About Us

Where axe throwing lives

We're the world's biggest urban axe throwing club. Our mission is to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard pastime to urban communities. With the help of our talented axe throwing coaches, hundreds of thousands of people have been able to share our passion for throwing axes. We pride ourselves in delivering outstanding customer service to all of our clients whether it's for walk-ins, leagues, private parties and team building events.

Bad Axe Throwing was founded by CEO Mario Zelaya in the fall of 2014. Mario is based in southern Ontario, therefore the first doors we opened were in Burlington, Ontario. In just a few years, we've expanded across Canada and the United States with 11 locations including, Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener, Edmonton, Surrey, Winnipeg and Chicago.

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Giving back to the community

Bad Axe Throwing is proud to be a part of the communities where we are located. We have participated in numerous fundraising events, getting involved in local charities and providing donations to worlwide leadership and support organizations such as United Way, Ottawa Food Bank, Ottawa Snowsuit Fund and Toy Mountain.

We believe in giving back to the community and helping out where we can. Our campaigns are aimed at supporting families, children and teens in need. Axe throwing events in the community are great opportunities for people to have fun while supporting great causes. An example of a successful event we hosted in partnership with Toy Mountain was "Bad Axe Throwing Toy Fundraiser for Children in Need". Check out the details in the below article.

"Mississauga's Bad Axe Throwing offers free event for a good cause"

Toy Mountain

If you'd like Bad Axe Throwing to be involved in your upcoming fundraising event, let us know the details by contacting us and sharing the details!

Here's just a few organizations we've been lucky enough to work with!