Toronto Athletic Club
This is an aerobics room within a fitness centre in downtown Toronto. Toronto Dance conducts dance classes in Latin-Ballroom and private lessons (including Wedding Dance Choreography) at this location.
Note: You can get to this location directly from the TTC subway without going outside. We teach in Studio 1 (air-conditioning).
You don't need a Toronto Athletic Club membership to enter the club as long as you are attending a Toronto Dance class and have signed the Insurance Release Form. You must check in with the front desk and within the room each time.
Building Location and Directions
The Toronto Athletic Club is located in the TD Waterhouse Tower (79 Wellington St West), which is one of the Toronto Dominion Centre complex towers. It is on the south side of Wellington St, west of Bay St (west of the "gold" Royal Bank tower). The Club itself is on the 36th floor.
Below are pictures of the tower
Come early the first time you are going there because some people get lost. You can also phone the Toronto Athletic Club directly if you are lost at 416-865-0900. For all other inquiries, please click on "Contact Us" above.
Directions via TTC
You can get to the TD Waterhouse Tower totally underground via "PATH". Go to Union subway station. Go north (underground) through the Royal Bank Plaza. Follow signs on the ceiling pointing north toward TD Centre. When you get to a section that looks like it goes under a street, the TD Waterhouse Tower is on your left. Go up escalators.
Directions via Driving
Drive along Bay/Yonge St and turn west onto Wellington St West (one-way street). For those driving from the Gardiner Expressway, exit to York St and continue north past Front St, turn right/east onto King St, turn right/south onto Bay St, turn right/west onto Wellington St West. Right after passing the TD Waterhouse Tower (79 Wellington St West), you'll see parking signs on the south side of the street.
Directions within TD Waterhouse Tower
When you get to a set of elevators (8 of them), take any of them to the
The Studio 1 is located on the 37th floor but you must go through the reception on the 36th floor.
Please bring a change of shoes especially if your shoes will be wet from snow or rain. You may also eat dinner at the restaurant within the Toronto Athletic Club.
After exiting the elevator, you will see the main reception area. Check your name off on a Toronto Dance attendance list at the counter. Washrooms are in the locker/change rooms.
NOTE: Please respect the premises by not going into any fridges to remove items, etc. It happened a few times and hopefully not by Latin-Ballroom students.
To Studio 1
Sign in and then turn left from the reception area. Go up the stairs one floor (to
the 37th floor), turn right, go through doors.
There may be some street meter parking but they are harder to find.
There is a $10 flat-fee parking at TD Waterhouse Tower, at the
south side of Wellington St West, just west of the TD Waterhouse Tower.
If there is a game at the Air Canada Centre, the cost is $20 flat-fee.
There is a $7 flat-fee parking at Royal Bank, at the
south side of Wellington St West, just east of the TD Waterhouse Tower.