Boxing Gyms in Toronto – Reviewed [Top 10 in 2024]

Now this is a boxing city. Toronto is full of top class boxing gyms like Sully’s, Hardknocks, HUF, Atlas, and many others.

We’ve reviewed them all for you. Let’s check them out…

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My preference is always for those rare, pure, old school boxing gyms, free of ego, and full of passion for the sport. But sometimes I include the odd boxercise place because I know that not everyone wants the nitty gritty of actual combat.

Why listen to me: I’ve been boxing as an amateur for 6 years and trained in countless boxing gyms around the world from Seattle to Spain. I’ve learnt that picking the right gym can literally change your life and want to help you do the same. Learn more about me here.

PLEASE leave your own opinions and experiences about Toronto boxing gyms in the comments at the bottom and I’ll continuously update this page to make it as useful as possible!

The 10 Best Boxing Gyms in Toronto🥊

1️⃣ Sully’s Boxing Gym

Sully's Boxing Gym

  • Summary: the perfect old school boxing gym
  • Address: 1554 Dundas St W
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-F: 7:30am-9pm, Sa: 11am-3pm
  • Pricing: $130 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: anyone passionate about true boxing
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Like a fine wine, Sully’s keeps getting better and better with age. Canada’s oldest boxing gym has now been coaching world class boxing for no fewer than 75 years. And today it’s as good as ever.

Sully’s is a true, old school boxing gym that takes the sport very seriously but has the perfect balance of professionalism, respect, and encouragement. Everyone that trains here is full of passion for the sport and set on learning the true art of boxing.

This gym trains the best of the best, including Tony Morrison, who was a Canadian heavyweight champ, and Rico Mancini who has coached at every level up to nationals.

But don’t let that intimidate you, they’re very welcoming of beginners, so long as you’re willing to give it your all and put the work in.

They have 8 or 9 classes every weekday for beginners, kids, competition fighters, sparring. Everything. There’s something here for all boxers, of all abilities.

Sully’s is the real deal, and undoubtedly one of the best boxing gyms in Toronto, if not the whole country.

2️⃣ HUF Boxing Gym

HUF Boxing Gym in Toronto

  • Summary: only praise for this world class boxing gym
  • Address: 700 Dundas St E
  • Google rating: 4.7
  • Opening hours: 24 / 6
  • Pricing: $199 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners, pros, kids, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Whether you’re looking to fight in competition or just get in the shape of your life, HUF is the place for you.

What really stands out about this place is the sense of community that they’ve built here. Everyone is friendly and supportive of each other. Egos are left at the door.

This is thanks to all the world class coaches like Miguel, Teresa, Andrew etc who are not only highly experienced but really understand how to actually teach and inspire their students.

Like all the best gyms, everyone is welcome here, and everyone keeps on coming back for more.

The facility itself is awesome. It’s huge, full of rings, bags, and every other item of training equipment you could imagine, including weights and cardio stuff. They have many classes throughout the day for you to pick from.

You won’t find a bad word said about this world class boxing gym. Highly recommended.

3️⃣ Atlas Boxing Club

Atlas Boxing Club

  • Summary: a pure authentic boxing gym seeped in history
  • Address: 1230 Sheppard Ave W Unit 2
  • Google rating: 4.7
  • Opening hours: M-F: 12-9pm, Sa: 10am-2pm
  • Pricing: $169 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: any passionate boxer, beginner or pro
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Now this place has some serious boxing history. Founded back in 1984, it has trained some of the best of the best, including none other than world heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis.

Boxing legacy is practically seeping out of the walls here and it makes for an incredibly motivating environment to train.

The original founder is no longer with us, but his son, Armand Teodorescu, picked up the mantle and continues to run the gym in the same high, passionate standards.

They train boxers of all levels, so no matter if you’re just getting started, or if you’re a pro competing for a title fight, they’ll take care of you at Atlas.

They take their boxing seriously here but the culture is still very positive and encouraging. One of Toronto’s best boxing gyms.

4️⃣ Hardknocks Boxing Club

Hardknocks boxing club

  • Summary: a solid all-round boxing gym welcoming to all
  • Address: 156 Bathurst St
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Opening hours: M-F: 8am-8pm, Sa: 9am-2pm
  • Pricing: $229 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners, kids, pros
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Hardknocks will push you to your limit. Be prepared to work seriously hard when you join one the boxing classes here!

It’s not just about fitness though, this is a genuine boxing gym training competitive fighters in proper boxing technique. Their fighters frequently participate in local tournaments so if you’re looking to fight for real then they can certainly sort you out.

Hardknocks is absolutely welcoming to beginners and kids though too. So don’t worry if it’s your first time, the super professional coaches Adrien, Baylee, and Billy will make you feel welcome and get you up to speed in no time,

The facility isn’t massive and its a popular spot so sometimes the classes can feel a little busy. You have to book spots online in advance to make sure you get a space. No memberships needed.

They have 2-4 group boxing classes every weekday for you to chose from. At $229/month for a membership it’s a little more expensive some of the other boxing gyms in Toronto.

5️⃣ Gideon Boxing Academy

Gideon Boxing gym

  • Summary: It’s all about boxing at this pure, authentic gym with a great atmosphere
  • Address: 21 Progress Ave #6
  • Google rating: 4.7
  • Opening hours: M & W: 4-8pm, T&T: 12-9pm, F: 4-7pm
  • Pricing: $120 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: kids, beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Gideon Boxing Academy is a hidden gem. It has a great atmosphere and spirit. It’s humble but mighty. Free of egos and full of good people wanting to learn proper boxing.

This is a pure, authentic boxing gym where pros and beginners train alongside each other (although not against, don’t worry!), under the watchful eye of extremely experienced and professional coaches led by former pro boxer Horace “The Mighty” Hunter.

They have multiple different boxing classes throughout the day for you to chose from, including specialist classes for kids and the competitive team.

If you can afford it, then I’d highly recommend taking the odd one-on-one class every so often for that extra personal attention. The coaches here are so good that it will make a big difference to your form.

Only good things to say about Gideon Boxing Academy. And at just $120 / month it’s one of the best value boxing gyms in Toronto

6️⃣ Scarberian Boxing Club

Scarberian Boxing Club in Toronto

  • Summary: a non-profit community focused boxing gym with strong values
  • Address: 2250 Midland Ave #29
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 4:30-8pm, 11:30am-2pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: kids and young adults
  • Online: website, Instagram

Scarberian Boxing is a non-profit gym with a big focus on helping local kids learn important life values and keeping them off the streets. As a result, most of the members here are young boys and men probably between 14-25 years old.

They also offer specialist kids’ and women’s classes too, all taught by the highly experienced and friendly head coach Daron and his team

Some boxing gyms can be accused of giving extra attention to their competitive fighters at the expense of everyone else.

But not here. They pride themselves on ensuring that every member gets the input from coaches that they need to hit whatever their goals are, be it fitness of fighting.

This place certainly has some flair and they promise to “put hustle behind your muscle and skill behind your will!” We like the sound of that!

7️⃣ United Boxing Gym

United Boxing Gym in Toronto

  • Summary: a decent high-end, modern boxing gym
  • Address: 1034 Bloor St W
  • Google rating: 4.7
  • Opening hours: M-F: 7-8:30pm, Sa: 9am-1pm, Su: 10am-12:3pm
  • Pricing: $250 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners and fitness fanatics looking for a high-end option
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

United Boxing Gym looks like it was designed by Apple. Everything is white and cool, modern, and urban. Their website is full of pictures of hot girls in tight tops.

It might feel like this is just a high-end, boxercise, trendy workout type places but they do place a big emphasis on training members in proper boxing technique and they have designated sparring sessions.

They have up to 8 classes everyday to choose from including for beginners, advanced, strength, cardio and women. There’s something here for everyone at all times of the day.

Note that at $250 / month (cheaper if you commit for a year), it’s one of the more expensive boxing gyms in Toronto.

If you’re looking for a high-end boxing studio with lots of classes to choose from, a friendly environment, and to be surrounded by good looking people (who doesn’t like that?), then definitely check out United Boxing Gym.

8️⃣ Stockyards

Stockyards Boxing and Fitness

There’s nothing fancy about Stockyards but what it lacks in style it more than makes up for in spirit and passion for boxing. This place is all about pure boxing.

Head coach Richard is a former pro boxer, and they club regularly holds fight nights here for those wanting to fight competitively. Their fighters often do well on the circuit, with some winning regional championships.

Saturdays are for sparring, and the people who train here really want to learn to box rather than just let off steam.

Thanks to Richard, the environment here is super fun, kind, and respectful. Boxing gyms can be intimidating but not Stockyards. Welcoming to all. Highly recommended.

9️⃣ Cabbagetown Boxing Club

Cabbagetown Boxing Club in Toronto

  • Summary: a real old school boxing gym with strong community values
  • Address: 2 Lancaster Ave
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Opening hours: M-F: 9am-8:30pm
  • Pricing: $70 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: wannabe fighters and youths
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Cabbagetown Boxing was founded way back in 1972 and since then has been a core pillar of the local community.

It’s a non-profit gym with a focus on helping underprivileged kids but has a very decent adult program too.

There’s absolutely nothing fancy about this place but it has rock solid values, a bunch of classes every day to choose from, and is welcoming of boxers of all ages and abilities.

Cabbagetown is certainly and old school boxing gym, a boxercise studio this most definitely is not. The head trainer used to be an Olympic coach so he really knows what he’s doing.

They have plenty of dedicated sparring sessions for those who really want to learn how to fight, as well as more technique and fitness focused classes for those who aren’t quite ready to get hit!

🔟 Grant’s MMA and Boxing Gym

Grants MMA boxing gym

  • Summary: a great MMA gym with an extensive boxing program
  • Address: 4884 Dufferin St Unit 6
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M, W, F: 7am-8pm, T&T: 1-9pm,
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: those looking for varied combat training
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Ok so I know this isn’t quite a pure boxing gym, but I’ve included it on this list because it’s still a great gym to train in the Sweet Science.

As well as offering Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, they have an extensive boxing program that consists of 2 or 3 boxing classes everyday.

Everyone is welcome here so don’t worry if you’re new to the sport. So long as you’re willing to put the effort in, and work hard, you’ll find time spent here to be incredibly rewarding (and insane for your fitness levels too!).

Coaches Ryan, Victor, and Domenic, are all very popular figures. Not just because they really know what they’re doing, but because they’re great at sharing their knowledge with their students and keeping everyone motivated.

Definitely worth checking out Grant’s.

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How to pick a Toronto boxing gym

  • Coaches – an experienced, motivating coach makes all the difference. Not just when it comes to improving your technique but also in encouraging you to keep coming back time and time again. Becoming a good boxer takes a long time and so it’s important you find a coach that you click with if this is something you want to do for many years. Reviews will often focus on coaches so try looking for those for some insights.
  • Convenience of location and class timings – this is key. My boxing gym is on the same block as my home so I have no excuse not to go almost everyday, even if I’m not feeling up to it. Finding a gym that’s close to home or work will make your life much easier and help to make going to boxing training a habit. The same applies to class timings, if you have to massively disrupt your day to get to a class because it doesn’t fit your schedule then you’re going to be less likely to go.
  • Gym focus – I don’t have a problem with boxercise classes, but make sure you know what you’re signing up for if you join one of these. Boxercise is very different than actually learning how to fight and getting sparring experience. If you truly want to learn how to box then you need to box. That involves punching other people and getting punched yourself.
  • Trial class – most boxing gyms will allow you to have a free trial class so you can get a feel for the place before you sign up. This is a great way of evaluating whether you like the coach, the energy, and the focus of the gym. Always worth asking for a free trial class if you’re not sure whether it’s offered.

How much do boxing gyms in Toronto cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: there’s a range but expect to pay somewhere between $100-$250, depending on how fancy the place is. Some places offer unlimited classes to their members. Be sure to check for this.
  • One-on-one personal training: Depending on the gym, costs are around $40 per hour as a minimum.
  • Drop-in boxing classes for non-members: ~$15 per class
  • Initiation fee: not all places make you pay one of these (and I’m not a fan of it) but those that do usually charge a one-off fee of $50-$100

12th Round 🔔

If you’re lucky enough to be into boxing and living here then happy days, you’re spoiled for choice in this city. With Toronto boxing gyms like Sully’s, Hardknocks, HUF, Atlas, and many others, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding somewhere that suits you.

Happy fighting! 🥊🥊

“I’m scared every time I go into the ring, but it’s how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, ‘Let’s go.’”

Mike Tyson

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