Soho Houses globally. Soho House Toronto is located in the historic Bishop’s Block neighborhood in a restored Georgian building. Explore the Toronto website for more information on membership, the club bar, the club library, the club patio, and dining amenities.
Other Social Clubs to Consider:
Best Toronto Private Clubs
If yachting is your passion, Royal Canadian Yacht Club is the community for you. RCYC offers two locations - one on Toronto Island and one in the heart of the city - and has been named one of the Top 50 Platinum Yacht Clubs in the World. In addition to sailing, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club provides a number of member amenities such as courts for tennis, squash, badminton, and pickleball; personal training and group fitness classes; aquatics programs; formal and casual dining; and social events for all ages. Although clubhouses are currently closed, the community remains active through online book groups, virtual racing, fitness classes, and more.
The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto
Founded in 1924, The Badminton and Racquet Club is located in the heart of midtown Toronto. It is one of Canada’s preeminent private racquet clubs and offers a boutique experience for members passionate about pursuing racquet sports or simply wanting a quiet escape in the heart of the city where they can socialize and stay active. In addition to a top-end fitness center overlooking the city, The Badminton and Racquet Club offers members the opportunity to experiment with and compete in a number of racquet sports, including badminton, tennis, pickleball, platform tennis, squash, and table tennis. In fact, The Badminton Racquet Club is the only downtown Toronto club to offer platform tennis.
The Granite Club
The Granite Club is where generations of family and friends gather to enrich their lives and solidify their relationships. The club offers premier amenities and services, including a state-of-the-art athletic center where Olympians and world champions have practiced their game; social and recreational opportunities for diverse interest groups; fine dining; and exquisite event services for formal occasions.
The Boulevard Club
The Boulevard Club offers something for everyone. Members benefit from a wide range of athletic facilities and sports, including championship tennis courts, badminton courts, full fitness facilities, dragon boating, karate, golf, yachting, and much more. In addition to these amenities, club members enjoy special pricing on a wide range of theatre performances, sporting events, and other Toronto city attractions. The Boulevard Club also has a wide range of exclusive partnerships with other private clubs throughout Canada and around the world, gaining members access to unique opportunities like private ski and golf clubs.
Rosedale Golf Club
Established in 1893, Rosedale Golf Club boasts an official Donald Ross course that is ranked as one of the best classic golf courses in Canada. Members also enjoy access to a stunning private event venue with magnificent views of the course; fine catering and dining options make it a perfect place for member weddings and private functions.
Other Private Golf Clubs to Consider:
Lambton Golf and Country Club
The Toronto Hunt
The Donalda Club
Oakdale Golf and Country Club
Scarborough Golf and Country Club
St. Georges Golf and Country Club
Toronto Golf Club
Toronto Ski Club
Toronto Ski Club gives members an exclusive way to celebrate the winter through alpine winter sports programs delivered by highly experienced ski and snowboard coaches. TSC is one of Canada’s oldest ski clubs, and its Blue Mountain Resort gives members access to one of the largest skiable terrains in Ontario with multiple options for beginners and pros alike. Discover more member amenities here.
Other Ski Clubs to Consider:
Caledon Ski Club
Mansfield Ski Club
Beaver Valley Ski Club
Devils Glen Ski Club
Osler Bluff Ski Club
Craigleith Ski Club
Alpine Ski Club
Georgian Peaks Club
Why Now May Be the Best Time to Join a Toronto Club
Toronto is home to some of Canada’s most exclusive clubs, some of which are very difficult to get into. While now may seem like a difficult time to join given that some clubs are temporarily suspending certain operations due to COVID-19, it may also be the best time to join for the same reason. Clubs will be looking for new members, and this could be the perfect time to join a highly exclusive club that would otherwise not offer an opening. Additionally, belonging to a club is a great way to weather the uncertainties of the pandemic, as it may provide a space for you to begin to cultivate community and connection.